Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Father's Day!!!!

As much as Steve and I are struggling right now to keep our family afloat, the one thing I can always count on is how great of a daddy he is. I am so lucky to have found a man who cherishes his kids as much as my honey does.

He loves to read to them

Looking at our vacation photo album with Aaron









Throw them


Throwing Aaron while on vacation in March













Work with and teach them


Raking leaves with Noah















Play with them


Playing the drums with Noah in Animal Kingdom











Being silly with them


Feeding Aaron to a crocodile










Watch movies with them













Protect them

One of my favorite shots of Steve and Aaron from this year













and imitate them

crawling through the sprinkler with Noah last week







The boys and I both know he will always stay by their side















and has been since the day they were born

Steve's first day at home being a "daddy"
2002







Thank you, Steve, for being such a great Daddy and being a blessing to our children.

I love you.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Weekend Fun 06/15/09

Riding the swam paddle boats at the pond at John Ball Park
































Climbing to the top of the waterfall at the zoo









































Making s'mores in the back yard


























Father Son haircuts

Friday, June 5, 2009

Noah's Awards

Yesterday was Noah's last day of school. He had a half day but the last hour was the awards assembly for the 1st through sixth grades.


Here is Noah before the assembly started, wearing the tee shirt that his teacher made for the class with their class picture on it.
















Each teacher brought their class to the front and presented them with fun awards, character awards, and/or academic awards.

Noah's teacher gave each student an individual award based on their performance in class. Last year his award was the "Star Reader" award, but from what I gathered, most of the kids were pretty great readers by the end of the year, so that award went to the little girl who had improved the most.

As the awards were given, you could see the kids wait excitedly for what their award would be. No big surprise what Noah's ended up as:

Science Lover Award. He was quite excited


Sorry about how blurry it is. I have a very hard time with settings in their gymnasium.









After a very long hour and all the other classes had been complete, each of the "specials" teachers came up to present their awards. First, art, followed by music, and then PE.

The kids had participated in the president's fitness test and Mrs. M presented "Best in Class" awards for several events.

Noah received Best in Class awards for both pull ups (1 pull up) and quarter mile run (2:06)








He was most proud though that he got the National Fitness Award and the accompanying patch. Only two kids in his class and only one kid in each other grade earned one.










He was one proud little boy!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Picture Moments From The Weekend 5/11/09




Mother's Day gifts on Sunday












A special visit on Friday














With the cousins at Meijer Gardens on Saturday












Noah playing catcher at Friday's game