Wednesday, May 31, 2017

More Pool Fun

The girls enjoyed a fun after school gathering at the pool tonight before bed. Such a fun surprise!

We Scream for Icecream

After school today, our neighbor took the girls and his kids, Lauren & Macy, to get icecream! It was the perfect way to cool off on such a hot day!

Memorial Day weekend at the Pool

For the Memorial day weekend, we spent our time at the pool having loads of fun and getting too much sun!

Spirit Night: Vodka

Our neighborhood had the last spirit night of the season, featuring vodka at Matt & Stephanie's house. Coincidently, it was also Robin's birthday.

It was a fun and very late friday night! Thanks everyone & happy birthday Robin!

Audrey's New Glasses

Audrey had an eye exam after complaining about double vision. We discovered early that she had a condition called Convergence insufficiency disorder. We were lucky to have caight it early (many kids don't realize they have it until they are 9 due to poor testing availability). Beyond wearing glasses to ease the headaches, the best treatment is vision therapy.

Notes on Active treatment: A multi-site randomized clinical trial funded by the National Eye Insitute has proven that the best treatment for convergence insufficiency is supervised vision therapy in a clinical office with home reinforcement (15 minutes of prescribed vision exercises done in the home five days per week). The scientific study showed that children responded quickly to this treatment protocol...75% achieved either full correction of their vision or saw marked improvements within 12 weeks.

Field Day!

During the last couple weeks of school, the students enjoy field day! A great day playing outside at different stationsincluding a bounce house, rock climbing, tug of war, water balloon tossing, and races!

Victor volunteered to help with the activities and each time the girls competed with the boys at tug-o-war, he played a trick on the boys. On the count of 3, he told thd girls to let go, smd each tomd the boys fell to the ground and the girls giggled their butts off!

Bounce House Party

After soccer, we hosted the end of the season celebration. We got a huge bounce house for the courtyard and had a BBQ. It was tons of fun and lasted all day! Nice season girls!

Audrey's Soccer Photos

Audrey's last game day on Sunday was a double header. Before the gsme she had her team photos taken. They got really goofy and had a great time.

The games were long and it was a hot day! But, the girls did fantastic and scored lots of goals, including one by Audrey.

Above audrey hugs one of her best friends, Bella!

Sierra's Soccer Photos

Sierra's soccer team, the Superstars, had their team photos taken this past weekend before their last game at the Aurora Sports Complex on a regulation size soccer field. It was huge!

The girls looked so tiny playing on the big field. Sierra did an amazing job blocking 4 goals from a #1 ranked team on her goal. Way to go Sierra!

After the game, their coach passed out medals.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

I had the most wonderful Mother's Day. The girls let me sleep in, then I was treated with breakfast in bed! I also got flowers and wonderful artwork and lots of kisses!

Class Pictures

The girls had their class pictures taken of their kindergarten and second grade classes! As they both ho on to their next grade level, thry can look back with fond memories!

Sierra is on the second row from the top, 5th from the left. Her teacher (on the right) is Mrs. Knickerbocker.

Audrey is on the second row from the top, 5th from the left. Her teacher (on the right) is Mrs. Schultz.

Soccer Fest

This Saturday, the Rapids Soccer organization planned Soccer Fest. It was an event planned for the enrire day where teams get together and play 15 minute games with all the other Denver teams.

Audrey's first game was at 9:00 am. When she arrived, her team had started early and were down by a couple goals. Coach Ryan immediately put Audrey in and she scored our first goal. Her team rallied around her and scored 3 more goals afterwards with Audrey leading the way.

Soccer fest lasted all day and ended up with the pro team playing the earthquakes team and winning 3 to 0!

Sierra's game was later in the day at lowrey park where she played as goalie and prevented a #1 ranked team from scoring any goals! She caught, kicked and blocked 4 attemped goals, then went on to help her team score the winning goal! It was a fabulous day!

The Girl's Artwork

While we were at High Tech for audrey's graduation, the girls showed us the arteork they created that hung on the walls of the school.

Audrey created a family puzzle showing us all while Siierra painted a beautiful owl!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Audrey's Graduation

Today Audrey graduates from Kindergarten! There is a graduation ceremony at 5:00pm followed by a Project Based Learning (PBL) showcase.

We walked over to the school at 4:45. Audrey was dressed and very excited about her special day.

During the ceremony, the kids sang songs and dud sign language. Then each class was called to the stage to accept their diplomas!

After graduation, the kids showed off their PBL projects. Audrey built her own house and is neighbors with her friends Isabella and Annika.

It's such fun to be 6! Below Audrey poses with her teacher, Mrs. Schultz.

Willy Wonka Theatre

Sierra has been singing and learning to act in an after school program called Neighborhood Music Theatre. Now that the end of school is near, they are performing what they have learned in a performance of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Sierra is an oompaloompa.

The show was adorable and the kids dis a great job remembering thrir lines and singing! At one point, the school proncipal, Dr. Giles, came out in a blue balloon suit actng as the little girl that ate too much candy and turned into a blue balloon! It had is in stitches laughing.

Way to go Sierra! We love you!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Audrey was MVP!

Audrey had an amazing soccer game today. She scored 4 goals! 2 of the goals were back to back just before half time! She stole the ball away from a group of girls and drove it all the way down field!

Then, in the last half she scored 2 more goals. Her friend, Macy, passed the ball to Audrey and she turned it around to score with an angled kick right in the net!

We are so proud of how focused Audrey was in her game! Her team mates were inspired by how energized she was and made 3 other goals!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Audrey's Grand Hotel

Today Audrey finished building her Grand Hotel lego set! Yay! It was the biggest lego set ahe had ever put together, and she says it was the most fun lego set she ever had.

She got it for Christmas from Santa Claus and it took her 4 months to build! Way to go Audrey!