Sunday, March 30, 2008

Farewell Spring Break

Parker's first sleepover!
Daddy and Parker are serious about listening to directions!
The newest "Baby" (what Parker calls all his animals)
Happy Birthday Gracie!

It seems Spring Break has been so long, but at the same time so short. I only managed to get half of my projects done. However, I am most grateful to be caught up on all the shower gifts at church. If you're expecting, we are the church for you! :) I know these babies have just been born or are on their way, but I can't wait till they're in King's Kids! I love the pureness and innocence of the two and three year olds! Today, during circle time, I asked each child what do they like to do with their friends. One sweet boy responded by picking his nose and smiling! Everyone just started cracking up. You cannot make this stuff up!

Friday night marked a big step for Parker! He spent the night away from home for the first time! John and Christy Cole along with Jillian were very sweet to have Parker over. He had so much fun that he wanted to spend the night Saturday night too! Tony and I went to the Melting Pot to celebrate the 15th anniversary of our first date! We had so much fun! Then Tony really spoiled me and took me to see 27 Dresses. It was so nice to be out on a date, but we had to admit we were anxious to pick Parker up Saturday morning. We were very excited to get to wish Gracie a happy birthday Saturday morning. She is such a sweet girl! Next Sunday, Parker, Gracie, and Lucy are moving on to Kid's Community. I am going to miss all three of them so much. Yes, that means Parker is turning 4 this Saturday. In case you haven't heard, Parker wanted a Carnival for his birthday. Hopefully, we will all will survive....

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

Parker experienced his first politically correct "Treasure Hunt" at preschool, but the boy was not to be fooled. He knew it was an "Easter Egg Treasure Hunt", The treasure hunt was on Friday which Parker does not attend then. Since Tony has the day off, Fridays are Daddy and Parker's day off together. Mrs. Penny and Parker appealed to Daddy's fun loving side and asked if Parker could attend. Of course, Daddy couldn't say no....
Easter festivities included having Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Jillian. Since the weather was bad, they went fishing for eggs in the pool. It was a hoot!
Thanks to John and Kathryn Collett for hosting the 2nd annual Easter Egg hunt at Tillis Park! Thanks too to all the volunteers who braved the cold weather to help out! Parker was sooo excited to find a golden egg which he turned in for a stuffed animal...I've learned you can never have too many. Parker treats each one like a beloved pet. Tony and I just shrug and say at least it's not a real one.

Gracie and Parker are delighted with their golden egg prizes!
We had been at the park since 7:30 AM. Tony helped with the set up, but Parker and I spent our time running back and forth to the car to warm up. When it was finally over, Parker fell asleep a happy boy waiting for Daddy to finish help cleaning up.
A future architect in the making...maybe!
With all the fun surrounding Easter, we remember the true meaning. We told Parker that we celebrate Easter because Jesus lives. Parker promptly replied, "Doesn't He live every day?"

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Hooray for Hollywood!

Saturday was one of those days where you hit the ground running! I started off the morning taking my Math Club students to the Regional Math Competition. Anyone who knows my logical side finds this quite funny. Despite their sponsor, my students took four of the top ten spots. Two of them will be going on to the state competition! It was thrilling to see the victory on the students' faces and the pride of their parents. Then it was home for a quick lunch and off to the church building to help get ready for Trivia Night. I planned to take a ton of pictures, but only managed to get Parker with his very first Lunchable. Everyone had a lot of fun with the theme "Hooray for Hollywood" including a table of "rehab" celebrities. Thanks to everyone who came, everyone who donated fantastic baskets, John and Christy Cole, Chris and Amie Jones, and the Lord's blessing, over $1600 was raised for the Children's Ministry at McKnight Road! Now that is something to cheer about!