Wednesday, April 11, 2012

School Accomplishments

Caleb with his Academic team medals and ribbons

 Caleb has been on the Academic Team at Sharpe Elementary this year. They made it to the Governor's Cup. Caleb's team won first place in quick recall for the District and Caleb got 2nd place in the Language Arts portion of the tournament. Very proud of him!

Cody's entry won for his grade level

He made this totally by himself at school. The first time we saw it was when he brought it home today.
Cody entered a Conservation of Kentucky art contest from his school. He won first place for first grade and was awarded $25 and a t-shirt that was made from the drawing of the winner overall from Sharpe Elementary. Proud of my little artist! Following in Uncle Kev and Aunt Sandy's footsteps.

Spring Has Sprung

Daddy's monster crappie
Caleb loves to fish
Spring has been a busy time for us. The boys have been fishing a couple of times with Daddy and Paul. They love to go fishing, unfortunately they don't get to fish as much as they want because Daddy's boat is too small. But they love it when they do get the chance.

 We got a new kitten for Valentine's Day. He is the sweetest little kitty. He purrs all the time and loves to cuddle. Unfortunately he has a heart murmur of unknown cause (we aren't paying hundreds of dollars for a kitty echocardiogram). He loves the boys and tolerates Rosie, who pretty much just ignores him. He loves to perch and sleep all day long on a shelf in the laundry room.
Caleb with his video cam shot footage along our hike that would make you seasick watching him bounce along filming his journey
Uncle Kev came up to visit the nephews this past weekend. We went to Land Between the Lakes and took a hiking trail around Honker Lake. It was a long, but beautiful trail through the woods around a pretty lake, which we found out lived up to its name when we came upon an area with small islands out in the lake. The tiny islands had geese honking all over them.

Cody found a little caterpillar that he carried with him for most of the hike before showing him his new home on the opposite side of the lake
Fun times!

I love this one

 Spring has sprung in my yard as well. I love this time of year when the trees start to flower and the yard begins to bloom. Unfortunately my hayfever kicked in and this has been one of my worst years in a long time. I have had to take multiple allergy pills, nasal sprays, and eye drops daily for the past 3 weeks. Sleeping is miserable. But it hasn't stopped me from enjoying my favorite time of year.

Pretty pansies in my deck boxes

Pink dogwood blooming

My iris that I transplanted last year from another part of the yard
My rose bushes look fabulous this spring
I have yellow, pink, red, and salmon colored roses that are stunning 

The boys just had Spring Break last week and they enjoyed a week with Memaw and Peepaw. They hiked around Lost River Cave, played mini golf, rented movies, and had lots of fun. They missed seeing their cousins this visit because the girls were sick. We appreciated the grandparents keeping them while we worked. We did get to enjoy a night out with the Petitts, who were childless as well.

Easter Eggs, Bunnies, and Fun!

 Easter started with our annual Easter Egg hunt at church. They even got to see the Easter (Atnip) Bunny. We get a bit of an overdose on candy this time of year from church, school, and home. But the boys love it.

Jukto is growing

Grandmama came the weekend before Easter. We went to the park and walked the trails, while the boys rode their bikes. Then they fed geese some bread they brought along. Cody was brave enough to feed them from hand despite our warnings that he could get his fingers nipped off.
 Grandmama brought eggs and the Easter egg dye kit for our traditional Easter Egg dye fun. The boys look so forward to dyeing and decorating Easter Eggs each year. I'm glad they love the tradition as much as Kev and I did.
What came first? The chicken or the egg

Little artist perfecting his striped egg
Caleb getting into making faces on the eggs
Caleb pondering how to decorate them next

Little chic didn't last long

Easter morning
The boys woke at 4am Easter morning to search for their hidden Easter baskets. The bunny sure hid Cody's good this year. Notice Cody is fully dressed in church clothes at 4am. Thankfully for us, they were back snug in their beds by 5am and didn't wake again until 7:30 or 8am.
All dressed up for Easter service