Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cowboys and Dancers

Saturday was a busy day for the Cummings family.  Saturday morning Matt went to a cowboy birthday party for his friend Robby.  Matt loves going to birthday parties and had been looking forward to this one since he got the invitation two weeks ago.  The party was at Diamond J Bar Ranch in Duck Hill.  They gave all the kids cowboy hats, a bandana, and a badge when they got there.  Matt brought his own gun!  Here are some pictures.

This was a boot race where the kids ran down to a pile of boots and grabbed one and ran back to the start line.  On this race, there was one boot left and Matt and his friend Noah were the only ones without a boot.  There was just one little problem........the boot was pink and neither boy wanted anything to do with it!  They just left it laying there and went back to the start line empty-handed!

Saturday night was McKenzie's dance recital.  She did a great job on her ballet and hip-hop dances.  She also received the award for Best Leap.  Way to go, McKenzie!  We're proud of you!  Here are several pictures of her dancing.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Summer Is Here

Today marked the first day of summer vacation for McKenzie and Matt. This morning was tough. We took gifts to Matt's teachers and said goodbye to them. That was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. Michelle and Ann are such special teachers. God really blessed us. Matt has had an awesome year in preschool 4 at Miss Mary's. They have prepared him for kindergarten in every way. It has been a joy each day to take him to school. I have been savoring his last week but at the same time dreading the final goodbye. I managed to keep it together until I got to the car, but then I lost it. We promised to come back before school starts and visit, so I can't wait. Now McKenzie is a part of a looping class so we will have Mrs. King again, thank goodness. She is a huge blessing to us, too. Here are pictures of Matt at graduation with his teachers.

Graduation was so cute. The kids and teachers' hard work paid off with a wonderful program. After the program, Miss Mary treated us to a graduation party with pizza, cake and a fun jump. That was Matt's favorite part.

We did enjoy the rest of day and making plans for our summer. I know it will pass quickly but we are going to enjoy every minute. Here are a few pics I took with my phone so the quality is not that great. I also included a few of my container gardens. I have been feeding them miracle grow and it is really helping them.

Tonight McKenzie and I went to Parker's graduation at Grenada High School. David and Matt had a game and David is the coach so they weren't able to attend. But we did hitch a ride with Marty and her kids. It was a really nice graduation with 263 graduates! Congrats to Parker and his parents. We are proud of you!! Here are a couple of bad pictures taken with my phone. I didn't have my photographer with me.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Happy Birthday, Grand!

Today is Grand's 80th birthday!!!!  I can't even believe that is true.  Dad doesn't look or act like an 80 year old.  He and Mom still go all the time and he is always there ready and willing to do whatever he can for anybody.  Andy and I are wearing him out this week, though.  Matt and I took Nana and Grand to a Memphis Redbirds game Tuesday, and then Andy's crew and I are taking them to see the Gaither Vocal Band in Jackson tonight.  Betty and the kids have to stay behind for Matt's t-ball game.  So have a great birthday, Grand!  You deserve it!  We love you!!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Hats Off To The Grad!

Matt is an official Pre-School Graduate!  Miss Mary's held its pre-school graduation ceremony Saturday afternoon at Emmanuel Baptist Church.  We were really looking forward to the program to see what Matt would be doing.  He hadn't told us a lot about the program, but he had shared a few brief previews of a few of the songs.  The program was wonderful!  The kids sang several songs and each child recited a Bible verse he or she had learned.  Matt had a great year in Miss Michelle's class and we hate to leave her but she and Miss Ann did a great job getting Matt and the other kids ready for kindergarten next year.  Here are some pictures from the program.

 Matt saying his Bible verse. "Look unto me, and be ye saved." - Isaiah 45:22

 Pop came up and stood with Matt during the song honoring the military.  Pop is an Army veteran.
 Matt getting his diploma!

 The class of 2011 (and 2024) throwing their diplomas in the air!

 Matt and Miss Michelle

Matt and Miss Ann

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Kids' Musical

Sunday night Matt and McKenzie had their spring music programs at church.  Matt's group sang a few songs and he did really well with the motions and even sang a little bit!  McKenzie's choir did "King of the Jungle" for their program.  McKenzie was the Queen Ant!  She did a great job on her lines and her solo.  The ant song was a take-off on YMCA, called L-A-Z-Y.  Here are some pictures of their programs.