"Every teacher should have a Brooke"

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Well, preschool is almost done...It's a happy, sad, exciting, scary thing all at the same time.  I can't believe Brooke is old enough to be going into Kindergarten.  Those five years went by so quickly!

She brought home her final "report card" on Friday, and I couldn't be prouder of how well she did in Pre-K.  She is a "Master of skill" at everything they expect of a 4 year-old preschooler.  She really is amazing.  And, the note from her teacher is just so sweet, I had to share...good job Brooke!  I can't wait to see how well she does in Kindergarten.

Waiting for Big Sis...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
She brought 6 Barbies in with her.  I made her promise to carry them all the entire way, which she did.  And, she just sat there and played while we waited for Syd.  Everyone told her she was cute :).


Friday, May 18, 2012
It's almost ballet recital time for Brooke.  Or, it's "almost time for the stage" as she puts it.  She is VERY excited.  She lives for the stage.  This year they are dancing to a ladybug song.  And of course, they are adorable.  Yesterday was picture day.  The prices on the pictures are outrageous.  A package of about 5 photos of your kid starts at $50.  So, we always show up early, take our own pictures outside, and then go in to take a group picture (only $30 for that one ;).

So here are the ladybugs!  We have Brooke:



And Syra (who posed like she was pretty hot stuff):

And then finally, our own "mini group" shot of all the best buds.  They are all off to Kindergarten in the Fall, so we will miss our Tuesday dance class, playdate, lunch get togethers!

Brooke and her buds

Friday, May 11, 2012
They are so cute.  Today was my day with the three preschoolers, and I had my camera for something at the school so I asked them if they wanted a picture together.  They all three screamed with excitement, and then posed just perfectly for me.  One shot, and done...perfect.  Love it.

Hey Girl! {I Heart Faces}

Thursday, May 10, 2012
The photo challenge this month over at I Heart Faces is "Hey Girl"...the photos must contain a female face. That's easy for me...99% of my photos are of my girls :). This photo was caught by chance this past weekend. I did a couple "Spring pictures" of my girls on their own, and then asked them to "stand by the tree for a quick photo together." This is what they did, on their own. They crack me up. Either I have ruined them by constantly taking photos of them, or they really have a future in modeling.

They are such girls...

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Spring Pictures

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Each year the girls schools offer Spring pictures.  It seems like the last thing I should spend money on when I can take pictures of them myself!  So, here we go...Happy Spring! :)

These were taken super quick on our way out the door...literally, in our doorway.  Nothing fancy, but at least it documents my cuties at this age.  I still have visions of them in a patch of bright colored Spring flowers, but I'm guessing that will have to be next year.

The rising soccer star!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Brooke is playing in a "Pee Wee" soccer league, and wow does she love it.  She is a little fireball out there!  She runs non-stop.  She got player of the week her first week for her constant running.  She has also scored at least one goal in every game so far :).

Here is a pack of kids running after the ball...

And this was the kid that came out of the pack with the ball...

This ball went in the goal...

And she strutted back proud as could be afterward...

Lined up and ready for the other team to kick it back!

And there she goes again, straight back to their goal....

So happy at soccer :)

A fun night

Sunday, May 6, 2012
Our next door neighbor works at the Naasco ship building company, and has invited us a few times to go watch one of the ship launches.  Yesterday he invited us again, and told us it was the last one for the next five years, so we decided we should go check it out.  We brought my Dad along, figuring he would enjoy it, and we were correct! 

This was the USNS Cesar Chavez.  The Chavez family was there, along with many other important people.  We listened to the ceremony for the first hour, and then the ship was let out into the Bay.  That was very cool to watch, along with the fireworks, music, etc. 

Sydney was jumping up and down when the Syd started moving, it was really exciting.

Here are the girls with the ship in the background.

And the Papa, he was really cute, super excited about the boat launch.  We got a video of it going out, once I get that loaded up to YouTube I will share it. 

Thanks, Mike, for getting us in the special Naasco platform seating!
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