Wednesday, June 22, 2011

First Grade Winner

Not only is our darling boy an enthusiastic athlete, he’s quite the little speller too! Caden was the First Grade Winner in the PES Spelling Bee! Here’s a look at his snazzy award:

The Winners were also treated to a dinner at a local Mexican restaurant to celebrate their victory. Well deserved! We are extremely proud of him.

Lighting Soccer

Lightning Soccer ended last week. It was quite the experience, not just the practices and games – but the traveling! Oh my! I hate to admit it but the trips to and from practice were the most memorable for me. I (kind of) miss my additional kids! I brought the snacks and Caden, Killian and Willa provided the entertainment! I learned so much about the kids at school and who’s crushing on who, who’s parents are strict, who’s are not, who ate what for lunch, who’s gross, who stinks and even a bit of sex ed. That last bit had me in stitches! I had difficulty keeping a straight face most days, I think they forgot I was a grown up. Lots of fun. Anyway – in addition to all the great kids on Caden’s team, he also got to hang with his cousin Griffin during the soccer clinics. Here are Caden and Griffin hamming it up for the camera:

We have now moved on to baseball and next week Sports Camp begins. Caden is really looking forward to it!

Sweet William

Sweet William never stops amazing me with the endless combinations of pinks:

Bees and Lupine

The Lupine Jungle came back again in its usual wealth of purple abundance and the bees just couldn’t seem to get enough. Here is a look at this year’s Lupine crop as well as some portraits of the bees who interfered with almost every photo:

Ox-Eye Daisy

One of my long time favorite flowers is the Ox-Eye Daisy. We no longer have them in the great profusion we once did in the Wildflower Meadow, but they are still plenty enough to truly appreciate their fresh, clean, sunny goodness. It’s a flower that just exudes happy! Here is a look at some of this year’s Ox-Eye Daisies:

Devil’s Paintbrush

Also known as Orange Hawkweed:

King Devil

Also known as Yellow Hawkweed:


Blue Eyed Grass