Monday, May 30, 2016

New Smile

Ruth's top tooth had been wiggly for weeks.  At first she was excited about it being loose but then quickly avoided any biting from the front teeth, didn't wiggle it much and it seemed to take FOREVER for it to fall out.

Then on May 10 at 3:00 or so in the morning, Ruth came into my room and woke me up saying, "My tooth came out."  She was all calm, and we headed to the bathroom.  It was ready to come out as there wasn't any blood and in a day the permanent tooth was visible.  

Art Night

Every spring, the kids' elementary school holds an Art Night.  Each student selects 2 pieces of art to display and their clay creation is showcased.  Now that the end of the of the year is near, all of their artwork is home in a portfolio.  I take pictures of most of their items and keep only one or two.  It's hard to keep EVERYTHING. 

This is Clare's last Art Night since she will be moving on to middle school next year.  Her 6 years are done at TR. 

Ruth standing proudly by her bird.
Clare chose the "Go Hawk" art work to display.

Happy Birthday to Our Oldest and Youngest

With the kids getting older, it is tricky to plan a day to celebrate the kids' birthdays.  Today, being Memorial Day, we were able to celebrate Olivia turning 17 and Ruth turning 7.  My nephew said at the party, "I remember when Ruth was born. That seems like yesterday." Yeah, it does!  

We had a cookout, some yard games for the kids, friends and family over to celebrate our girls.  It was a beautiful, sunny, warm day. 

Ruth wrote her own message.
Gramma Mary with Olivia
Olivia with two of her friends.
Party Crew
Ruth and second cousin, Lauren
Ruth and her neighbor friend, Kyla
Ruth counting her $7 from Grandma Ann.
Sisterly Love
Phil's cousin, Jill and daughter, Lauren
4 Generations...Great Grandma Lois(red), grandma Ann, myself with Olivia.  Grandma Lois's sister is visiting so she came too. 
Ruth's Great Grandma Lois...almost 95.

My brother and his family came to celebrate.
Grandma Ann with the birthday girls.
Us with our oldest

Pride Softball Photo Dump

Clare's season of softball started back in April.  This is her first season with Pride.  The majority of the girls are in 6th grade and few 5th graders like Clare.  What will be great with this team is that they will be able to stay together for another year or more.  In past, new teams have been created in August.  Since Phil and I decided last summer to leave the Johnston Association, this team will be able to stay together as long as there are girls wanting to be on the team or once school softball starts for them in 8th grade. 

Here are a bunch of photos I've taken during the various tournaments her team has been in.

Unfortunately Clare was out.
Gramma Mary came to watch Clare and get blown away at the games.
Happy Mother's Day...Everyone present.
Won their first tournament!!!