Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Good Job Girls!!

1st day of 4th grade
Last day of 4th grade
Mr Campbell has been one of my favorite teachers at the girls' elementary school.  He is known as a "hard" teacher but we have a different view of him.  Both Emma and Reagan found him to be a very positive and caring teacher.  He pushes students to do THEIR best and always reach for the next level of success.  I have heard him use his firm teacher voice but never say a cross word to or about a student.  Mr Campbell, you are a top notch teacher and I hope you plan to stick around so Olivia can have you also.
1st day of Kindergarten
Last day of Kindergarten
Mrs Mosby is a very kind hearted woman.  Truly the perfect kindergarten teacher.  She took kiddos who didn't know how to write their name or even recognize a single letter in August and made them ready for 1st grade.  I have no idea how she did it.  I wish she was looping up next year but she is nearly irreplaceable in kindergarten.  Livie will miss you this summer.

No, Emma wouldn't let me take a picture of her with all of her middle school teachers...I just don't get that!
Emma's 7th grade team of teachers
7th grade Recognition Day
Going up for her awards
All 3 of our daughters had a wonderful year in school.  We are so blessed to have children who not only excel in school but actually enjoy their time in class.  Thank you girls for working hard, being positive role models and respecting your teachers as authority figures.  Your effort is noticed by many.  We love you all!

Sunday, May 6, 2012


 Is there anything cuter than a little girl with her daddy right before they take the field for the very first time?
The Dragonflies are coached by the head varsity and asst varsity softball coaches at Millard South High School.  Steve and Chris have equated coaching 4-6 year old girls is much like "herding cats!"
 The original plan was to have 3 practices then the games would begin.
Living in Nebraska it is ridiculous to schedule an outdoor event for 3 weekends in a row and think all 3 days the weather will cooperate.  With two rainouts, we got one practice in then Friday we started games.

In this recreational league all the kids play defense at one time and everyone bats each inning.  (Don't worry, it's a two inning game.)  No one gets out and everyone runs all the way around the bases eventually (only one base at a time, unless you are the last batter).
At the end of the game the girls asked, "Did we win?"  Coach Chris answered, "We didn't lose!" They all cheered. On the way to the van Liv said, "I can't believe we had only one practice and we were still that awesome!"  Love it!
 She's ready to catch a ball but I don't think she ever did.
At this age, they hit off the "T"  Great job girl!  After hitting the ball she even knew which way to run.  I highlight that because there were a few girls that headed straight for the pitchers mound.

Liv's two big sisters were assistant coaches.  My official job is to take pictures, bring snacks and cheer on the team.  What a great day at the ballpark!