Saturday, March 17, 2018


We ended May and started June with the girls rehearsal and recital.
Evelyn requested beads for while they wait backstage 
 Lined up and ready to rehearse
 It was tough to get pictures this year
 Parents were only allowed in the balcony
 Which made it harder to catch the movements from so far away

 But it was better than nothing 
 Audrey got to do jazz this year and she loved it.
 She had a great group of girls in her class
 She had some great facials this year
 It was such a cute dance
To Meghan Trainor's song Better when I'm Dancin'
 It was such a fun dance and a total crowd pleaser

 They nailed it!

Sunday, March 11, 2018


Despite my best efforts, I couldn't convince Chuck to have a party for his 40th birthday.  I couldn't let this milestone birthday go by without doing anything so I surprised him at work with lunch for his department and cake. I worked with his administrative assistant to make sure he had some time blocked to make it work.  She also reserved the conference room for me.
 The kids were done with school so they were able to come and help celebrate.  He was truly surprised.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

last day of school

 May 24th was Carter and Audrey's last day of school.  Audrey had a fantastic year in second grade and is looking forward to third grade.
Carter had his last day of fifth grade and final day of elementary school.  It's crazy to think he's off to middle school! He's excited for the change.  As the fifth graders left the school, all the other students and teachers lined the halls and cheered them on.  So cool!
 Ready for summer vacation
 Audrey's last day picture with her teacher.  It was also her teacher's last day.  She's moving into a position at the district office.  As sad as we are to see her go, I'm grateful that both Carter and Audrey were able to have her.  She's amazing!
 She had a seusstastic year!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

5th grade party

 The fifth graders got to party all afternoon to celebrate their graduation. It was a fun afternoon filled with a bunch of activities.  Carter and his friend are writing a message to be attached to a balloon they will release.
 The plan was to have it outside but the weather had other plans.  It was off and on rain all morning and it didn't clear up enough in time.  Luckily, we were able to have it in the gym where there was plenty of space.  We had pizza and drinks for the kids.
 Different games were brought in
 They all got t-shirts that said, Once a Royal Always a Royal
 There were fabric pens so they could sign each other's shirt
 photo booth
 slime station
 Having fun with the parachute

 I was brave enough to go under with them.
 Tug of war.  There was boys vs. girls
 5P vs. 5W
 The most fun was all the fifth graders vs. the parents.  We lasted longer than I thought but we were so out numbered!
 The rain stopped long enough to head out and release the balloons.
 DGS class of 2017 sending off their messages
 So bitter sweet to have my first kiddo say good bye to this wonderful school
 The party ended with a visit from the Kona Ice truck
The rain held off so they could eat them outside.  It was a fun afternoon and I'm glad I got to be a part of it.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

5th grade awards

 Carter and the runner up receiving their spelling bee trophy
It's a cute little bee
 He also received a golden paint brush award for art.
 Audrey placed for AR points
Carter did as well
 Certificate of completion.
 All the graduating 5th graders
 He had a display for his enrichment projects
 I'm so proud of him and all his accomplishments.  I can't wait to see what middle school as in store for him. 
I love this note from his teacher in one of her last class newsletters.