Saturday, June 18, 2011

the M-E-T-S

We had a great season with Gray and her team the METS!! She started out good maybe a little shy (couldn't believe that one!), but with more experience she got better each game....and LOVED it more than Brad and I could imagine! It may have helped Mac, Bo, and Abby were all on her team too!!

the Mets ended up WINNING the city championship!! It was so exciting at closing ceremonies each child's name was called and they received a trophy!!

What a fun season with Great KIDS! YEA METS!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Awards day for Mary B

Yay Mary Bradford! You finished 2nd grade with a proud of you and your awards presented at Ben Davis....

TIE Technology Award for the most outstanding Internet club member, Principals Award for all A's all year, Student Representative for her class, PE leadership award, IB Student Action Award for Enrichment, and ART achievement award for her class.

After the overall 2nd grade awards were done, we headed back to Mrs. Hughes room for a classroom ceremony ....which was themed with candy bars. Just like everything else this wonderful teacher has done the whole year lots of time and effort went into each award...

You, Ashton, and Alissa were presented the 3 Musketeers award. Not only was she proud of the extra research you did in Enrichment on Maps complete with an interactive bulletin board for outside Mrs. Weems classroom (can't believe I didn't take a picture it was 3-D and ALL), you 3 made and a power point to show all of the 2nd grade classes. Also for creating a song and dance about the FBI (fungi, bacteria, invertebrates) your 3 little minds composed to share with other 2nd graders ! According to Mrs. Hughes you 3 loved inquiring, investigating, and contributing. How creative you and your friends have become this year!

This was of course complete with more tears from me, Mimi, and Mrs. Hughes. What awesome things you have learned from her...She said over and over how much she LOVED her 1st year at Ben Davis and how proud she is of each student ...and with more tears how she hates to see them going to Leon Sheffield but KNOWS they are ALL ready! We LOVE you Mrs. Hughes!!

Mary Bradford the LEADER

Mary Bradford we are always so proud of you, and earning STUDENT OF THE MONTH for LEADERSHIP at Ben Davis shows us just one of the reasons why! Way to go precious girl, as you were called to the front during a recent assembly Mrs. Weems presented you with your medal.....

and Mr. Kross read why Mrs. Hughes nominated you for your leadership....

I didn't get tears that day due to being so excited for you! But when you came home with a copy of what she wrote and that BIG grin the tears came along with a little celebrating too!

We love you so much, you always give it 100% and MORE and it shows!!

End of Kindergarten for Gray

the 1st day of Mrs.Hand's precious Kindergarten class seems like just yesterday.....

I am trying my hardest to make this short and sweet with no tears, but it's going to be tough!

Gray you have had the BEST kindergarten year...complete with the BEST teacher who learned fast to adjust to your energy, has taught you so much about responsibility, always doing your best, not to mention the real stuff like reading, telling time, math, and what you say is your favorite lots of FUN Science stuff!
You also have made the BEST friends. We knew more than HALF the class when you started, but I have to say know the WHOLE class now and love them all so much!

Last day of PE you and Ellis on the playground...

Awards ceremony..You, Mary Bibb, and Serenity

and SO proud of your Heisman award....Mrs. Hand says usually this goes to a boy in the class, however, since you were able to keep up with them the whole year you deserved it!

I love you sweet girl, and know you are going to be GOOD and READY for Ben Davis and FIRST grade even if I am not....

Monday, May 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Mrs. Hughes

We arrived early to school to decorate for Mrs. Hughes surprise birthday breakfast!
I had lots of great help....

She was so surprised and so excited! Even though it was early and Monday morning all the kids were precious. Mary Bradford and Banks met everyone before coming in the classroom to remind them of the celabration and to tell Mrs. Hughes Happy Birthday FIRST thing! She gave lots of hugs, thank yous and a few tears....we love this sweet lady.

I can't say enough about Mary B's 2nd grade year nor Mrs. Hughes. She sees the best in everyone of these 2nd graders, she tells them daily how she prays for them and encourages them to be their very BEST at all times...She sets a great example and made the BIGGEST impression on Mary B. I thank God every night for having her in our lives this year...we will miss her so much when MB moves to Leon Sheffield in 3rd grade.

sweet Caroline

While Brad and Gray were busy with t-ball...Mary Bradford and I headed to Birmingham to hold and love on the newest girlie in our family...Caroline Frances Coulson

She is as sweet as can be, and let me and MB pass her back and forth and take pictures without ever waking up. She is just beautiful and we can't wait to hold her again soon.

Springing into Spring......

Although you are both enjoying gymnastics and Mary Bradford is LOVING tennis, this is where we have been spending a lot of our afternoons and nights.....

We weren't sure how this would go with Gray (paying attention, getting out, practices, games in the heat, games in the cold, etc., etc.) but bug you are loving it as much as Mary Bradford did....and we are so glad!

Many more pictures to follow as we are finishing up the season!

Gray also just finished up her very first FIELD DAY at Eastwood! Even though she had no clue what to expect, she didn't sleep and was very easy to wake up and get her "field day garb" on!!

What a great year it has been having Gray at Eastwood AND having the best girlies in her class!! Love you buggie!