Saturday, May 24, 2014

Kindergarten Graduation

This past Wednesday, Sophia had her Kindergarten Graduation.
They performed 2 songs for us.

Then it was awards time. They were giving out medals for being above grade level on Reading 3D (a measure they use for reading in our district). They have to be a level C at the end of Kindergarten, so anyone reading above a C got a medal.
And guess who got a medal??? Sophia Grace! She's on a reading level I (the level they need to be on at the end of 1st grade). We couldn't be more proud of her!

Then we went back to their classroom for more awards.
 It was a really hard decision for me, but when choosing the artistic excellence award, it was tough. I immediately thought of Sophia, because she usually takes the entire 45 minutes to complete a project and really does try her best. But, then I thought people would be upset thinking nepotism. So I had a tie. I picked Sophia and another girl to share the award (I pick a boy and girl per class).
Then, they did dance party!

Here's Sophia with Mrs. Hoss. We really love what a great kindergarten experience Sophia had. Mrs. Hoss is amazing!

Sophia! We are so proud of you! You rocked kindergarten. Mrs. Hoss even suggested you come back and be her personal assistant instead of moving on to 1st!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Happy Belated Mother's Day!

For Mother's Day, we went over my mom and dad's house for a Sunday lunch. My dad smoked a brisket and chicken. The guys made all the sides and desserts. Way to go guys for giving us a day off and making us feel special.
I got to do a ton of reading and relaxing (although my back apparently didn't get the memo. Darn back!).

And here's the reason that I feel so special on Mother's Day, my little Polish princess, Sophia Grace.

Love this little rugrat!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Last Soccer Game of the Season

For Sophia's last game of the season, they were playing 3 players down and without their coach. So she pretty much played the entire game which is about 60 minutes.
And because it was the last game, she was trying even harder for that elusive goal. We've tried telling her that another way to score a goal is to pass it to your player and they score (an assist).

She tried so hard!

Fell down many times but got right back up with no tears and kept right on playing.

No goal, but it's not for lack of trying. She played her heart out!
After the game we did trophies and cupcakes!

Not sure what was her favorite, the chocolate cupcake or the trophy?
We are so proud of her progress. She's come a long way baby!