Friday, May 23, 2014

Finished With 2nd Grade!

So we are finished with 2nd grade! It has been an incredible year. We have loved having Mrs. Hurst as Jackson's teacher, and he has thrived under her! He made A-B Honor roll all year, got into the gifted program for 3rd and 4th grades, and earned the Athletic Award for the 2nd year in a row in his class. This was Jackson's last year at his school, and he will be moving to Intermediate school next year. Say what you will about public school, but we have had nothing but positive and amazing things to say about his 3 years at Coosada! We have had absolutely incredible teachers, and Jackson and I have loved them all! I interviewed Jackson on the first day of school, and again today to see how his opinions changed. Here are his answers from the beginning of school:

What is your favorite subject in school? PE.

What is your favorite thing to eat for school lunch? Macaroni and cheese.

What did you like about Mrs. Hurst's classroom? I like it a lot because it has a dugout where we read with all the major league baseball team stuff. We also have a gecko that we get to name.

What is going to be the best thing about second grade? Cause I'm in 2nd grade we are the oldest kids in the school. And I'll be the only 2nd grader at daycare.

What do you think about having homework? I don't like it.

What is your favorite color? Blue and orange.

Are you nervous about school? Yes.

What are you nervous about? I don't want there to be any bully's.

How many friends do you think you will have? Everybody in my class.

How many girlfriends? (Insert blank stare.) NONE. 

And the last day of school!

What is your favorite subject in school? Math.

What is your favorite thing to eat for school lunch? Pizza.

What did you like about Mrs. Hurst's classroom? I loved the reading dugout, cause I love baseball!

What is going to be the best thing about third grade? The gym cause it has bleachers in it!

What do you think about having homework? I don't like it.

What is your favorite color? Light green.

How many friends do you think you will have? A lot!

How many girlfriends? (Insert blank stare.) NONE.


First day of 2nd grade!

Last day of 2nd grade!

Such a wonderful year for an amazing child. I can't wait to see what God has in his future! 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Aruba Day 2

Day 2 in Aruba started off the right way: no plans! We had reserved a palapa at the beach, and spent the entire morning lounging, swimming and reading. Heaven! The water is amazing in Aruba; on the hotel side of the island there are no waves, and the water is very shallow. Jeremy and I could walk probably 150 yards into the water and still be only chest deep! Aruba has the 2nd best drinking water in the world, thanks to their state of the art desalinization plant. The water was so good and clean, you can drink it straight out of the tap in the bathroom and it tastes better than bottled water! How many foreign countries can you say the water is not only safe to drink, but tastes good! We spent the entire day out on the beach or by the pool, where I met a new iguana friend, and then we headed back to the room to get ready for Jeremy's company welcome reception. They had amazing food, set up right on the beach, and then ended the night with a traditional Carnival show. So cool! If only I could dance like that! Enjoy the pics!


























Monday, May 19, 2014

A Picture Perfect Weekend

 Jeremy's parents came to visit us on Friday night, and his sister, her hubby Adam, and our nephew came over to visit on Saturday. What was the occasion you might ask? Well, Jackson had his last ball game of the season. We had such a great time with his family, and it was non stop fun for the entire weekend. We had to be at the ball field at 10:30 Saturday morning for a 12 game, and Papa and Gigi helped me run after Anderson, and feed him lots of boiled peanuts until the game started. The cousins had such a good time playing with each other, and Jackson's team won their game 14-6. They ended their season 10-4, and Jackson played amazingly well. His coach has been outstanding! They have their awards presentation on Thursday, and his team will finish in 3rd place. Whoop Whoop!

Back to the weekend...

After the game we went home and let Anderson take a nap, and then Cameron came over to play. It is so fun watching the little boys play together (they are only a few months apart), and Jackson LOVES his cousins! We went to eat at Moe's, and then headed over to Bass Pro Shop to let the boys explore the boats and see the animals and fish.

After Mimi and Adam took Cameron back to the hotel for bedtime, Papa and Gigi watched Frozen with J and A. Such a cute movie! On Sunday we headed to church and Papa and Gigi headed back to Mississippi. Both of my boys hate to see them go, but I explained that we will see them again really soon. After church and nap, I took the boys in the backyard for some  homemade slip-n-slide fun. I happened to catch an action shot of Jackson that was my favorite. And Anderson in his undies....does it get any cuter? Well, it did when Jackson put the water hose down the back of Anderson's underwear and I got a pic of the cutest little tush, but I can't share it or Anderson will be embarrassed for life.

It was such a fun weekend! Here are a few pics!



Monday, May 12, 2014

Back From Aruba!

We had such an amazing time in Aruba last week! The island was far more than I ever dreamed of, and much more family friendly than I could have imagined. Since I took over 500 pictures, I'm going to break our trip up by days so I can keep it straight. Here goes!

Our flight took off from Montgomery at 5:40 in the morning, which meant we had to be at the airport at 4:00 a.m.! What a crazy way to start a vacation! 

After a 25 minute flight, we had a connection on Atlanta, and everything was smooth sailing!We were given our immigration forms for entering Aruba, and then we went through some really cool white clouds. I love flying! Also, if you are flying on Delta anytime soon, the chicken slider sandwiches are really good. I recommend!




 
The view of the water from the air before we landed!



A round toilet. I took a picture because I had never seen one before!


Our hotel, The Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino, was beautiful!


We told them that we had just had our 15th anniversary, and they sent us chocolate covered strawberries on check in!

The view from our balcony. So relaxing!

Heading to dinner at La Vista at the resort. I had the grilled grouper sandwich, and Jeremy had the grilled grouper wrap. So yummy!



We finished up the evening with a walk on the beach and lemon gelato. Pretty much a perfect first day in Aruba! Stay tuned for Day 2!
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