Monday, May 31, 2010

Busy, Busy!

I promise there is hooky-ness in this post!

The last 3 weeks have been a whirlwind of activity! First there was getting out the June issue of Red River Family, which can be viewed online at

Once that was done it was "all systems go" for end of school activities and the 5th grade promotion. 33 pizzas (thank you Little Caesar's) and 200 cookies (made by me and my mom!) later, 80 5th graders were enjoying a field day that was fun, fun, fun. Kickball, disc-throwing, tree-climbing and food. They were in heaven :-)

Zoe enjoying one of the cookies.

Zoe with 2 of her friends.

On Tuesday evening, in a small auditorium full of 400 sweaty people, there was a lovely promotion ceremony for the 5th graders. Zoe got awards for her reading and made Honor Roll. Yay! It was a little bittersweet. I was doing pretty good until they played that Rascal Flatts song, "My Wish." Talk about turning you into a blubbering twit!

Zoe with Grandma.

Zoe and friends.

Earlier that afternoon we had an Awards Assembly for the lower grades and Bubba also got awards for his reading.
Zac showing off his awards with Grandma and Poppy.

Then there was Beach Day. 3 sweltering hours on the school playground with 428 kids (thankfully sent out in smaller groups) where it was hotter. than. the. face. of. the. sun. There wasn't enough water in the state of Oklahoma to keep everyone cool. 

The "Big People" aka 5th graders, were in charge of the "Little People" aka K, 1st and 2nd graders. These 3 were leading the volleyball games. Thankfully, this was the last day of school because I don't think I could have taken any more fun :-)

And now on to hooky-ness! Here is the first potholder I made for the Dazzling Dozen Swap--

This one I called my English Garden potholder.

And this is the first 12 inch square for the Baker's Dozen swap. It's called the Parrothead Square. It's a combination of 4 different 6 inch squares from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eation. I used the patterns for Begonia, Quartet, Candy Stripe Bobble and Star Flower. 

Well, I must now be off to pack and get ready for vacay! Colorado here we come!

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