Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wow it has been a long time since I posted on the blog. So here is a quick update. Brent and Bradley are officially 7th graders and in Junior High and Miles, Marshall, and Madyson are officially 2nd graders. We are getting ready to move from Waxahachie and looking forward to moving closer to friends and out of Waxahachie. I am going to try and post to the blog at least once a week with new and exiciting things happening with the kids. Brent and Bradley have done awesome in band this year both getting all 1's in UIL competition and Bradley getting honorable mention for his clarinet solo. They also just did their last performance for band and it was great. Being a first year band they sounded awesome. They got all region at the last competion they had and at their awards ceremony next week are being Commended for making above a 90 on the Taks test in both math, and reading. I am one proud mom. They just keep amazing with thier awesome grades and talent. The little guys all did well in school this year as well making the A honor roll most of the year. And Marshall got to go on a field trip just for kids who had no marks in their folders all year, so he got to go to a Rangers game and was super excited about that. Madyson and Miles both did well in school as well and are all looking forward to moving. Hope everyone has a great memorial day.



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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Our Trip to Washington, D.C.

On June 25, Andrew, Brent, Bradley, my neice Abby, and myself got on a plane and headed to Washington D.C. This was the kids first time on a plane and they were excited. Our planed took off early that morning at 7:00 am and we landed a little after 11 at Ronald Regan National Airport. The flight was great, we had no turbulence and the kids did great. Bradley, Abby, and Andrew sat in front of Brent and I. And both the boys got windows seats, with the understanding Abby got a window seat on the way back. They had backpacks with things to read and do and they did not cause any problems.



Abby is like my sister. She has to check out every bathroom so she got up twice to go to the batroom even though I had her go before we took off, and Bradley got up once. Brent and I were troopers we did not get up once. Which is not unsually for me!! (I do have the bladder of steel) Walking through the airport Abby wanted to stop and shop but I told her we had plenty of shopping in the days ahead! So we got our luggage and headed to the rental car bus.



After getting our rental car we headed to the Pentagon to see the Pentagon Memorial. The Memorial was touching, it brought tears to mine and Andrew's eyes. This was our first time to visit and we explained to the kids exactly what happened on Septemeber 11,2001 when they were 2 years old.




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Ford's Theather
Deanna, Brent, Abe, Abby, and Bradley


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In Front of the White House
Deanna, Bradley, Brent, and Abby

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American History Museum
We spent the whole day there. They had a blast. The museum had a science area that we spent a lot of time at.
Brent

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Bradley at the American History Museum.
We had a blast and the boys enjoyed learning all about American Goverment and History. They are my little book worms. Their favorite place was the Spy Museum but we were not allowed to take pictures inside. After visiting the museum every where we went they said people were spys!LOL!!
Visiting the White House was hilliarous. My niece Abby saw this button on the fence and she ask me what it was. I told her I did not know but don't push it even though it looked as if it was broken. I told them that all in the yard of the White House were Secret Service Police but of course, they did not believe me until they saw someone in the bushes. It was getting dark so they could not see all the security. Well after that Abby decided she wanted to find out about the button. She turned around to a Secret Service Police officer that was sitting in his car behind us and ask what it was for. It use to be used to call up to the White House and he told her it was older than me. He then told her that people think when you push the button missles shoot out of the fountain. I just died laughing. After that they believed about anything I told them!!LOL!! I had some fun with that one.



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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Summer is here!!

Well summer is finally here and we have been super busy. I have not had time to post pictures form kindergarten graduation or 4th grade graduation but hopefully this weekend I can get to that. Brent and Bradley are off to church camp and I am sure their counselor will have tons of stories for me. He told me he was taking a journal so he can blog about it next week. I will be sure to include a link to his blog. So far we have gone to the water park, I got burned, every one else was fine. Go figure. I am the one who always tans!! Last week the boys had swim practice every morning so we got up and went to Fort Worth for Practice and then on Thursday they had their first meet. They did very well for thier first meet. I will share pictures with you of that as well. This week it is just Miles, Marshall, and Madyson so we have been having some fun times together. Yesterday we went to my friend Brandy's and went swimming with her and her kiddos (who are the same age) and then we came home and read books and "played school" they love to write in the journal's I bought them for the summer. They also like to color and practice writing and reading. Each week we go to 1/2 price books and get a gift card for reading the previous week. They enjoy getting to pick out new books each week. Although it can turn into a nightmare when 5 kids are all trying to pick out books. They have learned if they go to the clearance section they can possible get 3 books instead of one. So they aim to fine the dollar books! It is pretty funny watching them pick up a book and if it is not a dollar they will most of the time put it back, at least the three little ones will. That is pretty much all I have to report right now. I need to upload pictures for everyone to see their graduation. It was very sweet.




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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My babies are no longer babies!!

WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE!!

Wow this school year has flown by!! My babies are not babies anymore, they are "FIRST GRADERS IN TRAINING" Yes, you heard me right on June 4, 2009 they graduate from Kindergarten and will be heading to the first grade. They are finishing up the year with field day on Monday May 18 and then a Field Trip to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History followed by the big Kindergarten Graduation on Thursday June 4.

