Friday, July 2, 2010
Jarin did so well with his last lesson. He's finished the Red Cross Swimming program Level 4, so he's as far as he can go with the lessons unless he chooses next year to take stroke clinic or diving lessons.
His class this year was exclusively in the 12-13' depth, mostly doing laps and practicing their strokes and dives.
Jarin with his instructor Nick
Posted by Traci K at 9:26 AM
Justin turned 11 on June 10th.
Goodies from Grandma and Grandpa
$ from G'ma Joani
An itouch from Dad & Mom
A skateboard from Jarin
Camping goodies from Auntie Tami & Uncle Vil
We had a little celebration with Joel & Sarah later on that weekend. He wanted cupcakes this year.
Happy to have another Target card and an itunes card!
Thank you everyone!
Posted by Traci K at 9:09 AM
On the last day of school the 5th graders do a final walk through the halls.
Justin's teacher giving them a "high 5"
Jarin with his teacher, Mrs. D
Jarin with his buddies
Mike brought home an ice cream pizza from Maggie Moo's to celebrate the boys accomplishments for the year.
Posted by Traci K at 8:55 AM
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Justin's 5th grade class had a "5th grade Farewell". It was an awards assembly to recognize all their accomplishments throughout their elementary years. Justin was recognized with a Safety Patrol award, a Science Fair medal and a Writing Wonders award. Safety Patrol for helping take down the flag and make sure kids made it to their cars/busses; Science Fair for Science Fair participation; and Writing Wonders for writing for the school newspaper. We are proud of our (soon-to-be) 6th grader! Ignore the "subtitle goes here" flag. I tried to correct it, but my computer is not letting me.
Posted by Traci K at 6:24 PM
Mike and Justin went camping with Justin's Scout Troop in May. They spent the weekend in Inks Lake camping, caving and swimming. This is the inside of one of the caves.
On the way back, they stopped at Whataburger for dinner and met up with a biking group. One of the bikers said he had made Eagle Scout when he was in Scouts and he was still able to recite the Scout Pledge/Oath. They had their pictures taken together and the bikers let the boys sit on their bikes for pictures.
Liking the bike!
Posted by Traci K at 5:54 PM
The End of the year picnic for Jarin's Cub Scout Pack was held at a local park. Mike arranged for Life Flight to come and show their helicopter to the boys. Unfortunately Mike and Justin were camping that weekend out of town, but I was able to go and enjoy the fun with Jarin. He officially became a Wolf Cub on June 1st!
Posted by Traci K at 10:32 AM
Yet another end of the year activity at school! Shuttle Day! It was a fun day. I spent the morning inside the shuttle taking blood pressures and pulses. In the afternoon there was an assembly with singing, slide shows and several guest speakers. T'was a fun day for our Austin Astronauts!
Posted by Traci K at 10:28 AM
The 5th graders did a great job this year with their Talent Show act. I helped on the committee to pull this act off. We decided on a 50's theme complete with an Elvis. The kids danced and sang to "Yakety Yak, We go Together, and Rock around the Clock". After several rehearsals, the kids pulled it off! Justin had a lead role as a boy in the first part.
Posted by Traci K at 10:23 AM
Monday, June 28, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
A few random shots of Justin's backpacking trip that his Troop took in February. This was his first trip with his Troop! These are not in order...
Camping by a lake
Hiking to their campsite for the night
Before they left
Counting heads before the hike
Justin (center) with some Scout friends
Hiking through the woods
Posted by Traci K at 4:58 PM
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Would you believe it if I told you I'm still here in blogland? I just haven't posted for a while as we had one computer malfunction resulting in needing to pull pictures off to salvage it. We purchased another computer, however, I haven't yet uploaded many pictures to it either. Couple that with the fact that I am in the throws of teaching 5 classes (Junior Achievement) to two 1st grade and three 5th grade classes (plus helping with 5th grade graduation functions and a 5th grade talent show act), so I don't have much extra computer time these days. I'm looking forward to summer when (hopefully) I can get it all caught up. In the mean time, I'm enjoying everyone's blogs, so keep up the posts!
Posted by Traci K at 5:31 PM