Wednesday, April 28, 2010

April First Update


April First was a big day... not only was it the Oratory Recital... but it was Emma's birthday!
I can't believe I have gone from this...

to this...


Before school on this particular morning, Mr. Lussi (see article here) asked to have breakfast with Emma for her birthday. So we got to go to Chick-fil-a and eat with him. What a special treat!

Then, Emma did wonderful... er uh.... got through... her poem. We were so proud of her though. She was so nervous and they made the Kindergartners go first!! I was so nervous for her, and although I have seen her recite it better, she got up there on stage and went through it flawlessly. So proud!

(Please note the blackbird in the nest on her head)

After that I got to stay for lunch and have cupcakes with her and her class!

(Please Note the Birthday Hat on her head)

Can I just say how much I love PCA? Before they ate lunch Mrs. Carter had Emma come to the front of the room and had her pick two students to pray for her. They came up and said a little prayer for Emma on her special day.

Then it was on to the party!
We had a spa party!
(if interested go to

We also had some of the girls spent the night!

It was a uh... interesting... uh... exhausting day!

Spring Break.... a month later

I haven't had a time to reflect on Spring Break yet so I shall do that now. We had a great time in Hilton Head with our cousins and good friends. It was great to reconnect with Jamie and spend time with my two most favorite Meek sister-in-laws! I didn't want to leave and I can't wait to go back in 4 weeks! WOOHOO!
When we got back we had the staph infection debacle, strep throat, antibiotic allergies and a excema flare up that still hasn't subsided... so yes, I would rather be at the beach. Having great kids at school this semester has definitely made it easier to come back though! Seriously, I don't want this bunch to leave. I love them. I'll post pictures soon, but if you want to follow the class then head to

Ok Spring Break.

Garrett was very excited to get to the beach.
He reveled in finally getting there!

Emma had to kick the waves for Grammie and Poppa

We got our picture on our favorite tree!

I still remember our first one...

(technically Payton was in this too since I was pregnant with her)

We swung!

and we swam!

I found out what a great little man my Aidan is turning into....

And how much we have missed our good friends...

Despite the mishaps...

and the tears...

We had a great time!