Last day of Preschool for Violet and the last day of Year 3 for Sophie! My girls are growing up!
At the bus Lisette had a cute sign for the preschoolers… so I had to borrow it and take a picture of Violet with the bus!
And because comparisons are fun… here are their first and last day of school pictures side by side… Love these girls so much!
Aggg… more goodbyes, for more good friends. Man, I hate saying goodbye. This goodbye was a lot of fun, though. John planned an Ultimate Championship with teams and a variety of games. Roxanne and I were excited to make medals for all the winners, and some ribbons for the kids. Jeff and John were team captains and they randomly picked teammates. Most of the couples were split up, and it made the competition more interesting! We all sat and listened to John explain the games, rules and watched the draft.
We set up games and an obstacle course on the tennis court for the kids, and they were pretty good about either watching the adults, or playing on their own. It was a long night for them (I think we ended around midnight).
The first event of the night was dodgeball… and my team (John’s team) got beat all three rounds… uggh. We sure tried, but it just wasn’t our game. We had a lot of fun though!
The next game was Ultimate Frisbee. We had a boys game, a girls game and a mixed game. Can I say that that was tiring? We didn’t think it was as much of a workout, but with only 3 people on each of the girls teams we never stopped running around! We were pretty disgusting afterwards! In addition, my team won all three games!
The last game was corn hole (AKA beanbag toss. The team captains split our team into pairs, and then we had a bracket tournament to get an ultimate winner. Cobus and I played the first game versus Jeff and Jen. We won handily… so pleased. Our team won 3/4 rounds. But the last game was Paul and Esmari (Jeff’s team) and Cobus and me (John’s team). We could have won, but Paul was on fire and pulled out the win.
Which meant that Jeff’s team won the team competition. Esmari and Paul won the gold medals, Cobus and I won silver and John and Roxanne won bronze. It was a pretty great night! John’s idea worked out perfectly and everyone participated and had a good time.
Until the end when Edgar bit Lina’s gold medal and snapped it in to pieces (as it wasn’t really gold, just baking soda and cornstarch).
I have a good bunch of pictures with no other theme in common than they happened in May. So here is a photo dump of the month!
Hattie had a lot of fun, wearing her Halloween costume, which she never actually wore for trick or treating, but now regularly wears. I came home from my work out one day and Hattie had her baby wrapped on her back, Rosa had helped her tie the baby on, and it was so adorably cute! We also have been having play group at the pool… Hattie LOVES it!
I started my monster La Passacaglia quilt, and made a little bit of progress.
My dear friend Catherine moved from Monte Belo and is going to Thailand for her next assignment. While collecting pictures for her goodbye slideshow I found some great older pictures. So here are some pictures from that night and a few others throughout the last little while! Hattie is going to miss her buddy Lou… and I am going to miss Catherine something fierce!
Jeff and I celebrated our 12th Anniversary. We couldn’t get a baby sitter, so the kids came with us. Luckily, Violet’s best friend, Isadora, was there with her family, so they all played and we actually got to chat and eat a little without all the kids being crazy.
We had Mother’s Day and I managed to snag a picture with the cuties who call me Momma!
We had our monthly international lunch date… always delicious, and always good company. The kids even behaved themselves nicely.
A lot of other fun things, crazy girls who are adorable, senior missionaries coming for dinner and FHE, and Mr. Paul playing with Hattie and Joey at the park. May was a fun month!