Thursday, May 27, 2010

The last, last day of preschool

Luke's last day of preschool.
He was thrilled. He did love preschool but has been asking when it was his turn for kindergarten.

He has done great in preschool. Three years of it. All the teachers were wonderful. The kiddos in the class were sweet. And he learned a lot.

He loves to tell you his full address and phone number; sound out words to prove that he is on his way to reading; and add up some numbers to show his math skills.

Above all he likes to organize games (like superheroes) for his preschool friends to play on the playground.

Luke was good in class but needed daily (perhaps minute by minute) reminders to be quiet, talk when it was his turn, trying to learn that every thought he has does not need to come out of his mouth immediately.

On his way to kindergarten!

Monday, May 24, 2010

I had a little turtle...

And he lived in a box.
He swam in the water
And he climbed on the rocks.
He snapped at a minnow.
He snapped at a flea.
He snapped at a mosquito.
And he snapped at me.
He caught the minnow.
He caught the flea.
He caught the mosquito.
But he didn't catch me!

Carter came home from Papa's farm with a new pet...a turtle. He found it while exploring the farm.
He and Luke worked hard to make the "best turtle habitat" (as Carter explained to Luke).

UPDATE: Gander found a turtle in the backyard. We now have two.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Luke's Preschool Graduation

Luke has finally graduated from preschool. He was thrilled for his big day. Telling anyone and everyone that would listen. He has enjoyed preschool and been with most of same children for the majority of the years.
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He has done really well in preschool, learning all sorts of stuff. And only getting is trouble for talking too much (no surprise there). He is ready for kindergarten.

He has been going for three years.And now the video.

Luke's Preschool Graduation from Carrie Jenkins on Vimeo.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Carter has been playing great soccer...really understanding the game and scoring at most of the games.

The cheering section:

Luke scored his first goal of the season.

He celebrated...
and celebrated...
all the way down the field...

OBX fishing

Jeremy and some friends headed to OBX for a fishing trip. They came back with some nice cargo.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The farm

For mother's day weekend we joined people from Jeremy's family at the farm. The kids have such a good time and come home a dirty, dirty mess from all of the fun.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Let's talk environment with Papa

Papa Johnson (Carrie's dad) came to speak in Carter's 1st grade class, since he has some knowledge about it!

Carter was so thrilled. He grinned the entire time. They talked air, land and water; had volunteers help with some demonstrations. And even had EPA goody (reusable) bags filled with coloring books, posters and more.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Time to garden

The boys (Jeremy, Carter and Luke) tackled the planting of the garden. Carter and Luke worked hard to put it together.

Here's hopin' the deer won't eat it all...

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Awana awards

Carter and Luke participated in AWANA this year. Jeremy was a leader.

Carter was in Sparks. He was absolutely thrilled about getting his award. He was grinning and giving us the thumbs up from stage.



Luke was in Cubbies, where Jeremy was a leader.

Both boys memorized tons of Bible verses, they did amazing! And after the awards, a stop for ice cream to celebrate their hardwork!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Gander is not having babies

Luke was telling everyone that Gander had to go to the doctor so she would not have any babies.

Yes, she had the surgery. Oh and she loves the Elizabethan collar...