Sunday, May 27, 2012

The End of Kindergarten

Some things need to be marked. The end of kindergarten is one of them. I think Hotrod just endured this year so that he could become a first grader. When I told him that after this evening he would no longer be a kindergartner, but a first grader, he crouched down as far as he could, jumped up and yelled, "YES!!!!!!".

We surprised him with cupcakes. Now those of you who are very creative and plan a month in will be disappointed in what Aunt Beth and I came up with at four o'clock that afternoon. :) Apparently, the weekend after all the major graduations is not the time to find cupcakes with graduation hats and such. Especially, when it is Memorial Day weekend....yah.

Waiting with anticipation as to what his surprise will be...

Cupcakes!!! Yeah!!!
Well, at least he was impressed with them.

Stop laughing....
Yes, we stuck graduation decals onto the Memorial Day, red, white and blue stars. We thought we did a pretty good job considering we couldn't even find a balloon that said "Graduation".
They glow in the dark, that has to count for something. :)

 Time to dig in! Which one will he pick?

Chocolate, of course!

My precious boy is no longer in Kindergarten....
what a year it has been.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Time for the Fair!!!

The fair came to town a few weeks ago, and the kids got to go with Pappy for the first time! There was nothing better than growing up with the anticipation of the fair every year.
Amy and I looked forward to going with Daddy, riding the rides and eating ourselves silly. Can anyone say "funnel cake? roasted corn? turkey legs? caramel apples?" YUM!!!!
Hotrod had the fun of meeting up with one of his best buds, N. Nothing better than going with your sister to the fair, meeting up with your friends, your first time with a "real" boyfriend...I digress. :)

Oh, the anticipation of a never before ridden ride!!!

The point at which you are desperately trying not to fall into your friend...

Just giving up and enjoying!!!!

This was Princess's first time at the fair. She was very excited! She was the only one on the helicopter ride, but that didn't bother her!!


Airplane style!!

To say that the food lacked in this small town fair....well, it wasn't what we were used too. There were no turkey legs or roasted ears of corn.

Hotrod still enjoyed his corndog!

Ok princess, this is how you drive. Just follow my lead.

Thanks big brother, but I have this!

After a few games and won animals, Pappy and I introduced the kids to a funnel cake.  This is a pivotal moment in any child's life. It is important. The eating of the funnel cake, well....

My kids took one bite and said, "it's ok.". Then turned down anymore!!!!!!!!!


Pappy and I could not eat the whole thing on our own. We had a problem...I could not fix it....

With great confusion, and just about tears in my eyes, I....with my own two hands...threw away the rest of the funnel cake.

Wow...what a moment. If my sister had been there, it would have been finished. We needed her there, in that moment....

Oh well. We still had a good time!