Jack's Pre-K Graduation

The first week in June, Jack graduated from Pre-K.  He stayed at school through the end of July, but they hold graduation early in case parents pull their kids out earlier in the summer.  It was a sweet little ceremony and Jack did great.  They sang a couple songs, then each kid told us what they want to be when they grow up (Jack said Blues hockey player).  This is a pretty long video, so you won't hurt my feelings if you skip over it:

Jack is 2nd from the right (i.e. 2nd tallest in the class)

A nice group picture, where Jack is cut off.  Ugh!
Then we watched a sweet video of pictures of the kids.  Most of the pictures are from the past year in the Grasshoppers classroom, but they also mixed in baby pictures of each of them.
At the end, each of them walked across the stage to receive their diplomas.  Very sweet!

Ms Kristin & Ms Amy were awesome teachers!!
Not a great picture because I stole it off a newsletter, but here's the whole class.  Jack is back row, 2nd from left

The Jacks

After the ceremony, they had a little reception with cupcakes and punch.

Several of the boys.  Notice Jack is a head taller than them all...William, Alan, Tyler, Jack, Jack, Milan and Brody
Jack and his buddy Audrey
After the reception, we went out to dinner at Dave and Buster's.  It was a fun little celebration for our big shot guy!

As part of their school pictures this spring, they took graduation photos too.  Too cute!!


May Fun

One Saturday evening in May, we didn't have much going on, so we decided to go play putt putt with the kids and some of our neighbor friends.  We had a fun night and the kids loved it!

 We also purchased a boat this spring.  Jason and Darrin had been talking about buying another boat (they owned one together several years back), and they pulled the trigger this spring.  We are now the proud (joint) owners of a 21' deck boat.  Our first few rides were on the Mississippi River and we are loving having a boat again!

Jason and I bought into a group that has season tickets to the Cardinals games this year.  We got 12 tickets for this season; two games with four tickets and two games with two tickets.  Our first game with the boys was fun, but we didn't actually get to see any baseball.  It was a rainy night, so we saw the National Anthem, then they covered up the field and declared a rain delay.  It wasn't a total loss because we got to eat some Dippin' Dots before we headed home.
Hat over his heart for the National Anthem

And a few other random pictures from May...
The boys got some new hats to take to Grandma & Grandpa's farm, and they didn't take them off for a week...

My lunch date one day during work
Jack, Addison and Trenton

 A few fun outings with Grandma and Grandpa Lang.  Strawberry picking:

Petting stingrays at the Zoo: 
And a few videos of our fun month.  Here they are getting some "exercise" playing Wii Boxing.  Please disregard Charlie's mismatched jammies.  He can't be bothered to pick a matching shirt and shorts for bedtime.
A random Tuesday night in the neighborhood.  Racing with the neighbors...
This was early May (hence the jackets and pants), but Jack perfected a new skill: the monkey bars

Mother's Day 2015

I had a really great Mother's Day this year.  Day care hosted a Mother's Day breakfast, so I got to eat with the boys.  They both made some special gifts for me.

Sunday we just had a low-key night with our families.  The boys made these "All About My Grandma" pictures for each of the grandmas.