To start I need to brag on my "big boy" Miles. He started out the year being ony 5 for about 2 weeks so we have struggled with maturity and the once in a while behavior issue at school, typical "boy" in other words. I am glad to report that in last 3 weeks Miles has recieved 4 purple stars for expectional behavior, and on the other days received green, which is the best you can recieve besides the purple star which is awarded to one child a day. Last week he ended the week with 2 purple stars!! I am so proud of him. You may wonder why I call him my "big boy". Well Miles is almost as tall as Bradley and Brent. He is catching them very fast and will probably pass them at some point in the near future. He is tall and skinny and looks just like his daddy. I also have to say he has done very well with the transition of teachers. His teacher had a adorable litle girl back on April 15 so he has had a sub and after the first week of not wanting to go he has not had any issues.

Next comes Marshall, that little booger read me Green Eggs and Ham all by himself the other day along with another Dr. Suess book. He is doing very well at school and rarely gets in trouble. A funny story about Marshall, although it was not very funny at the time, I look at it now and think what a little toot. A few weeks ago he was eating breakfast at school with 3 other children from his class, well they all decided it would be fun to be late to class so they could get a "green late pass" to class. They all 4 walked into class late laughing about the fact they were late. Poor Mrs.Agee, she took all 4 boys to the office to talk with the assistant principle and then had to call all the parents to let them know what had happened. It just so happened, I was at the school later that morning so she did not have to call me. She just told me in person, what I foud funny was that as I walked in the room Marshall acting as if everything was fine and was given me tons of hugs and kisses. I soon found out the reason for so much love in front on his class mates. When he got home that aftenoon we had a talk about being late to class. He has not been late since then. Marshall is the child who will not do something to get in trouble in front of you, and everyone is always shocked we I tell them he did this or that. Well on another occasion he decided to be the class clown and got out of his seat while Mrs. Agee was out of the room and ran out into the hall way. I guess he figures he has been good for the most part of the year so he going to see what he can get away with the last six weeks of school. He is learning very quickly not much.

Madyson is reading and writing better and is doing great in dance. She did not get to do her "practice" performance at Mayfest this year because the event was canceled due to the SWINE FLU! It was a bummer but next week is her big performance and I have to say she looks so cute in her costume. I will take pictures at her practice next Wednesday and share with everyone. We are not allowed to video or photograph at the actual performance since it is being professionally recorded. As soon as I get the video I will upload her two performances. She is going to be a "Tiger in a tutu" and "Cowgirl" Now back to school. Madyson talks all the time at school. She sometimes gets in trouble for talking and her teacher told me that when she tells Madyson she has to pull her card and move it she will "twirl" to the chart pull her card and twirl back. With that being said she always gets green, so she really does not get into trouble except for talking every once in a while. (I wonder where she gets that from, surely not her mommy!!LOL)

I talked about Miles, Marshall and Madyson going to first grade but the BIG news is that Brent and Bradley are graduating from elementary school to intermideate school. They will be going to the new intermediate school (5-6 grade) next year and are very excited about getting to change classes and have different teachers for each subject It seems just like yesterday they where starting kindergarten now they are graduating 4th grade. They have a "clap out" ceremony the same day that the little guys graduate kindergarten, so that day is going to be a day full of tears. I am already prepared. Marshall actually told me I would cry at graduation!

For Mother's Day Bradley and Brent wrote a song for me. It was so cute. They both sang while Bradley "played" his guitar. I was very impressed. It was a great Mother's Day gift.

Brent made straight A's last six weeks at school. I was very proud of him. He brought all his grades up and went from the A/B honor roll to the A honor roll. He loves to read but his favorite thing to do is play video games. I sometimes think the Ninetendo DS is stuck to his hands. I just redid his and Bradley's room. It turned out really cute. They have a "surf board" themed room and it fits them both very well.

Bradley loves to read and loves anything to do with Science and writing songs. He has a notebook that he writes his songs in and appropriately has it titled "Bradley's Songs". He has been telling me that he is starting a band. I guess we will have to see where that goes. He also likes to play the piano. This summer I am going to sit down and teach him how to play the piano along with Madyson, I was a little younger than Bradley when I started to play so I am excited they both have an interested in the piano.

Bradley and Brent both went on a Field Trip last month to Austin for the day. They left the school on charter buses at 6:45 on a Thursday morning and came back around 8that night. They went to the Capital and to the Bob Bullock museam and came back with a lot of knowledge about the state capital.

You just have to see the next pictures to believe it!! On May 1 my sliding door on my van literally came off. I did not believe it when I was first told. I had to get up and look. And this is what I found!!

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van door

The bad thing is that we just got it out of the shop and had only been home an hour when this happened. Andrew drove it back to the dealership without the door!!LOL!! I can only imagine what that looked like and the looks that he got while driving up Cooper Street without a door. When he pulled into the dealership they could not believe what they were seeing and were of course laughing. How could you not!! Needless to say I have had a rental van for the past week and don't know when I will be getting my van back.

Well I think that pretty much catches you up to this point. I hope everyone is having a great week.


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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Halloween 2008

This halloween the Older kids wanted to do a High
School Musical theme so Braldey was "Troy" and Brent was "Chad" my niece
Abby was a "Wildcat Cheerleader" and to get in on the fun Dana, my sister
thought it would be fun for us to dress up as Sharpay and Gabriella. So I
was "Sharpay" and Dana was "Gabriella". We all had fun! Enjoy the pics
because I am not dressing up for Halloween again!! Madyson was of course,
Cinderella, Miles and Marshall were Spiderman and my nephew Mason was a x-ray!!



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Go ahead
Laugh!! You know it is funny!! Get it over with!


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All of us!!

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Brent (Chad) and Me
(Sharpay)


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Another
pic of Brent and myself



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Marshall and Mason



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The six of us waiting for Dana, Abby, and
Bradley



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