Friday, May 30, 2008

Natalia's Preschool Graduation

Today was a proud day for Todd & I-our "baby" graduated from preschool! It's so hard to believe-she's been coming to this center since she was 9 weeks old!! The kids were so proud to march in with their school shirts and graduation caps on-Natalia calls it a "college hat". They sang a few songs and said the Pledge of Allegiance. Then they were called up to receive their diplomas:

Then we watched a wonderful slide show of pictures from the whole year and then her teachers were presented gifts from the whole class-the kids had fun "helping" them open everything. Natalia asked Miss Mary if she could smell some of the lotion she got and Miss Mary put some on Natalia's nose which of course she thought was so funny!!!!

Then it was time for cake and punch and playing with friends while the parents visited and exchanged contact info. Here is a picture of Natalia and her bestest friend-they have been together since they were little bitty babies!

She's ready-bring on Kindergarten!!!!!!

Which Disney Princess Are You??

You Are Pocahantas!

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Free-spirited and wise. You have a strong passionate spirit that touches and changes all who know you. The wisdom and common sense that you have is really what guides you through life. Even so, you also have a very playful side that loves adventure and excitement.

Which Disney Princess Are You?

Friday, May 23, 2008

Donuts with Dad

Yesterday was the last day of school at St. Gabriel's Little Angels Preschool and they had Donuts with Dad-so it was Todd's turn!!! The kids made these cute magnetic picture frames with a picture of them "fishing":

And these shirts w/ties-inside are her answers about her dad:

Here were her answers:
My Dad is 85 years old (at least he's still older than me and looks darn good too!)
My Dad is special to me because he loves me
My Dad makes me laugh when he tickles me
My Dad's favorite TV show is basketball
My favorite thing to do with my Dad is run errands
My Dad is working at Nortel when I'm at school

The day ended with a Luau party and ice cream-it's hard to believe that preschool is over and in a few months she'll be starting Kindergarten!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Can't wait to see WALL-E!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Natalia's Dance Recital 2008

Natalia's dance recital rehearsal was this past Saturday so I took pictures since they won't let you use a flash at the actual show. The theme was "Welcome to the Movies" and their ballet number was to the music from "Neverending Story" and their tap number to "Mickey Mouse March"-super cute! It's amazing to see how much they've learned since last year! Please enjoy the picture slide show below!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mother's Day!

I know it's a day earlier but I have to work tomorrow (and I'm ok with that!) so I thought I'd write a day early. On Thursday at Natalia's Preschool (at church) they had "Muffins with Mom" for all the mothers-it was so sweet. We had to come in and find our "place" which we did by finding the jewelry box with our child's sweet face on it:

and a placemat that they had answered questions about their mom:

it's hard to see here but these were Natalia's answers:

My mom is 83 years old (and don't I look GOOD!)

My mom is special to me because she makes coffee for my dad

My mom makes me laugh when she tells me jokes

My mom's favorite TV show is Red Sox games

My favorite thing to do with my mom is camping

My mom makes my doll when I'm at school (this was a paper doll of her for school)

all true except of course number 1 which still makes me laugh!!! They sang us a song in spanish and english and then of course we enjoyed muffins and juice-very fun and very sweet.

So Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there-hope you have a special day!

Friday, May 9, 2008

and a YEAR has gone by....

Holy Smokes! I can't believe I haven't updated my blog in a year!!! Way too much has happened to update here but it has been a crazy year with highs and some lows but I am happy to report that things are now better than ever and I thank God for that!

A few weekends ago Todd & I:

took this:
plus this:

and made this:
for Natalia-which she LOVES! It took ALL weekend and we didn't even have one argument! Now we just have a hard time getting her to come inside!!

More to come later-sooner than next year hopefully!