Monday, May 31, 2010

Tavaci in the Memorial Day parade

Today is Memorial day. The girls get to participate in the Dacula Memorial Day Parade with their Tavaci group. They get to ride in the trailer and throw candy out to all the people. They have their music playing and they sing the entire time. We are definitely one of the louder floats. They love doing it. Andy and I always get to walk behind them and hand out flyer's for Ms. Betsy. We had a fun morning with all our friends.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Jackson turns 4!

Today we went over to Justin and Kristina's house for Jackson's 4th birthday party. The kids had a great time playing on the water slide with all their cousins. We had lunch and enjoyed the day together. We love our little Punkie, as I call him. Happy Birthday to Jackson!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Tavaci Concert

It time for another Tavaci Concert!. I love watching my girls perform.I know that they love it and I'm grateful that they have the opportunity to do it. They always look so dang cute. This year Megan had a speaking part and Alexis was in the Grouch speciality. She got to dress up and be carried out by her daddy in a garbage can. they sang a song called I like trash. It was really funny and cute. Alexis was very happy because her teacher Ms. Fisher came to watch. She brought Alexis and Megan each a big gift. Our neighbors the Moore's and my family all came to support the girls. We are grateful for Ms. Betsy and Ms. Esther for all their hard work. Another grate concert completed!



Thursday, May 27, 2010

ThunderCats double header

Tonight we had our last ThunderCats game of the season. We had a double header against the Stumblin Drunks. We lost both games but we had a good time. I love playing softball and I'm glad I had the opportunity to play this season.

Game 1

Game 2

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Megan's end of the year school party!

Today was Megan's end of the year party for 4th grade. Megan has had a wonderful year and has loved her teacher Ms. Conklin. She has been a great teacher for Megan. Megan's party was lots of fun. She was excited because Andy and I were both able to be there. There theme was a Luau. They played a fun relay game where they had to put on a Hawaiian skirt, a tube, goggles, and water wings and run to the other side and switch with a team mate. It was really fun to watch them. Then they had a fruit by the foot eating contest which Megan blew her opponents out of the water. Way to represent Megan!! Then we had some yummy snacks. It was great being with Megan today.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Megan's practice swim meet!

Megan has been swimming at the YMCA since January. They YMCA does not have a summer swim team so we had to find a place to join. we have never done summer swim before. We joined the Waterton Waverunners team because her coach at the YMCA, Jeremy, is the coach at Waterton as well. We are so excited to do summer swim. Tonight they had a practice meet so that the kids would know what to expect when it was time for a real meet. Megan did a really good job and I think she is going to love summer swim. Megan's friend Anna Calicone from the YMCA is also on this team. Our friends the Baugh's and the Andrade's are also joining the team with us. Tonight Megan got to swim the back stroke and the free style.

ThunderCats scrimmage game

Our friend Scott kaiser is home from Utah for a couple of weeks and he wanted to have s scrimmage game with the thunderCats. He was on our team before he moved out to Utah. So we got a big group together to play some ball. There are never any open fields around to play at so when we practice we use the elementary school. Now to explain, the school doesn't really have a field. It has a backstop but that is about all. The infield is made up of gravel with a tiny bit of grass, if you can call it grass. We had a really fun time playing and the Cats even won. Andy got up to bat and really cranked the ball. He decided that he could make it an in the park home run. He came running around third and had to slide in to home. He made it but by the skin of his teeth. Let me remind you that the infield is GRAVEL. Not sure why anyone would choose to slide on gravel but if you know Andy you know that he is pretty competitive. As you can see the result is a really skinned up leg. The Cats did only win by a couple runs so to him it was worth it!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Alexis end of the year party!

