Tuesday, March 29, 2011

First Visit To Kindergarten

Tuesday, Matt's class took a field trip to the Grenada Elementary School to check out the Kindergarten.  The parents were encouraged to meet them there so Betty and I took advantage of the opportunity to tour the school.

 Matt was so excited about riding the school bus.  He told me it was "awesome"!

 Here's the big boy getting off the bus.

 Matt and his best friend, Carter, waiting in line to start the tour.  They ended up splitting the class in two groups and split them right between Matt and Carter.  They weren't too happy about that!

 P.E. was Matt's favorite part of the tour.  They let Matt's class each have a turn kicking the ball.

 This was the music class.  Matt actually sang a little bit and did the motions the teacher was showing them.

 This class was studying bugs and had some displayed on a table.  Matt was upset that he didn't get to look at them through the "microscope" - also known as a magnifying glass.

 They ended the tour in the cafeteria where Matt looked like he had been through a full day of school!  He was pretty reserved and quiet most of the time, just taking it all in.  In one class we visited, though, he decided he needed to "break dance" and hopped down on the floor and did some moves for a few seconds and then got up and got back in line!  I asked him what he was doing and he said, "I just wanted to do some break out moves!".  In the cafeteria the Guidance Counselor told the kids that they would get a number assigned to them that they would use for lunch and computer time so they would have to memorize it.  Then a little girls asked, "What does rememberize mean?".  Gotta love little kids!

Matt and Carter back on the bus and headed back to Miss Mary's.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Matt!!!

Matt has been so excited about his birthday this year.  He's been talking about it all month!  We started celebrating Sunday with cake and goodies at Granny's....

...then we met Nana and Grand for supper Tuesday night.

Friday, Matt had a party at his school (see Betty's post below) and then we went to supper at No Way Jose where they sang to him and put a big sombrero on his head!

And now for the annual birthday video.  I hope you like it!  Happy Birthday Matt!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Birthday Fun!

Matt's 5th birthday is tomorrow. His teacher, Mrs. Michelle told me that I could bring a cake on Friday to celebrate with his class. We went to their playground and set up the food on the picnic table. It was a beautiful morning for it. We had so much fun!

I had Walmart bakery make this cute baseball cupcake cake. Matt is really into baseball right now with his t-ball practices starting up this week, so I thought he would like it and he did!

On each child's birthday, they get to wear this cute birthday hat.  All of his friends sang Happy Birthday to him and he blew out his no. 5 candle. We ate cupcakes, cheese nips and capri suns. After eating the kids ran off to play on the playground. I snapped a few pictures of Matt playing with his friends.

Here is Matt and his best bud, Carter. I really hope these two get in the same kindergarten class next year.
Looks like a few of the boys have a baseball game going...

Tomorrow we are off to Incredible Pizza in Memphis to celebrate his actual birthday. He is so excited and has told anyone and everyone that would listen about his special trip. For those who aren't familiar with Incredible Pizza, it is a neat place with a food bar, go carts, glow in the dark golf, bowling and many other games. It will be a fun day for sure! David will post Matt's video he has been working on late tonight or tomorrow. Can't wait to see it.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring Break!

We kicked off Spring Break week with a trip to Memphis to spend the night and go to a Memphis Grizzlies game.  We had a great time and had our camera phones clicking......

Happy kids on the way to Memphis!  Matt had his "ears" on watching his DVD. 

 Our first stop was Kohl's in Southaven.  Matt bought an Iron Man figure with some of his saved Christmas money.

 The next stop after lunch was Target.  As you can see, Matt is a big super hero fan.  Here he is trying on a Captain America helmet.

 His next purchase with his money was this super hero DS game.

 The kids were so cute carrying their luggage through the hotel.  They loved punching the elevator buttons and looking out over the lobby as we rode the elevator.

 McKenzie loves hotels!  We noticed this note she wrote before we left.  Bless her heart!

 Monday night we went to the FedEx Forum to watch the Memphis Grizzlies play the Los Angeles Clippers.

 Matt was a complete nut at the game.  He danced to the music and had a great time.  I told him before the game about Blake Griffin, who is the best player on the Clippers and makes amazing dunks almost every game.  During the pre-game warm-ups, Matt asked me, "Which one is the Amazing Dunker?".  He kept calling Griffin "The Amazing Dunker" the rest of the night.

 Matt loves waffles!  Tuesday morning we went to our favorite breakfast place in Memphis - Miss Polly's on Beale St.

 McKenzie looks excited about her breakfast, too!

 Tuesday included another trip to Target and Matt spending the last of his Christmas money on a Buzz Lightyear car.

 At lunch we met Betty's Aunt Melba and cousin Elizabeth and her daughter, Kendall.  Kendall was a hoot, going nuts for her food and laughing at everybody!  We had a great time visiting with them!
 After lunch we went to Barnes & Noble where McKenzie used some of her own saved money to buy a few books........

......meanwhile, Matt was break dancing and teaching a new friend some moves in the children's section.

We had a great time and I can't believe the week is almost over already.  I hate that the kids have to go back to school already.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Matt the Rebel

At the beginning of the week, Matt told us that he and some boys had gotten in trouble during outside play time at pre-school.  They were playing and tackling each other and the teacher told them to stop and not to let her see them tackling again.  Matt learned his lesson.........only it wasn't the lesson the teacher meant to teach.

Last night at supper, Matt was telling us about playing with a couple of friends on Friday.  I asked him what they played and he said they were tackling each other.  I said, "I thought the teacher said she didn't want to see y'all tackling each other again.".  Matt said, "We were playing behind the slides so she wouldn't see us.".  Matt, we need to talk.

Matt is a literalist.  He takes you at your word and does exactly what you say, so you better say it right!  One Sunday morning at church he was pretending he was Iron Man when we got there.  I told him not to be Iron Man when he went to Sunday School.  He didn't.  He was Wolverine!  Now I tell him not to be any super hero.