Sunday, July 5, 2009

6 day update!

well, hello!
our new keyboard has been causing a great deal of entertainment in our home so far!
tyler thinks he's a rockstar...when really all he can play right now is the two key notes to the JAWS sneak attack from the movie ( dun-dun, dun-dun...)
i taught courtney how to play the high notes to "heart and soul" and we can now play that together! i am really excited for our lessons to start in the fall, but in the meantime, we are having fun just playing with it and the kids make up their own songs...

...last week was CRAZY busy with dance, tae kwon do and school winding up for the summer. and as if those tasks weren't enough, i had made arrangements for courtney to finally meet my grandparents request and come to dance at their seniors apartment for them and all their new friends!
on monday, june 29, courtney along with her brave fellow dance friends,
Kelsey, Alex and Kailey,
performed their whole resume of dances together and put on a great show that i'm sure will be the talk of the town there for a long time to come! it certainly made my grandparents the 1115 celebrities that's for sure...( as if their little geese weren't enought already! ) wink....
i was hosting / M.C'ing the evening so I unfortunately did not have a moment's time to snap any photos of the girls together or any of the dancing...these were taken after it was all over!
( did your pic's turn out?? I would love some copies if that's okay!!! )
( and courtney was happy she didn't have to do it alone!!! )

...june 30 brought us to the last day of school! YAY!!
great report cards and courtney's last walk through the school as a student there...( sigh )
this is what i made for tyler's grade one teacher.
it was just a little album full of photos of tyler's grade one year in her classroom...from the first day to all kinds of activities throughout the school year.
i also made her a "journal jar"...which included making up a journal to go along with it.
you can make these in any theme as a gift...such a great find on the internet!
the jar contains a yearly supply of teacher related questions...the teacher picks a slip out each day, attaches it to a new page in their journal and writes a reply to the question they pulled out of the the end of the school year, they can reflect over their last year's teaching!!!
i just embellished the jar and journal with school related goodies and voila!
she loved it!

...for courtney's teacher, i made him a scrapbook album.
i went into the classroom a few weeks before school was out with pre-printed pages for the kids to fill out themselves. i took each of them outside and took their portrait and attached their photo opposite their journal page.

we also bought him a pineapple with a big bow tied on it....he was always eating pineapple in the classroom....
he loved his gift too!

the next day, july 1st, the kids and i were finally off to the cabin for some R & R!!
we usually bring fireworks out for Canada Day...but since i am chicken to set those things off alone, the kids had to settle for canada day cookies...

...and glow sticks at night while we walked and drove around looking at other peoples fireworks!!! hahahaha!!!

...mike came out to join us thursday night and friday the malinowski's joined us for the day..
well, actually...the little malinowski's came out thursday night for the night with us first!
we had a super fun day friday with the jetski's going all day...and tubing....sigh, i love being at the lake!!!
tyler could hardly wait for his first ride on the jetski...these pic's are actually pretty funny if you look at his hair in each of them from the start of his first ride to the last one!

too funny!
...and of course, courtney is always gung-ho to go riding too!!!

( heehee...courtney and i flew off the jetski yesterday while i took a sharp turn on a wave...thank god for kill switches, ya know? )
i'm sure whoever witnessed THAT from the shore had a good chuckle!!!
fortunately, we can both recover and climb back on quickly without too much humiliation!!!
...and dave was determined and trying hard to flip me off my tube ride too...
i thought i was hanging on for dear life pretty good...
...BUT APPARENTLY NOT!, that's what's new this past week!
we just came home this afternoon and i am taking the kids back out tomorrow until wednesday.
courtney was one very lucky kid as she was asked to go to the Jonas Brothers concert tonight a while ago by her good friend amanda from school ( and who also is a lovely little highland dancer too! )...she hasn't stopped talking about it since she came home a while ago....I'm sure she will remember this concert for the rest of her life! I'm so grateful that she got to go with her friend and see a live show by her most favorite band / idols/ hearthrobs / teen magazine money suckers...!!!! apparently is was a great show!!!
and how is your first week of july going so far???


Tara said...

Kim! Awesome blog posting! I absolutely LOVE the gift you gave Tylers teacher! And am chuckling at the one you gave Courtney's, hahahahaha! Way to go!

Love all the pics of the lake and way to go Courtney for dancing for your grandparents and friends and the JoBros Concert!




Anonymous said...

LMAO TO GETTING THROWN OFF THE TUBE!!!! Your grandparents look awesome. Way to go Courtney on your dancing for them and there friends . So very thoughtful of you and your friends. Tyler your hair LOL, gotta laugh!! Courtney must have been sooo dreamy eyed and must be driving you nuts! But Kim remember us and Corey, Platinum Blonde and oh all the rest. Payback sucks I guess. Well can't wait for more summer update ....Nikki

lori said...

beautiful blogging loved the update pic are great
glad everyone enjoyed all the nice things u did for them
have a blast at the lake
looks like so much fun

see u friday

Anonymous said...

Summer is not too bad, working only 2 days a week and having a summer cold.
Glad you guys are all having a blast.
Keep us posted.
See you Friday.


Anonymous said...

Hi Kim, I am a bit slow getting back to you but I took lots of pics at the dance Out at your grandparents' place. I just don't know how to unload them so they'll have to wait until after my hubby gets back with the camera from T.O. But I think some turned out good.
Just so everyone knows, you are also an awesome M.C! What can't you do kim??
Lori N.