Tuesday, June 18, 2013

This and That

A little of this.. a little of that... and a bunch of I phone photos.

A few weeks back I attended a high school friend's wedding.
 It was a grand chance to see my DEAREST and oldest friend (not in age, but instead longevity) Cindy. I rarely see her in person, but with texting and Facebook she is always close at hand and close at heart.
The classmates and our hubbies filled a table at the reception at the Hilton in Bloomington and it was great fun. The bride was happy as a clam! The other grand things about wedding for individuals established in thier lives - good food and open bar! The next day I got to see my classmate Angie again at my cousin Mikayla's graduation party. The only problem with heading home for any party is Dean doesn't want to leave and break up the fun with all his cousins!
 Little League baseball will soon wrap up for the year. Look at this handsome dad volunteering behing the concession stand counter.
Mark's Father's Day presents were sweet treats this year. Dreamy Nadia cupcakes from Maple Grove and Truffles and Tortes in Anoka earlier in the week.

On Father's Day we went to church (and were late again), headed to Brett and Rachel's for lunch with Dad and Chris and some beach time, then headed home by way of Lake Minnetonka for ice cream in Wayzata.

And I finally picked up the glassses I ordered for driving this week. The frames are green and I am quite the sassafrass in them.

Take Care All!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Wrapping Up Kindergarten

I have so enjoyed my kids last few weeks of kindergarten. I had time to be involved and I loved every minute of it.
 Mid-May I got to help chaperone the class's Coon Rapids Dam field trip. Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy is a magnet school for math and environmental science so the school has a special partnership with the Three Rivers Park District and specifically the Coon Rapids Dam park. All classs go their several times a year.
 Dean (above), Marly and her best friend Izzy (below), and all the kids were hunting for bugs.

 We took the bus back to school, got a group photo, and I stayed for lunch.
Off course there was an end of the year KX kindergarten musical. It was darling. Cute songs, cute hand gestures, and their wonderful teacher Mrs. Loveridge who has just retired.
As we left the kindergarten musical I lamented to Mark we only get to do experiece all these precious moments once, which makes for enhanced and bittersweet emotion.
The last week of school I helped champerone the Como Park field trip. It was cloudy, but not a drop of rain fell on our parade.

Here we are waiting for the Sparky the Seal show. How many years has this show occured? More than 30? I never realized until now it is approximately15 minutes in length. (Dean, Eitiene, Alex, Izzi, Marly, and Hannah)
The last day of school Marly and Dean made cards for Mrs. Loveridge for her last day EVER. Despite Dean's zeal for her career, Mrs. Loveridge is NOT 125 years old. I did get Mrs. Loveridge a very special acorn necklace from Patina to represent all the "acorns" she has planted over the years. I indicated the necklace was on behalf of ALL the parents whose kids she has taught over the longevity of her career. I hope she liked it and will wear it with a heart the understands the gratitude with which it was given.
 The kids LAST bus ride home from their LAST day of Kindergarten.
Cherry Berry to commemorate the end of the year!


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