Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young—a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God. Psalm 84:3

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

and the award goes to... EVERYBODY

A school first, all my Manatees received awards for the 3rd nine weeks on the same day! Sal received two awards; 100 book challenge and Sunshine Math.
Kelli received two awards; Perfect Attendance and 100 book challenge.
Emma received Outstanding Effort! She has come a long way from the first nine weeks!
Vinny received two awards; Sunshine Math and Principle's Honor Roll. WTG all A's again this nine weeks.

Both Vinny and Sal's classes had a lot of students receiving awards. Great job everybody!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tuesday Treasures: Cousins and Friends

The Fab Five with their Florida cousins!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Take Me Out to the Ballgame?

Growing Up Garcia gave us their baseball tickets to enjoy an afternoon game with Mommy's Joy and Daily Dose of Dunlap.The girls watched the whole game together, stopping briefly to chat with Lola and Tati!

The boys on the other hand had to act out plays, toss around hats and gloves, eat everything in sight and just be boys! Just another great Florida day.

Monday, April 19, 2010

My Life As Emma...

Emma wanted to submit a book for Young Authors Week...
written and illustrated by Emma!

Once upon a time I lived in China. I was born there. Five years ago a couple came to China, I did not know that they had come to take me home to Idaho and be a family because I did not speak English! I showed them all kinds of flowers. The white ones were my favorite. They showed me airplanes. We took a big plane to the US. After the plane stopped we drove to my new house. My parents showed me all the rooms. I now had to brothers. After a few years I was told I was not in the right family and a new couple was coming to get me. I had to pack all my things and say goodbye. My old mom hugged me and gave me a folder of memories. I went with Nicole and Ed to fly all the way to Florida! I came to another new house and met Nana my new mommy's mom. Now I had three brothers, one sister and a cat named Jacomo. Life with my new family is good because they help me learn right and wrong. I can be a big sister to Kelli. I teach her math and money and read together. I like that I can be helpful. I try to be a good sister and friend. My new family is the best one of all, because I have lots of family to help me do the right thing and grow up to be a big girl. I want my new family to love me their new daughter Emma.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

12 years and counting....

This year we celebrated 12 years of marriage. Since Ed was out of town he sent an edible arrangements which was yummy!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Spring Break at Halpatiokee!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Is that you.....

Betty Crocker?
For Tyrene and Jason's Easter Sunday meal Nick's Nest was asked to bring dessert. Who knew I could bake? Not me! But two Cinnabon crumbcakes and a jellybean cake later everyone couldn't believe what I made.


Bring Your Own Basket.....

Tyrene and Jason hosted Easter Sunday complete with Egg Hunt. Vinny and Baxter continued to hunt for missing eggs while Sal, Kelli, Emma and Nick checked out their goodies in their new Easter Animals. Sal loved his monkey basket, Kelli and Emma had matching pink and purple bunnies and Nick was in love with his duck chick!

Easter 2010

Hoppy Easter to you and your Somebunnies!

What is on your Face?

Face painting by Meloney at Growing Up Garcia's Easter Party!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Hip Hop Honey

Nicholas had his class Easter party and egg hunt today! I was so excited to be able to spend the day with him and his school friends.

Jesus Loves Me

Nicholas had an Easter concert at school. His teacher asked the class to dress handsomely for boys and beautifully for girls. Nick had his AC/DC vest and tie all picked out. He is pretty handsome if you ask me!

Nicholas was excited to be close to his teacher Ms Laura, she joked with Nick that he was so serious while singing with his class and sang his part very loudly with his partner!

I came to school, it was big and new

I just wasn't sure what to do

My teacher helped me, learn how to be

A good friend to others like Jesus is to me.

Nicholas and good friend Eli have enjoyed school so much this year and so have I!