Today Alexis had her end of the year party at school. The kids had a lot of fun at the party. They got to play games like heads up seven up and ABC picnic. They had some yummy snacks as well. Ms. fisher got carried away with the cool whip and was spraying it in the kids mouths. Then one of the parents did it to her. They kids thought it was so funny. Alexis is excited for summer but is going to miss her teacher and friends. It took Alexis about half the year to get used to Ms. Fisher and first grade. First grade is so different than kindergarten and Ms. Fisher is completely different than Ms. Pruehs. She went through a period of time where she didn't ever want to go to school at all which is not a normal thing for her. She finally got aver it and loves first grade and really loves Ms. Fisher. When she got off the bus this afternoon she was crying. I asked her what was wrong. She was crying because she was going to miss Ms. Fisher. It is always comforting when your child loves their teacher. It makes it a little easier to send them to school in the morning.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Temple Trip

The Atlanta temple is closed for remodeling and will be closed all year. Our Elders quorum planned a trip to the Columbia, SC temple. We rode with Thayne and Rachel Shumway. We had a really fun time. We stopped at some hole in the wall hamburger place for Lunch. This temple is a lot smaller than the Atlanta temple so it was cool to see how different the two were. We had a wonderful day. We met up with the Burkart's, Frailey's, Martin's, Cersey's and Mandi Dale once we got to lunch. A great day was had by all.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

ThunderCats vs. Birds of Doom

Today we played Birds of Doom. I can't remember what the score was because I am posting this at a later date. I do remember that we had a lot of fun though. Our team is as follows, lf to rt Billy, Scott (filling in for Brandon), Ryan, Lacey, Jessica, Kristina, Brindi, Becky, Jonny, and Justin

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tavaci performance at The Bridge Assisted Living Center

The girls had their performance at The Bridge Assisted Living Center tonight. This is always a great performance. They enjoy performing for the elderly and I know the the elderly love having them come twice a year. It was a great night.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Megan's 5th grade field day Ms. Conklin

Today it was Megan's turn to have field day. She was just as excited as lex. Her class didn't win the tug of war but they did good and had a lot of fun doing it. After tug of war we went around to al the station and had a really fun day together.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Alexis field day 1st grade Ms. Fisher

Today was Alexis field day at school. The girls always love field day. The first thing that happens is a tug of war contest. Alexis class won the entire thing. She was so very excited. It was so fun watching her I even cried. (surprise surprise) After the tug of war the kids get to run around to all different stations. Alexis and I had a great time. Cherie was teaching today and we got to stop and see her for a few minutes as well.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

ThunderCats vs. Assurant Allstars

Tonight we played the Assurant Allstars . We won 16-3. You can say we played much much better. Really fun when you play good and can pull out a win.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Outrageous Outfit day at school for Alexis!

It is "O" day at school for the ABC countdown. It was Outrageous Outfit day for Alexis. She was most excited about this day. I have to say that I think she looks beautiful. We had fun picking out what she was going to wear.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

I love Mother's day for two reasons. I love my mother more than words can explain and being a mother is like nothing else in this world. My girls got me a gift card to get my nails done and Alexis make me a beautiful flower pot at school. I love them so much and I am so greatful and lucky to be their mommy.

After church we went to mom and dads house to have dinner. We celebrated Ta's birthday and then we gave mom her gift. We all went in together and baught her a bridge for her backyard. She was really excited. After we gave it to her we all worked on putting it together. We shared a lot of laughs as we usually do when we are all together. I love my family.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

ThunderCats vs. Sons of Pitches

Just another ThunderCats games. Today we played Sons of Pitches. We lost 7-11. We made lots of stupid mistakes which caused us the game. The top left picture shows me about to catch a pop fly. The ball was right above me at 2nd base. I guess I didn't call the ball loud enough because I got take out by our short stop Jonny. I did make the catch though right before he laid me out. My ear was a little sore from hitting the ground but other that that I'm just glad I made the play and could hang on to the ball!! As always it was a fun night!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Heinous Hair Day at school for Megan!

At the end of the school year the kids have an ABC count down, which means each day is assigned a letter of the alphabet with something fun to go along with it. Well today was H day for Megan and the H stood for Heinous Hair day. I pulled Megan's hair into three sections and braided pipe cleaners into the pony tail so that I could bend her hair and it would stay in place. We put some crazy bows in and sprayed it with glitter and she was set. I think she looked pretty darn cute! She was really excited about it.