Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Lainie's last day of school

Summer vacation has finally arrived! I am super stoked!!!!! I officially am the mother of a first grader. This I am not super stoked about. I can not believe that my little baby girl is growing up so fast. She had a great year in kindergarten with the best kindergarten teacher EVER. My children have been so blessed to have had Mrs. Bates for their first teacher. (Lexi also had her) She has been the perfect person to bridge the gap between the comfortable,sheltered home life and the harsh realities of the world they are entering... without their mommy by their side!!! It comforts me to know that I already have her booked for Landin. :) Lainie has grown so much this year and has learned even more. Watch out first grade here she comes!!!
The kids had "field day" today in honor of the last day. The school rented inflatable play things and had water games. Jeremy and I went and spent the whole day with the girls. Here are a few highlights of the day.

Monday, May 19, 2008

A trip around town!

Lexi had her end of the year trip a couple weeks ago. It was a walking field trip around town. Lainie also had her Mothers day/end of the year program at school that afternoon. It was a busy day for me!!! We started by walking to the Dorothy Page Museum, which was surprisingly interesting! Who knew? We are planning to go back this summer so we can explore and enjoy a little more of what it has to offer. Seventy third graders spoils the atmosphere of a museum just a little. :) After the museum we started across town to Wonderland Park to eat lunch and burn a little energy. When we got to Wonderland I snapped a couple pictures of the kids eating lunch and then it was back to the school to get a good seat for the program. Lainie was so cute, she was one of the "three blind mice" in one of the skits. As I sat there watching my little girl growing up right in front of me I remembered it wasn't that long ago that I sat in this very same spot listening to my other grown up little girl sing these very same songs about how much they love me, and how quickly they are growing up and sprouting wings! Talk about a tear jerker!!! When they were finished with the program Lainie took me into the classroom where she served cake and punch while presenting me with all sorts of homemade goodies. It was a special time. Finished up with the program I put Lainie and Landin into the car with Grandma and she dropped me off at the City Hall where I met back up with Lexi and the troop. We met with the Mayor and elected city officials to have a public hearing. Lexi missed being elected Mayor by one vote! When the hearing discussing the "prized pea eating rabbits" ended the kids collected their free loot courtesy of the city and we hightailed it back to the school. All in all it was a great day.

Lainie is no longer a kindegartner!

The caribou were REALLY stinky!!!

Thank You Mrs. Bates...get ready for Landin!!!

Well, it is official, Lainie is officially a "grade schooler." Even though there are two days left of school, the kindegarten "zoo field trip" marks the end of your kindegarten career. I was able to go on the field trip this time. (Lexi's zoo field trip was the day after I got my wisdom teeth pulled) Grandma Patti and Landin tagged along. It was REALLY cold. I think summer almost forgot us this year, and I am really bitter about it... but that is another blog altogether.

Landin's dedication

My Mothers Day was extra special this year, we had Landin dedicated at church. Dedication is a public announcement for the family to say that they are dedicating their child to the Lord and they pledge to raise the child up to know what Jesus Christ our Savior stands for and who he is. We also ask our church family to keep us accountable to this. It is such a blessing to be able to have our church family there and witness this occasion , but to have my parents and brother, Jeremy's parents and siblings, lots of cousins, and Grammie there, to stand with us in the ceremony, now that is an extra special blessing!!! You may notice that Landin is wearing a dress. There is a very good reason for this. That dress is 120 years old and has had five generations of Pepperds dedicated in that very dress. It was originally Greg's grandfathers dress and it has been passed down generation to generation. All of my children have now been dedicated in the same dress that their father, grandfather and two great's have been. What a Christian legacy!

We're gonna try this!?!

For months now I have been reading all of my friends wonderful, beautiful blogs and every time I think "WOW, how neat! What a great way to archive your everyday life for friends and family." With school coming to an end (2 days left... YAY!!!) and the plans of a very eventful and fun filled summer on the horizon, I decided that I might be able to pull off an interesting enough blog to keep you all entertained. I am making no promises though. :) So here it goes, we'll see what happens, or I should say... You'll see what happens!!! Stay tuned.
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