Saturday, May 29, 2010

Another So Long, Farewell? Sheesh!

The Prairie Kid's Hero Cousin is graduating from high school in a few hours. Where did time go? I guess it has been 10 years since I came into the family and that means he is 18 and no longer 8. Crazy.

We're sad that next year we won't have our favorite Cody Bronc to watch on the football field or basketball court. Our favorite Cody Cub will not be on the baseball field. Sigh. We might get to see him in his college games and that will be awesome.

There was a graduation party for him last night at my in-law's. Here he is with his cake:

And some friends
With his mom

Opening presents...and the toilet seat he got from an aunt and uncle. I guess this is an ongoing joke between!

The ol''s bittersweet.

And the new colors and school...

We had a nice time with the family last night and now I am off to get ready to go to the ceremony.
I wish there was a button I could push that slows everything down. Sigh again.

So Long, Farewell

My precious preschooler somehow turned into an elementary school student recently. He had his last day of preschool and his final preschool program. He starts Kindergarten Readiness Camp in 9 days. What happened?

I couldn't quickly get the red eye out of these photos so I have decided to post them as is because time is so limited these days. The preschool program was adorable. What a great age to be entertained by! Is there much cuter than a bunch of 4 and 5 year olds singing songs like "Home on the Range" and "Little Bunny Foo-Foo" with "kissin' him on the head" instead of "bopping him on the head"? Oh they were cute.

A blueberry smoothie to start off the last day of preschool
My Little Big Boy
Growing up way too fast

The whole class

"Little Bunny Foo-Foo, I don't want to see you, scooping up the field mice and kissin' them on the head"
"Home, home on the range..."

Getting preschoolers to look at the camera all at the same time is like herding chickens

One of the teachers made adorable t-shirts for them with their picture on it that says "Kindergarten here I come"

Well, I can't change it so somehow I will need to embrace it. There is a Kindergartner in my house. Sigh.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Best Mother's Day Cookies

My mom came to visit for 5 days over Mother's Day weekend. What a treat! She and I had nice down time together. I was able to rest a bit from work and she was happy to join me in that rest. We hung out, chatted, drank coffee, chatted, hung out, highlighted my hair, she made cookies with The Prairie Kid, and we hung out and drank coffee and then ate cookies too.

We managed to get one movie in and a puzzle done with The Prairie Kid. It was a nice couple of days.

On Mother's Day she made us breakfast and then we went to church. Afterward we took her to lunch and then for a drive. We were going to head up to Yellowstone but when we were just heading out of town she mentioned the South Fork. She hadn't been that direction yet so we turned around and headed up there. Later we found out what a blessing that was because an avalanche blocked the road out for many people in Yellowstone that day and it took them way off the beaten path to get home.
We had a beautiful drive up the South Fork. The weather was nice and the big horn sheep were still down in the valley for us to enjoy. We also got to see a new foal and her mommy. It was sweet.
After drooling over the beautiful homes, cabins, and landscape we returned to town. We picked up sushi and tempura to bring home because we COULD NOT MISS the AMAZING RACE FINALE! However, it depressed me and The Prairie Daddy greatly because the Cowboys did not win. And the Cowboys should have won. Sigh.
We did have a great time with my mom. I hope she'll come back soon! (Hint, hint)