Showing posts with label Henry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Henry. Show all posts

Friday, February 1, 2013

Catholic Schools Week

We just wrapped up Catholic Schools Week!

The week started off on Sunday when we went to late Mass, a rare thing at Casa Fisher.  We chose the late Mass because after there was lunch and a carnival to kick off Catholic Schools week.  The kids had so much fun playing games, putting people "in jail", winning prizes, face painting, and hanging out with their friends.







We ate lunch with another family that have twin girls in Henry's class and then we all went to the carnival.  It's fun to see how our kids interact with their friends and it's cute to see how at Karley's age(pre-school) they just say "hi" and stay closer to us.  Kindergarten has changed all that for Henry.  Not only is he friends with all the kids in his own class but he's been busy making friends with older  children as well.  This likely happens since Kindergarten through second grade eat lunch together and play outside together. 

Monday the kids were allowed a non-uniform day and wear their clothes backwards, inside out, etc. They walked to the local assisted living apartments and sang "Jesus church songs" for the elderly.  Tuesday, also a non-uniform day, was neon and the kids played some fun games.  We didn't have anything neon so we went for the brightest green we could find. 



Wednesday was a uniform day as they had Mass.  Our school along with another school celebrated Mass together as a part of our Area Faith Community.  {I think it's a rare thing for there to be two schools in an Area Faith Community.  And it's even rarer that our school is Pre-K - 12.}  After Mass the Kindergarten students joined for a snack in our Kindergarten classroom.  The students were mingled together and it was really special to see my son engaging in conversation with another little boy his same age that he'd never met before.  I sat and thought about how big he really is getting and how school is opening him up to other people and things all while keeping him grounded in our faith.  During Mass I watched him sing with the other students and take part in the Mass which is not how it is when he's with us.  School seems to challenge him and keeps him accountable in different ways than home.  I'm very grateful. 

After snack the elementary kids gathered in the gym and were presented with a show by Critters & Company.  From their website:  "Critters & Company uses a unique medium of live animals and their stories to share with the children relationship building concepts".  The kids had a great time and learned about the animals as well as how teasing can affect others. 




 
Thursday the kids wore their comfy clothes did some special projects.  Friday they wore a special t-shirt made for them that was like a snowman.  I missed getting a photo of this.  I was going to get one after Mass but since it was -14F -minus wind chill school was two hours late.  This was actually the third time in one week school was two hours late due to weather of some sort.  The children didn't have Mass and I didn't get a photo. 
 
Henry and his classmates had a fun week.  The week was about recognizing our students, teachers, priests, fellow volunteers, benefactors and our faith.  We absolutely love this school and are grateful for the sacrifices so our kids can receive a Catholic education.  I feel in the world we live in today, the best chance we can give our kids to keep God in the forefront of their lives is that they don't check their faith at the door when they leave our home.  We love that their faith is being learned in our home and at school.  We have come to know other families and have even been aided by them in our recent time of need.  We love our school family and parish!  

Happy Catholic Schools Week! 


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Henry & Kindergarten

We are now into our third week of Kindergarten and I'd say it's pretty clear that Henry enjoys school.  He was excited from day one.  Mom, not as much.  I wanted to spend all my time with him, with all of them, all of us together.  But this happy little face enjoys playing with his friends, he is learning, expanding his mind, growing and he loves it.  I love it for him, but I do miss him.  The days go fast, very fast and we treasure the weekends.

 


 
 
 
It's pretty safe to say that picture time was about over and Henry was very ready to get to his first day.
 
 
 
 
My favorite thing about the first day of school was that everybody was tired and my boy, my first baby wanted to come cuddle on the couch with me when he got home from school.  He hasn't wanted to cuddle with me on the couch since Sophie was a little tiny baby.  I miss those days and it sure was nice to have that moment in time once again.
 
 
 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tennis, Golf & Embrace



Either something was going on with Blogger today or it just plain doesn't like all these pictures being added.  Sadly, this took way too much time and a number of things on my to do list didn't get done.  The thing is, once I'm set on doing something, I'm set and it's hard hard hard to walk away.
 
My parents came last weekend to visit the kids and a little golfing of their own.  Last year for Christmas the kids got tennis rackets and golf clubs.  I didn't get around to as many lessons as I would have liked but my parents filled in the gaps this weekend. 
 
Somewhere in the middle is an Embrace the Camera picture but in reverse.  I embraced the camera with my Mom.
 
Enjoy the Sun Kisses......
 
 
 
Love having a ball hopper!


She has a racket but was all done by the time I got to photographing her,
 
 
Karely seems to be a bit of a natural in the athelitic department.
 
 
Keep your eye on the ball.
 
 
Embrace the Camera
 
 
Tee it up
 
 
 
 
 
Square up to the ball
 
 
 
 
 
 
Taking a break to enjoy the "flowers"
 
Giving it all away.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gram & The "Gramkids"
 
 
 
 
 
God Bless!
 
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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Embrace the Camera 8.16.12

Emily writes a beautiful post today on why we  Embrace the Camera, take a peek and join us....your kids will thank you!


















Have a blessed day!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Last Day of Two & Embrancing the Camera 8.9.12

Embracing the last days of two, together at the Como Zoo.

Sophie as the Grumpy Old Troll


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Dora, Dora, Dora....

...the explorer....this is my little explorer waiting to see Dora at the Mall of America today.  She was so excited at the same time didn't really know what I meant when I said we were going to see Dora. 

Just last week while "reading" herself a book she said, "Dora, talk to me".  I don't think this Dora talked to her but I could kind of tell what might have been said. 

We saw Dora many times today and this is just a tip of the ice berg on photos.  This was our first trip to the Mall on Toddler Tuesday and my first trip with all three by myself.  It went great, they were so so good.  I felt really blessed to have had such a great day!

Oh and needless to say, her birthday party will be another year of Dora.  All she would like is the Dora Halloween movie.  YEAH!

Today was the third to the last day of being two.  Boo Hoo.









































Have a blessed day!


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