A Special Friday


What a good day yesterday was.  We spent the morning at June’s awards program for her second grade at Larne Elementary School.  Every child in every class received an award – here is Mrs. Cheatham’s class showing off all their certificates.  June received the award for Excellence in Writing, and for anyone who knows her, that would come as no surprise.  There is nothing she loves more.  She also won the Art Award from her class, so we were very proud.  That’s here in the white dress, closest to the camera.



Addie and Lee went ahead & got June out of school as soon as her program were over, and pretty soon they were at the house playing.  We spent part of the morning making banana dolphins, which Sherri had suggested and Diane gave me some hints on, having made them before.  They were a BIG hit :-).  Just a good, good day.


Charlie’s Program

Thursday night was the first big conflict of our grandparenting scheduling that I can remember – Mason’s preschool graduation and Charlie’s third grade program were held at the same time.  SO, Jeff went to Mason’s program, and I headed to Rock Hill.  BUT, Adam had been sick, sick with a high fever all week long, so I ended up hanging out with him so both Andrew & Jenny could to go Charlie’s program.  I was glad to get to see Charlie before they headed out, anyway 🙂100_7407

Amber & family’s visit

It was a fun, busy, family-filled Memorial Day weekend, and it was winding down when Amber & her kids came by for a visit with Momma on their way home from Sherri’s house.  These pictures looked so much brighter on my camera – not sure what’s going on with that.  Anyway, here is my great niece Rozzie.  She is such a cutie.100_7400

And the whole family – Rozzie holding Zoee, Isaac, and Amber – before they headed for home. It was a nice visit.100_7402

Charlie & Adam’s last baseball games

Saturday we headed to Rock Hill to take in both of the boys’ last games of the season.  They’ve played for several years in the league at Catawba Baptist Church, but next year Charlie will be old enough for kid pitch ball, which they don’t have there.  Here are the boys before their games started.  Even though their shirts look like they played for the same team, Charlie actually played Coach Pitch Gold Team, and Adam was on the T-Ball Gold Team.100_7383

Pound Cake Baking

Yesterday when June and Mason were at the house we did some baking – one of their favorite activities. They are getting so big that they are actually good helpers now with a lot of the jobs that go into cooking. June almost always remembers to keep the mixer straight up and to keep it pushed down in the batter 🙂


And as much as they’ve always been in the kitchen with me, I still don’t let them put things in a hot oven.  Mason was VERY excited yesterday when we were making a Cold Oven Pound Cake, and he got to put it in himself.  Good times 🙂100_7377

Adam’s Kindergarten Program

Rosewood Elementary isn’t holding a kindergarten graduation ceremony this year per se, but yesterday morning was Adam and his classmates’ end-of-the-year program.  It was so cute.  They sang several songs, including some in French, since he is in a French Immersion Program, and one where they thanked God for all the different parts of the body he made.  Then they all went off stage, and came back on in different groups to perform The Giraffe Can’t Dance.  I was unfamiliar with that book, but the program was SO cute.  They listed all the different animals and how they did different dances – one animal did jazz dancing, and a group of kids came out and did that, and then another came out and waltzed, and another did rock & roll.  One really cute one was the flamingos who did ballet.  All the little girls in that group wore pink dresses – not matching dresses, just whatever they had that was pink.  So cute.  Adam was with the Tangoing Lions, and I could not believe how they got these kids to actually do the dances.  We’re pretty sure he’s going to be on Dancing With the Stars some day :-).  That’s him in the grey shirt, dancing with his friend Olivia.  So, so cute.100_7367


Wednesday night Lindee & I had tickets to the performance of “Pippin” with the Broadway Lights series in Charlotte.  We had absolutely no idea what it was about, so didn’t really have much in the way of expectations, though.  As it turned out, it was great!  Another fun, fun evening.100_7361