Sunday, March 6, 2011

Dr. Seuss - Crazy Hat Day

Kade's elementary school celebrated Dr. Seuss day on March 2 (he would have been 107!).  They were allowed to wear crazy hats.  Kade chose the hat Clint and I received from running in The Warrior Dash.  He said all the kids thought it was cool!

N & Kade

BB Gun Fun

Last weekend the boys spent two night with Babers and Pa-Paw.  They tried to go fishing Saturday afternoon, but the fish just weren't biting.  So, the good ole' grandparents broke out the BB gun and let the boys shoot away.  They even set some bottles up for the boys to shoot (no picture of this).  Babers said Kade was a really good shot and could hit the bottles easily.


Kade's 4th Six Week's Academic Pep Rally was held on February 25.  Third grade was in charge of the skit.  Kade and five other of his male classmates were chosen to dress up as cheerleaders and cheer!  Their cheer encouraged their class, as well as the 4th graders to do well on their TAKS tests.  

Kade was on the A-Honor Roll for the fourth six weeks.  He did not receive perfect attendance, however.  He has been pretty sick this year, mainly with a high fever type virus.  I think he missed three days in the fourth six weeks.

Kade (on the right) and N

The entire crew.  Kade is the second one from the left.  He is showing some belly!


The TAKS Cheer!  Kade is the blonde on the end.

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Here are Goose and Maverick!  We visited the airport where my Pa-Paw keeps his plane a few weekends ago.  Pa-Paw let the boys loose in the plane.  They had so much fun pretending!  We laughed a lot at the scenarios they came up with.  Who knows?  Maybe one or both of them will have a career as a pilot.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Valentine Parties 2011

Kade's party was on Friday, February 11.  I was unable to attend, because I was in Austin at a conference. So, Babers and Pa-Paw went.  I did help Kade with his Valentine box, however, before I left.  You will notice in the Valentine video below he went with an owl theme.  He even put one of those owls that people hang outside (to scare off other animals) inside his box.  So, anytime someone dropped a card in, it would HOOT!  Kade is so creative.

Layton's party wasn't until Monday, February 21.  He had a great time, of course!  Layton signed his own name to all of his Valentine cards, which is a huge thing.  He wanted each of his signatures to be a surprise to me, so he would not let me help or watch him.  After each signing he would tell me, "You can pat me on the back, now."  He was so proud of himself!

The boys received tons of Valentine goodies from grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, great-aunts & uncles.  They are sure lucky to have all of y'all!

I hope you enjoy this Animoto video.  I taught my 6th graders how to use this awesome, free video tool this week and thought I would see how it looks embedded on my blog.  If you have something to sell on Craigslist, these videos work great!  You might want to let it buffer first, so you don't have to watch and then wait, etc.