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!
( Lori...how did your pic's turn out?? I would love some copies if that's okay!!! )
THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH AGAIN GIRLS FOR COMING TO SHARE YOUR TALENT AND LOVE FOR HIGHLAND DANCE WITH OUR FAMILY AND THEIR FRIENDS!!!
( and courtney was happy she didn't have to do it alone!!! )
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 jar...at 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!
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!
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!!!
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!
...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!
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???