Saturday, May 30, 2009

Memory Lane 2

Since the last post was mainly about Alex I thought I would give Anika a special post. Look at the difference a year has made for her. May 2008- May 2009.

pictures and more.....

It has been a busy few weeks here in the Guatemamatwo house. Alex had some really neat things going on at school. The week after the Mother's Day Tea was the first grade sharing program. It was a 30 min show that was so wonderful. All the kids sang and danced complete with props. All the kids came to the microphone and spoke about what they wanted to do this summer. Let's just say that I cried. The picture of Alex and I is right after the show. This past week was the first grade zoo. All the kids have been researching animals complete with reports and the wonderful zoo set up on the school lawn. As you can see Alex was a tiger. They had large red buttons to press on the posters when you wanted to learn animal facts. Imagine 100 such cute ones and you get the idea. Last week was also Alex's first crossover ceremony with Cub scouts. He is officially working on his wolf rank and will be considered a 2nd grader for the summer activities. Anika is doing great and we have been spending some time at our wonderful park and the children's garden.

Only 7 more days of first grade for Alex. This week is the class picnic. That should be a riot. 100 first graders and their families. Hopefully I can get some pictures while chasing Anika among the melee!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mother's Day First Grade Tea

What a special time I had with Alex today at school. It was the First Grade Mother's Day Tea. Alex made me a hand painted tile and wrote a poem complete with a picture of me. All the kids read their poems in front of the class. After having tea and cookies we were treated to a slide show of all the pictures his wonderful teacher has taken this year. It was such a treat to spend time alone with Alex and spend some time at school. Tomorrow we are going to boy scouts and then to his school festival.

Anika is talking more and more and just blooming like a little flower. It seems like she is changing by the day now.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


My new favorite picture of the kids.

This moment was so special. We were at the zoo on Sunday and having a great time. The kids had walked hand in hand for a while and then the Zoo train came by. Alex was showing Anika the train and I love the look on her face. What a great moment.

Of course they fight like any other brother and sister but they do have such a neat relationship.