- Weekend soccer games,
- A visit from our dear German friend, Michael Auras (see the first three months of this blog if you're wondering who he is)
- Forrest first birthday
- Eliza's cowgirl birthday party
- Eliza's baptism and luncheon
- Our weekend trip to Park City
- I taught twice in Relief Society (yikes)
- Spirit week at school (which I forgot about) and teacher appreciation
First up, thanks to Nana Marie, I was able to go on a field trip with Henry's class to the dinosaur park. When I asked him what his favorite part was, I'm not making this up, he told me it was having me there (oh he melts my heart!).
Instead of a teddy bear, Henry opted to bring his snake to the picnic!
A few days later, Henry was graduating from Kindergarten. Let the cliche expressions begin as I tell you how five minutes ago it was Eliza walking across that stage to receive her diploma. Time is so crazy! I'm so proud and grateful for the school year Henry had. Not only did he learn to read and write well, but it really strengthened him emotionally as he over came personal anxiety by learning ways to calm and cope without me being right there. He is a very well behaved boy but sometimes if he misses a piece of instruction or simply forgets it, he'll panic and stress. Mrs. Chase was patient and wise as she helped him recognize these feelings and would work to help him cope. Socially, he thrived. He's a very friendly, kind boy and is well liked among his peers. In fact, he's kind of a heart throb and I've recently learned that he has a few little crushes himself. We also learned in May that Henry's been accepted into the Chinese dual immersion program, which begins in first grade!
In other Henry news, he still loves his bunnies. Technically, they belong to all of our children, but he spends the most (creative) time with they by a mile.
You'll be pleased to know that the Tooth Fairy (not the dentist) did in fact come. The following morning I heard him report to his sisters:
"I totally heard the tooth fairy last night!" He informs them.
"Did you see her?" I question.
"Of course not. Then she wouldn't have brought me a dollar!" Duh, Mom. Returning to his original statement his eyes grow big as he explains:
"But I heard her and she sounded like sparkles and soft bells!"