Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Choir Tour

At this point JR just comes home to exchange his suitcase for a newly packed one.

I dropped him off on Sunday at the church for his choir tour.

They are going to Ft. Worth, Dallas, and Austin.  And he was excited to leave, as usual. 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Father's Day

We had a very nice father's day yesterday with all of the fathers in attendance.



And my Daddy

We even got a grandfather picture

Which, as you can see, has been awhile since the last one. 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Middle of June

Kyle and Reed went to church camp from Sunday-Wednesday.  They said they had fun and that they want to go back next year. 

 They also reported that they "had to get baptized"...which Jason and I knew was coming.  In fact, we joked that if they came home and didn't mention being baptized, the Baptists had totally failed at church camp. 

They spent the day at the pool yesterday showing off their flips.  They aren't allowed to do back flips, which really upsets them.

  I got this picture from my dad, which I thought was such a pretty background it almost looks fake.  Clearly JR is enjoying Paw-Paw's new, fancy 4-wheeler. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Trump's Birthday

Yesterday was Flag Day.  

JR is at my parents this week so I got this text from my mom (which means either JR or my dad sent it) of him celebrating the big day.

JR called me to wish me a "Happy Flag Day" and I said, "Did Maw-Maw tell you to call me?"  He said, "No, Dad texted me, but I knew because I knew it was Donald Trump's birthday." 

Jason took me to dinner last night to celebrate "Trump's Birthday".  We went to State of Grace with our next door neighbors (all of which was a surprise to me) so it was a good day. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Prettiest Girls in the Show

The day before the last day of school was my big hurrah.

I had 144 kids in the talent show this year.

And I had to get all the acts finished before lunch started at 10:50.  I almost made it, I think they had to start lunch at 11:00.

And while Kyle and Reed's act didn't have the most "talent", it was definitely the funniest. 

I planned the act for the boys with different cuts of music, and one cut of music was a "ballet" section. They liked it so much they asked if they could do the whole act as ballet...and dress up like girls.

They got their wish.

These are literally the 4 most athletic boys in the 3rd grade.

Here's the full group

Best part?  I finally know what it would have been like to have a girl!

Here's their act.  It's only 30 seconds, but you get the added "bonus" of my "be a good audience speech to the kids".  Please just fast forward through that!  

The kids are laughing so loud you can't hear their music until the end.  

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Bubba Gump

I think I only have 2 or 3 more posts from May and then I'll finally be done with the end of school ridiculousness.

After the Winds of Time parade we took the boys out of school and down to Kemah to eat at Bubba Gump Shrimp.  (JR had finals so he didn't get to go.) We did this last year, so now it's become sort of a tradition.

Both Kyle and Reed love Forrest Gump, and the food is decent, so it's a fun lunch.

After lunch Kyle wanted to ride all of the roller coasters on the boardwalk, and Reed wanted to ride none of them. 
 Jason and Kyle rode one of the big ones, while Reed and I discussed how happy we were that we weren't riding a roller coaster.

I took a picture as they came out, and both of their faces crack me up.
 Kyle is definitely proud of himself, and Jason is wondering when roller coasters became not as fun as they used to be!  (I figured that out a few years ago.)

Thumbs up for riding, and that Reed and I didn't have to ride! 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Just Like his Dad

Jason's big claim to fame is that back in elementary school he was in the Ft. Bend Boys Choir and sang on Channel 13 for Kathy Whitmire (she was the mayor of Houston back in the 80's).  

So, I had to giggle when Reed brought a note home from school saying that he had been chosen by his music teacher to audition for the Spring Branch Boys Choir.

This all went down right at the end of the year, and in fact, Reed just so happened to be going through his backpack one night and said "Oh, I forgot to give this to you."  It was the invitation to audition, and the last day listed to audition was the next day.  No telling how long he had been carrying it around.

I don't ever think auditions are a sure thing/formality because I've been to way too many of them with JR.  Things we think he's a shoo-in for he usually winds up not getting.

Reed went to the audition and they told us they would send us a letter to let us know.

Since a letter hadn't turned up, I was assuming he didn't get in. 
 But on Wednesday we got a letter telling us he'd been chosen.

I'm not sure how we'll work this in with all his sports teams, but we're going to give it a go.