Birthday Survey FOUR

Birthday Survey

Favorite Food:
Green beans 
Favorite sport:
Favorite show:
Luna Petunia
Best Friend:
Favorite thing to learn right now:
The thing I do most awesomely is:
Twirling and writing her name
If I could go anywhere in the world:
In the forest
Favorite color:
Pink and purple 
When I grow up I'm going to be...:
A princess
Current favorite song:
How Far I'll Go (Moana)
Favorite book:
The Good Dinosaur
Three words that describe me:
Caring, funny, sassy
My favorite season:
Favorite snack
Granola bar
One food that I dislike:
If I had one wish it would be..:
I want to eat cake! 

Emma Girl,
Happy Birthday!!  I can't believe you are FOUR today!  You are our sweet, sassy, loving girl full of attitude.  Your smile and laughter brighten up our days.  I love your hugs and the sweet secrets you share.  You are the kindest girl with a heart of gold.  I am so lucky to be your mommy.  I love you so much!!



First Grade Facts

Oh my sweet Max.  Tomorrow marks his last day of First Grade, and I can't believe it.  This year flew by.  He went from reading simple sentence books to chapter books.  Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a favorite at the moment.  He went from adding to wanting to know all the multiplication facts.  He wants to learn them all this summer.  He has goals.

I love watching him grow.  He is shaping into a confident, competitive, cool kid.  He doesn't lack confidence at all.  He thinks he knows everything, and he truly believes that.  He is so competitive when it comes to sports or board games.  I was kind of worried about Field Day with the games, and him wanting to win them all.  Turned out to not be a problem at all, and he just had a good time.  He's such a cool kid with his own sense of style.  He's friends with everyone, and genuinely loves school.  When he found out he's coming to my school next year, he was not a happy camper.  He did not want to leave his school, and honestly it's an amazing one.  I do feel guilty for having him start at a new school next year.  As much as I've loved his school and teacher, I absolutely LOVE my school.  The kid is going to thrive, and I'm so excited to be in the same school with him again.  Makes my mama heart full.

My absolute favorite thing about Max is that he is always smiling.  Always.  I love my soon to be second grader so much. 

First Grade was a good year for Max.
First Grade Facts
Best Friend: Aiden
Favorite Subject: Is recess a subject??  Math
Favorite teacher: Ms. Lavenda
Favorite book: Magic Tree House Morning in the Amazon
Favorite moment: Field Day because I got wet!
Favorite PE activity: volleyball


Life Lately

In 12 days school will be over.  In 18 days my baby will be FOUR!  We also get to go to NM, and I'M. SO. EXCITED.  Work has been really busy.   I know I always say this, but really it's been crazy busy.  I'm surviving on coffee.  This past week I got up at 4:30 4 of the 5 work days and went to workout.  I have to say, working out first thing in the morning leaves me feeling really good.  I also having been as tired as I thought I would be after waking up so early.  I am so ready for summer though.  We had field day at school on Friday, and I barely survived people.  My students went bananas and some acted in a way I haven't seen before.  The day left me disappointed.  I emailed 5 parents about their kiddos behavior.  I get angry just thinking about it.  Ask my mom how I felt, because I talked to her a few hours after my work day ended and I went on a good rant. 

Life lately.....

Cinco de Mayo!  We had a fiesta at home, and it was fun!  The kiddos and I had a dance party while I was making dinner.  I also made way too much food....oh well.
Emma Girl loves dogs.  Even if they aren't real.  She asked if she could take a picture with the Target dog, and I said yes.  Next thing I know she mounts the dog and says, "Cheese!" 
Last weekend Emma went to a baseball game with her Daddy.  The girl hates for things to be in her hair.  I asked if I could put a bobby pin in her hair, and she agreed.  They lasted until she got into the car and I was out of sight.  One day she'll love accessories in her hair. 
I spent the day with Max.  His bff had a birthday party at this rock climbing place.  Max was so worried about it, because he didn't want to climb the wall.  He made himself so stressed out.  Even when we got to the place he stood by me, and was so nervous.  It took him about 15ish minutes before he went to join the other boys.  Once he did and climbed the wall to the steepest and most dangerous slide ever, he was A-Okay. 
These two had fun at the game. 
All the heart eyes for this girl.
One night this week it was perfect outside.  They sat on the patio while I made dinner.  Max was doing his spelling homework.  Emma was cheering him on.
Thursday night a local ice cream shop at a night for my school.  We of course went, because ice cream.  The kiddos were in heaven.  I saw a couple of my students and Emma acted as if the girl was her best friend.  It was super cute.  We all enjoyed some ice cream for dinner.
Happy Mother's Day to all you mamas out there, especially mine! I can't say enough about how amazing my mama is.  I'm blessed that God chose her to be my mom. (Well not just mine, Antonio and Alicia's too.)  Thanks for being the best friend, role model and Mom a girl could ask for.  What I've learned about being a mom is from watching you over the years.  The patience and love you have for us is never ending. You are my Lorelai, and I hope you have the best day tomorrow.