Sunday, April 28, 2013

May Day

The kindergarten class recently read a book entitled May Day. They all released balloons with their name and the school address on them. We have received two letters at the school from people who have found them.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

I got to wear it again!

This past week was Fairy Tale Week for our preschoolers. On Friday they dressed up as their favorite fairy tale character. I pulled out this bridesmaid dress from my friend Teresa's wedding. She got married in June of 1990. It was a bit tight but I was still able to wear it for the costume parade. It was fun putting it on again after 23 years!

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Kenny Rogers Telethon

The second grade class at Doyle recently did a spell a thon to help children at the Kenny Rogers Children's Center in Sikeston. Children with disabilities get help at the center and in the schools at no cost to the families. The class raised just shy of 5000.00 which is just wonderful I thought. Anyone who raised over 100.00 got to be on TV during their telethon when the check was presented. I was so proud of our second graders!!!


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Monday, April 15, 2013

It's that time again...

Yesterday the kids had some friends over after church and they asked me if they could play in the hose. I knew what was coming. Yes, indeed, we're back to wet towels, shoes, water toys, etc strewn all over the back yard. That's OK, I love to see them having fun like kids should. Happy Spring.

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Dinosaur World and a slideshow

These pictures were taken in the Summer of 09 when Daddy and June came to visit. We went to Dinosaur World and stayed at the tee pee hotel. The pictures below show how involved and how much fun Daddy was with his grand kids. I especially love the one of his holding up Michael in the air.

Also, here is the slideshow I threw together hurriedly to be shown during the visitation. There's no rhyme or reason to it and there are some repeats but it has some really good pictures of Daddy. I put quite a few of Daddy and Mallory when we were on our trip to New Zealand back in 06 because there are so many good ones of Daddy.

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Monday, April 8, 2013

a few more pix from that trip in the Summer of 08

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Little Trips with Grandaddy

These pictures are from the summer of 08. Michael was only a year old and Mallory 3 and a half. Daddy came to visit us from New Zealand when we were living in Frankfort. He and the kids and I went to Carter Caves State Park for night and stayed in a cabin. He was always up for an adventure. That was one thing so wonderfully fun about him. He would go anywhere and make it such a memorable event. We took a caramel apple pie with us from the Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen in Louisville. That night when we got back from dinner I went to the kitchen of the cabin to get us a piece and discovered mouse tracks on the counter! Yikes! I was not happy. It was late and we didn't want to have to move. I kept the light on all night in the room where Michael and I slept. Mallory slept with Granddaddy and they probably didn't think a thing of it. The next day I called the front dest and asked that we get the room comped. We did:)

Here we are taking a cave tour. Daddy looks so handsome here!

Mallory took a horse back ride.

Daddy put Michael on the mantle. That's his hand reaching for him. I have a picture of me with Santa where I am crying hard and Daddy's hand in reaching for me in that picture as well.
We stopped by the mall in the Lexington on our way back and Paul met us. Daddy had fun posing with the presidential candidates:) 

Daddy treated Mallory to a little make over at Libby Lu in the mall.

On the drive during this trip Daddy told me about June. He said he had met someone special and thought if things continued to progress he would probably ask her to marry him. Turns out he did when he returned to New Zealand and they got married in December of that same year.

I will miss so many things about my daddy. His willingness to go, see, do being one of the things I will miss most. If there was ever something I was wanting to do that I knew Paul might not be for I knew my dad would. He was just a free spirit like that.  
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