Friday, May 27, 2011

Say What?

Just a quick post to say we now have a 6th grader, 3rd, grader, and 2nd grader.   


So glad it's summer break!!!  We are gonna have some FUN!

**Have to add my proud parent comment:  All had straight A's, and Dustin made a high enough score on his math test to do pre-AP math in 6th grade!!! Wow! Way to go, kids!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Transition night

Last Tuesday night, Orvis Risner had their 'transition night' for the lower grades, and the 1st graders had a little surprise for everyone!  I didn't know what it was going to be like, or we would have invited our family(sorry to my family!!).  We do have it on video!  

They sang 4 songs...they were adorable!  It was short and sweet....perfect for 1st graders!

He's such a little performer!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Jodee's field trip

2nd grade always does a zoo field trip, and following with tradition, Josh volunteers to help out!  I was able to meet up with their group (with my babysitting kiddos), so I got to enjoy it also!  So fun!

Jo on the bus!!!

 Our group!! It did get smaller, as some of the kids found their parents, but this is the group we started with!  They were wonderful!!!  

The sweet baby elephant....thankfully it was outside, and we didn't have to wait in line to see it!

The bears were up close and personal that day!! So cool!

So happy we were able to go on this trip with her!  

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Had to use the now famous word (thanks to a crazy actor) describe the boys' baseball season! They are both doing SO well!  It's so much fun to see them have fun, learn the game, and win a few ballgames.  

Go Arsenal!
Go Rangers! 
Go Express!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

State Gymnastics Meet

April 30th was Jodee's BIG state gymnastics meet! She competed against the best level 4's in her age group.  Guess what?  Even after the broken foot fiasco, and even after missing HOURS of practice because of the longer school days (because of the lovely snow), she came in 4th in the state!  Woohoo!!! Way to go, JO!  I am so happy for her!  She also 'all-stated', which means she goes to a big, fancy banquet in August, and gets a yummy dinner, and recognition for being an amazing gymnast.  What a great accomplishment at age 8!  WOW!

Funny thing happened the day before her of her coaches was not current on all of her membership/background check stuff, so I was called in to help coach!  Yikes!  I didn't want to make her more nervous, but she was calm, cool, and collected. At the end, she even told me she liked that I was there with her!! that girl!

Here we are getting ready to warm up on bars...

 And here we are after the meet.  So proud.  So happy.

For the video, check out my facebook, or Josh's.  I will try to figure out how to put it on here someday.

Friday, May 6, 2011

OKC Memorial Marathon '11

So...this year was a little different.  It was the first year I didn't do the half marathon.  It was also the first year Josh and I got to run with the kids in the kid's marathon!  Good year to do that....rain, thunder, lightning, 40 degrees....1.2 miles?? Okay!

We were pretty glad we didn't sign up and pay and train for the 1/2.  It was pretty miserable out there!  But, we are so happy we spent the morning together....running in the rain, and freezing our fingers off!  It is one marathon we will never forget!

Here we are on our way.  Still thinking the rain is going to stop at any moment.  We are all smiling!

On our way to the starting line!  Still smiling!

Oooooo....decided to find a spot to stay dry for about 30 minutes.  They delayed the start time due to lightning.  Yay.  But....we are all still happy!

Finally!! Waiting to start....aaahhh....1.2, here we come!

 Got our snacks, medals, and we were DONE!  We were all SO cold...Dylan is bawling in this picture because he 'can't feel his hands'!  Neither could I.  Brrrrrr!

Space heater, hot chocolate, and hot showers came next.  We were glad to be home!