Sunday, June 3, 2012

Marvelous May

 This is Emma with her second grad teacher, Mrs. Fitzpatrick on the last day on school.
 There was a big fifth grade graduation for Ellie.  Here Ellie is with her best friend, Claire, who lives right across the street.  They are standing in front of the 2012 banner.
 During the ceremony Ellie was one of 12 fifth graders to receive a pin and a certificate signed by the President for having straight As for her whole fifth grade year.
 There was a slide show with a picture of the student and their favorite part of fifth grade as well as what they want to be when they grow up.
 Ellie also received the "best writer" certificate for her class.
 As the students were entering the gym the halls were lined with other students from the school who were cheering them on and giving them high fives.
 Ellie also had her clogging recital.
 It is  fun to watch as she has become really good in the year and a half that she has been dancing.

 We do need to work on her "stage face" though. :)
 For the May long weekend we were busy enjoying friends.  We had the Southams over for dinner on Sunday.  On Monday we went to the pool with the Fowlers and then to a BBQ at the Johnsons.
 Kyle and I were lucky enough to sneak away for a long weekend in Vegas while the Coombs took care of the kids.
 On Sunday we walked around the Vegas temple.
 One night we took a helicopter ride of the strip.
 We also saw Phantom.  It was Kyle's first time seeing this play.
 And of course you have to do the roller coaster at New York New York.
 Just some cute pictures on the front porch.