Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Project ~ Happiness

Wow! I can hardly believe that it has been two weeks since my last post. Time has really gotten away from me. The last couple of weeks we have been extremely busy with the end of the year activities at my son's school. Speaking of school. . . I can't believe he graduated Pre-K this year. It is so hard to believe that it is summer vacation already! Yikes! This week for Project Happiness I thought I would share a very bitter sweet memory for me. . .

Shane's Diploma

With it being a very special day I decided to do something a little extra special for his class. This was in no way required. I just thought it was a really big milestone for these kids and they deserved something a little special.

Cougar Paw Cupcakes

Since the day was so special they put on a special performance for the parents. They worked so hard on their songs and dances. I was really proud of all of the students. Here they are sitting patiently as the parents arrived for the special day.

Graduating Class

We were really lucky to have teachers who really cared about all of their students. They were patient, loving, and kind. It really saddened me and the rest of the class to see the year end. While I know they are moving on to more wonderful teachers, it is hard to ignore the bond that is created between teacher and student. Shane loved each and every one of his teachers. He had three. His teacher and two para-assistants. I hope that bond will never be broken.

Shane, M, and his teachers.

It is clearly obvious that they each care about their students. We were extremely lucky to have such devoted teachers for our little boys first year in school. Thank you to all of the teachers out there who love their students unconditionally, but most of all for being teachers.

So, what makes you happy? Feel free to join in on the fun. Make your post and head on over to Leigh vs. Laundry's blog to link up with the rest of the gang.

Until next time. . .

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Project ~ Happiness

Sheesh! Time is just flying by. It is really hard for me to believe that it is already Tuesday and time for another Project Happiness post. So without further ado. . . For this week's Project~ Happiness, I decided to go with something that I do not do often enough, but I absolutely love it when I do.

Cooking with my Babes

I do not let them in the kitchen with me near enough. Mainly because I am afraid they will get hurt, which she did. She was an absolute trooper about it though. Brother is in school during the day, so unfortunately he missed out on the food fun. Daddy was home in bed sick with the tummy bug; however, my day does not stand still just because sickness hits our home. I decided I needed to go make our Sloppy Joe's and stick the mix in the freezer. I do this often. M was walking down the hallway and asked me if she could come cook with me. "Absolutely!", I said. She climbed up on her chair. As I cut the veggies she so eagerly stirred them. I was beyond proud of her. I can't wait until the kids get a little older, so they can take up more of the responsibility in the kitchen. Here are a few more photos from our fun-filled morning of cooking.

What makes you happy?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Project ~ Happiness

One of the greatest things about having a child in school are the little surprises they bring home for you. . .

Just for mommy. . .

I love presents. Who doesn't? I love the gifts that really mean something. Things my I know my family put time and effort into making for me. They mean the most too me. S painted this flower pot for me at school. When he gave it to me, he had such a look of pride. It was really a moment that melted my heart.

The other gifts I received were made by S and M at Lowe's and Home Depot over Mother's Day weekend. Both stores have Children's Workshops, were kids can go in and build these little projects.

So, what makes you happy?

Until next time. . .