Thursday, June 4, 2009

Summer time; da, nah, nah, nah!

First, I want to ask for your prayers for my older brother, Jason. He's traveling to Liberia, Africa on monday for Two weeks with his pastor. Please pray for them! Pray for their safety, for cultural sensitivity, for the love and encouragement they're going to be giving, and my sister in law and her kiddos at home without Jason! You can see more details on his blog. 

What a day. Every thursday the past few months, I have been watching a friends 1 1/2 year old; Adison. Today was my last day to have her (her parents are both teachers and today was the last day of school!), so it was a little bitter sweet. Kai had his end of the year party at 10am, so my mother in law came over to watch Keira and Adison for me. Yay for family help! I made Palm Tree cookies for Kai's class (the party was a luau), and re did the sugar cookie batch THREE times. For some reason, I cannot find a good roll out sugar cookie recipe and didn't like all the ones I tried! The first batch was just way too sticky, and when I added more flour, it just tasted too floury. Anywho, if you have a "no fail" recipe, please tell me! Go to my cooking blog for the pictures and icing recipe (dry hard icing from Martha Stewart). For you newbie bloggers, did you know all the words in bold are links you can click on? Just making sure. Moving on...

Kade was invited to an after school party from a kid in his class, and this kid's mom was their class mom. They were getting picked up from school in a Hummer Limo (yes; for real. Fourth graders!), and going to two other Elementary schools to pick up more of the kid's friends. From there, they were going swimming and having lunch at this kids house. I"m saying "this kid", because I never met him and have no idea who he is! Of course, being a good parent and all, I didnt want to just ship Kade off to some strangers house! I waited around after school so I could take some pictures of the limo and meet the parents. There were plenty of other mom's there taking pictures too! Kade was just besides himself and super excited! I told him I was going to take a ton of pictures, because he would never forgot the last day of his fourth grade year! Not just because of that, but he had his award closing ceremonies for baseball (his team made it into the playoffs), AND is leaving in the middle of the night for Disney World with his mimi and grandpa! For reals; he will NEVER forget this day! I took him to get a new swimsuit (everybody could use just ONE more!) and got him all packed and ready to go! I got really sad when I said goodbye and hugged him, then watched him leave. He'll be gone til June 16th; and thats just a long time! Okay; wipe the tears and on with the pictures! 

On our way to the last day of Kindergarten! 
Last day of fourth grade! He's in his bathing suit; ready to swim!
Kai's luau table

My little Palm Tree Cookie. Kinda looks like broccoli 
My little Kai. 
This has got to be my new favorite picture. Look at that face! 
Kai and some of his buddies
I dunno; baseball with the shovel? 
The hummer limo pulls up!
Here's the line up of all the little boys. The dad is the big dude in front; it was all very organized. 

There's Kadesters (and Garret; Kai's best friend in kindergarden! Kai was upset that Garret was going; they're apparently family friends!) 
All lined up (keep in mind they're still getting more boys from 2 more schools! seriously)

That's Kim Edwards in the middle; Vice Principal. I've unfortunately been in her office; thats another post
Time to go! Kade was so thrilled.

So that's our full day; last day! Edwin has to work tomorrow, (he's a teacher) but then our summer as a family at home will begin! We're so lucky...


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  2. SHell- you are too cute- I love you broccoli palm trees. A plus for effort and I am sure they were awesome!