Monday, June 28, 2010

Memorial Day

We had a pretty mild spring this year. Temperatures were in the low eighties until the end of May with just a few really hot days. Memorial Day was one of those hot days. We were creeping up on the 100's. So we cooled off by running in the sprinklers. :) I love the smile on Canon's face in this picture!

C'mon're going to love it! I promise!

Canon was a fraidy cat at first. It took a little while for him to warm up to the idea that being sprayed in the face with cold water was going to be fun. But we won him over in the end.

Medals and certificates for everyone!!!

At the end of the school year, Legacy has an awards ceremony for the jr. high and the elementary school. We knew Kiersten would be receiving an award because she'd been working on getting straight A's all year. But we were pleasantly surprised when we started hearing our other girls called up for various awards or certificates. :) Aubree was awarded a certificate for her service on student council as the secretary and a medal for honor roll.
She also maintained all her Lion's Pride points throughout the school year. This is the point system that qualifies you to participate in Lion's Pride days at the end of each semester. Points are taken away for chewing gum or talking in class, etc. And it's the second year she's kept all her points the whole year.

Kiersten was also awarded a certificate for her participation in student council as class representative and going "above and beyond" her duties by volunteering for projects and being at every meeting.
This is her medal for Principal's Pride which meant that she maintained straight A's through every grading period. She also tested into Algebra as a 7th grader, which she is very proud of.

Rylee surprised us by receiving a certificate for her work on the student council as Historian and going "above and beyond" with her volunteerism. Only one boy and one girl were chosen from each grade for this honor, and we got the girl from 4th and 6th! AWESOME!! The picture is a little blurry, but you can see Rylee 3rd from left and Kiersten in the middle receiving their award.
Rylee was also awarded the medal for Principal's Pride. They all worked really hard for their grades and Dad and I are super proud of them!

Here was another surprise: Raegan got Honor Roll??? Huh? I was shocked when she, too, was called up to receive a medal for her grades. We were just trying to make it through the first year with her, and she pulls off something like this! Honor Roll means you maintained A's and B's the whole year. She had some B's in math at the beginning of the year, but by the last quarter, had pulled up every grade to an A!! You know what that means? ICECREAM!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Kindergarten Graduation

Where's Raegan?? Oh! There she is! This is one of Scott's favorite pictures because Raegan is being playful and this kid in the forefront is too thrilled to be there. :)

Our graduate!

This is Raegan's class lined up in the hallway ready to walk to the gym. "Pomp and Circumstance" should be playing right now. We had to readjust all their hats because they couldn't sit still and kept knocking them off or the tassle would slip to the wrong side.

They were just giggling and talking, no idea what's going on or why everyone is wearing a "dress". :) Raegan did really well her first year of school even with all-day kindergarten. She made some friends and some enemies (oops!) but all together it was a great year! Congratulations Graduate!

PB & J!!!!

'Cause you're peanut butter and I am jelly and we're so happy on our little piece of bread!
There's an a capella group that sings this cute song and Rylee and her best friend, Katelyn, decided to try out for the school talent show with it. They did a great job for the audition and were selected to perform their talent for the school and parents.

They made up their own choreography which included jazz hands at the end. They also received many compliments from their peers and several teachers. It's hard to sing a capella and stay on key especially when you're nervous. But they were wonderful and had so much fun doing it! Way to go girls!! We're so proud of you! :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Annie Jr!

At the beginning of last semester, the girls' school held auditions for their first play, "Annie Jr.". Aubree, Kiersten and Rylee really wanted to be involved. Kiersten voluteered as stage crew, Rylee auditioned for the orphan, Tessie, and got it, and Aubree auditioned for the part of Miss Hannigan, and got understudy. Everyone was very excited. :)
Here is Rylee in full makeup and costume as Tessie, the orphan who says, "Oh my goodness, oh my goodness!" all the time.

At the end of the play, Mr. Warbucks brings all the orphans to his house where they get presents. So Rylee got to be "dolled up" in that scene.

"You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile." Because I was helping backstage for the performances, I never got pictures of the actual shows. But Grandpa Morris recorded the whole thing for me and I'm anxious to see the whole thing together. I watched all 3 shows through the cracks of the scenery. My girls are awesome!!

After learning her lines for Miss Hannigan's understudy, Aubree was given the opportunity to play Mr. Warbucks in a matinee show. So she learned the part for two characters and chose Mr. Warbucks. She hated this hat, but we had to make her look more masculine!
She did a great job with her lines, sang her heart out in the songs and made Mr. Warbucks come alive with choreography!

Backstage was a blast!! I got to be Prop Mistress and this is my crew. Two are missing (Taylor and Kylie)but Quinci, Sabrina and Kiersten
helped change the props while Jared and Erin rotated the scenes. They were great, a little too social with eachother, but great!
This was such a fun experience for me. I always had friends in chorus and drama, but was never outgoing enough to try out for any productions. We worked soooo hard, but it was so much fun!!