The Everyday Life of Ben, Brooke, Macy, Ava, and Aubrey Wyatt

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Kinder Wrap Up

Well, we made it! We made it through their first year of school. Kindergarten was a success. They loved it. They loved their teachers, loved their friends (new and old) and loved learning. I am SO thankful that they enjoy school. I know it won’t always be that way but for now it makes me happy. The last few weeks of school were busy with activities. Here are some of the fun things they did:

Field trip to Safety Town:
Safety Town happens to be really close to my school so I was able to leave work and meet them there. They learned about what to do in emergencies, how to call 911, and road/pedestrian safety. They got to drive these cool jeeps to practice what they learned.

Field Day:
I was so impressed by Bledsoe’s field day! They had lots of super fun games, all kinds of water games and activities, and a tug of war tournament. Macy’s class won the kinder tug of war trophy! What a fun day!

Dance party in the gym

An after field day snow cone treat!

End of the year party:
The end of the year party was outside with snow cones, cotton candy, a magician, bounce houses, and games. I wasn't able to go because my school had its end of the year party at the same time, but here are some pics that a friend sent me. 

 Watching the magician

Last day
Each day of the last week of school had a theme or special activity. Here they are on the last day which was Sport Day. A little bit of Texas and a little bit of Arkansas. : )

Macy got a special award at the assembly on the last day of school. At the end of each 9 weeks, the teacher picks two students to get the “All Star Kindergartner Award.”  The teachers said this award was for students that had shown the character traits that they had learned about all year long. We were SO proud of Macy for getting this award.

I am in love with this card that Ava made her teacher. Mrs. Khan always wore Toms and Ava wears hers a lot too so she drew matching Toms on them. 

Their teachers each gave awards out in class. Ava got the "fabulous friend" award and Macy got the "bringing sunshine into our class" award. (Wondering where this all-star, sunshine spreading little girl is at home?!?!)   

We are so thankful for an amazing school and teachers that truly care about our girls. They learned so much this year. They are reading and doing math problems and writing stories. Most importantly, they gained independence and confidence even when apart from each other which is all I really wanted out of this school year. Next year we will actually be moving to a new school, because they are building one in our neighborhood. We are sad to leave Bledsoe but I have a feeling that our new school, Hosp, will be just a great. The girls are already excited about being first graders, but for now we are going to relax and enjoy the sweet summertime.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Other things we have been up to.....

I got our Disneyworld post and Aubrey's 1st birthday post out of the way, so now I am ready to tackle everything else we did this winter. Here is what we have been up to:

Ava and Macy's 6th Birthday. The Disney trip was their birthday party and present, but we still had a couple of friends over to celebrate. It wasn't a sleep over but they still wore jammies (it was a pajama day at school), ate pizza and cake, and played together. These are their friends Savannah and Audrey. They have been best buds since pre-k.  

Pajama Day/Christmas Party at School:

Christmas:  We had a super low key Christmas here at home with just the 5 of us. It was really nice. Santa brought Ava and Macy scooters and brought Aubrey a car to ride in. We headed to Arkansas a couple of days after Christmas to celebrate with family. 

New Years: Because we were in Little Rock for the Holidays, we had free babysitting on New Year's Eve and were able to go for an adult dinner with Jon and Emily. I think we MIGHT have made it until 11:30 before we gave in and just rang in the New Year early. : )
Big Girl Bikes:  Gigi and Papa got the girls bikes with no training wheels for Christmas. Here is Macy learning to ride. They learned really quickly and are doing pretty good at riding by themselves. Sometimes stopping and turning are tricky but I was impressed at how quickly they picked it up! 

Nursery Rhyme Parade at School: Ava is one of the 3 Little Kittens Who Lost Their Mittens and Macy is The Cow that Jumped Over the Moon from Hey Diddle Diddle. 

Playing Golf: Ava, Macy, and Ben have been playing a lot of golf. It works out well.  Ben gets to play golf and he always takes at least one kid. Everybody wins!

Wedding Weekend: Our good friends Michelle and Chris got married so mom and dad came down to keep the kids while we had a kid-free weekend filled with wedding festivities and friends! It was great!

100 Days of School:  100 hearts and 100 stars to celebrate 100 days of kindergarten!

Daddy Daughter Dance: The community that we live in does an annual daddy daughter dance. I somehow managed to talk Ben into going. Actually, I didn't have much to do with it. Some of our neighborhood friends were planning to go and invited Ben and the girls to go with them. Poor Ben has about 10 years of this because about the time Ava and Macy outgrow it, Aubrey will be old enough to start going. 



Valentines Day:

Pinkalicious Play: The girls and I went to see Pinkalicious the play in Fort Worth. It was a fun day with just my big girls!

Surgery: Macy had tubes put in her ears over Spring Break. She had some fluid in her ears that just wouldn't go away (for like 2 years!) and it was effecting her hearing. We noticed a difference in her hearing immediately! So thankful that she can hear now and she doesn't say, "WHAT??? HUH????" all the time anymore.

Whew! I think that catches us up to Spring. Hopefully I will be able to post more often and won't have to do a recap of the Spring in September! : )