Sunday, July 18, 2010

kya's 5th birthday ballet party :)

Kya had a ballet birthday party last saturday. and boy did we have fun! i thought it would be fun and i ventured into making tutu's and flower hair clips for all the guests :) it was so fun to see all her little girlfriends dressed alike and dancing together! this was truly a "kya party". here is kya and kinley all ready to head to the party :)

all of kya's friends were so excited! i loved seeing them all in their matching tutu's :)

the girls all took a 45 min dance class was sooooo cute!

after all the dancing and twirling. everyone went to the party room for some food and cake :)

it was an awesome 5th birthday for kya!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

1st day of kindergarten!!!!

kya started kindergarten july 6th. she has been sooo excited to start "big girl" school. she has always loved school, and has loved to learn!
her school is right down the street from us and it has been so fun getting to know people in our community! since we had a short summer due to that her school is year around, i was dreading this day! my heart was broken at the thought of sending her to school EVERY DAY :( hanging out with kya and spending my days with her are awesome. i feel like a part of me is missing when she is not around. i was not ready for this day! but i put on my happy mommy face, faked it well and made sure i put on my BIG sunglasses to hide all my tears! daddy came home from work and we walked her to school together. i hung back to get some pictures, but also to not let my tears show :) i have to admit her crossing the cross walk for the first time was a little emotional for me :) but i stayed strong gave her a huge hug and kiss and watched her walk through those school doors...and THEN cried my eyes out :)
we have just finished our second week of school and i am proud and EXCITED to say....WE BOTH LOVE KINDERGARTEN!! kya's teacher is AMAZING! i feel such an answer to pray to have mrs crum be her teacher! kya and i both love her! i would have NEVER imagined this experience to be so amazing! kya's school is amazing, all the mom's i get to chat with in the morning and afternoon at drop off and pick up are so friendly,and me and kinley are getting some awesome one on one time for the 3 hours each morning! we are so thankful in so many ways!
here are some pictures with my sweet kindergarten girl!

Friday, July 9, 2010

hommes family 4th of july parade :)

sonya and kendal came up with a great idea this year to have a annual pancake breakfast and parade for the 4th of july. since july 4th was on a sunday, they did this on monday. they invited a ton of friends and family for pancakes and had decorations for kids bikes and then had a neighborhood parade. it was a blast!

in the afternoon mark did some awesome bbq ribs and chicken and we had the family over for some more fun! the kids had fun running in the slip and slide while the adults hung out on the patio :)

4th of july fun!

auntie kerry came in town for the 4th of july. even though it was rainy and cloudy, we had a blast together doing fireworks, bbqing, and watching the fireworks from the car in the rain :)

parker 4th of july celebration

parker had a awesome 4th of july celebration on the 3rd of july! we had a GREAT time. the girls LOVED the music, the bubble tower, the dancing, the games, the friends! we will be making this annual tradition!