A few weeks ago, Lilly and Reid had their first dentist appointment. A dental hygienist had come to KDO in February and talked to them about what happens at the dentist and they were both very excited to go!
Our friend Mrs. Lisa is a dental hygienist so we went to go see her! Lilly wanted to go first! She did great--she was loving every second and talked about the bubble gum flavored cleaning stuff for a week. She would show everyone her "sparkly" teeth and then tell them about the bubble gum flavor. And which flavor Reid and I got, too. Ha!
Reid did not appreciate the x-ray part of the visit. Not so much. But after than that he did pretty good and Mrs. Lisa worked fast to keep him from getting restless.
They both got to be in the "no cavity club" and that made me happy...and relieved. ( :
Well Lilly, Reid, and I are officially on summer break. Already?? It seems so early!! We all had a great year and are sad that it is already over but really excited about having some summer fun.
Here is my little Lilly Lou at the beginning of the year and at the end of year. Cue the tears.
And my baby boy Reid...OH. MY. SOUL! I am going to start taping books to the top of their heads!!! That is probably frowned upon, right?
Here is Lilly and all of her teachers. One of them was ME! While there were a few days that me being her teacher added a little extra drama--I really enjoyed being in her class this year.
Mrs. Jaime was her other teacher through Spring Break...
until she had this little cutie. She taught Lilly so much and Lilly loves her very much!
And Mrs. Beth finished the year with us. Lilly loves her fun personality! I was very thankful that Lilly had teachers that just loved on her and helped her learn so much!
Here is Reid with Mrs. Jessica and Mrs. Dora. (He also had two other great teachers at the beginning of the year before his class split into two classes--Mrs. Allison and Mrs. Whitney--but I didn't get pictures of them.) Reid has learned and grown so much this year and he has loved going to KDO. I am so thankful for the great teachers he had as well!
There was an end-of-the-year celebration and Mike, DeDe, Grandma Odie, Ray, Aunt Vivian, Daddy, and MoMo all came to celebrate with us! Lilly was SO EXCITED that they were coming and I think she loves everyone just that much more because they were there. She is definitely a quality-time kind of girl!
Reid, DeDe, and Lilly
MoMo and Lilly. Reid was officially out on any more pictures by this one.
All of KDO performed The Very Hungry Caterpillar. It was so cute. And funny. Here is Reid about to say his line, "a little egg lay on a leaf." To my surprise he said it! He has never sang or done any of the motions in the past performances. Of course I did have to hand him off to his Daddy a few minutes later because he was crawling all over the stage and I thought he was going to accidentally destroy something very expensive. I'm still counting it a success, though. Ha!
Lilly was one of the two pears that the caterpillar ate through on Tuesday. She also had the line, "One piece of chocolate cake." She picked it out and was very proud of it. (:
Also I think she must have waved the entire program because she is waving in every picture. Ha!
In our room we had this photo area set up for pictures and we took pictures of each family in front of it. The room was so cute so I am going to post pictures of it. (: Reid's room was set up cute, too, but I didn't have a chance to get pictures of his room.
In May we learned about bunnies and made the bunnies hanging up and they had to write something that was soft like a bunny. On the big carrot we listed things that bunnies do...like hop and eat carrots. Then we also learned about flowers so their picture is in the middle of their water-colored coffee filter flowers.
And we also made this parts of a flower sign.
These strawberries were supposed to be just an easy paper-tearing activity but they ended up being so much hassle that I was like, "Oh these babies are going on display!" Ha!
We also learned about butterflies and made these fun butterflies to hang from the ceiling.
And at the table to look at with their parents were their "I'm Special" books that we made.
This is how it looked all together. I loved it!
And Trish and Christy had decorated the gatheria super cute too! There was a cupcake caterpillar,
and butterfly snacks...
that was all set up to look like this.
And this was the entryway as they went in to the program. I thought the whole thing was pretty special. It was also PreK graduation for my kiddos going to kindergarten--so proud of all those sweet kid and I already miss them! If I had permission--I would post an adorable picture of them in their caps and gowns.
The last week of KDO we had "splash days" with a blow up pool and sprinklers and they all loved it. It is such a fun way to end a fun year!
Then in our room instead of nap time we had a "drive-in" movie. I let Reid come in our room for that, too.
It was a pretty cute sight! Ha!
Lilly and Reid are still playing in their cars at home.
And then last but not least--we made these cards with a flower pen that said, "I couldn't have picked a better teacher!" for their teachers...which is completely true. And, no, I did not give one to myself. Ha!
And we gave them a beach towel, water bottle, hand sanitizer and smell-good-car-clip-thing (I'm sure that is the official name :) to thank them for their investments in Lilly and Reid's life this year. The kids picked them out and it was pretty funny to see which ones they picked out for each teacher. It was a great KDO year and I am so thankful for the many way this program has blessed all of this year!
Lilly and Reid love Wish Flowers (as they call them.)
For our neighbors that have pretty much all mowed their yards by now--your actions have seriously hindered our wish-flower-picking. Ha! It has, however, made it even more exciting when we see one on our walks. I guess there is always a silver lining. ( ;
Reid likes to say what he is wishing for out loud before he blows the seeds off. It is usually to play with Lilly and Lola. He is pretty sweet like that.
Every year there is a local event called Farm Friends. You can go see, hold, and/or pet several different kinds of farm animals and they always serve free beans and cornbread.
As soon as we pulled up Lilly started talking about wanting to hold a baby chicken and milk a cow. She clearly remembered last year! This girl never forgets anything...and that can be both good and bad. Ha!
Holding their chicks! We got to see a chick hatching from an egg, too, and that was pretty cool. I don't know how I didn't get a pic of that??
They also got to pet some bunnies.
And they had some HUGE bunnies.
Milking the cow.
They both have some milking skills.
Visiting the cows.
Petting the goats.
These sheep were just posed ready to take a picture...so I did. (:
They both loved to pet all of the baby animals!
Lilly put her hand out to pet the pig...
and it got her all muddy. Eck. So we went and washed our hands and got ready to eat dinner.
The kids actually tried the beans and cornbread this year.
And we ended the evening riding the little pony.
And seeing this horse...this particular horse had seemed agitated and I just knew she was going to break out of that pin. So you can imagine my panic when right after I snapped this picture Reid fell into the pin with her!!! She didn't even move toward him and I got him out in what I am sure is record timing but it gave me quiet the scare. As always it was such a fun night of free family fun and we are already looking forward to next year! ( ;
I snagged Matt up out of the dating pool and we got married 8 1/2 years ago! He is an amazing husband to me and awesome father to our two little ones. We are just a couple of Christian people trying to get closer to God, reflect Him better, and raise our children in His Word and His Way!! We are loving every minute of this busy/fun/blessed life!
This little princess is a mixture of sweet and sassy! She keeps us laughing with practically every word that comes out of her mouth. She can melt your heart with a smile and a giggle and then turn right around and keep you on your toes with some mischeviousness! Her facial expressions give away her every thought and we just couldn't love her more (but somehow tomorrow we will)!
This is our boy with the magic smile! He is a perfect mixture of sweet and snugglie and ALL boy. He is laid-back like his Daddy and full of energy like his sister. He is happy climbing and dancing or curled up reading a book with Mommy. He is always learning some new trick and we can't wait to see what he is going to do and say next!
My handsome man and I have been married for 7 years. We are the extremely blessed parents of Lilly and Reid. This blog documents our lives, allows the grandparents and other family to see regular pictures of the little cuties, and helps friends and family stay in the know about us! Overall, we are simply a God-loving family of four!