Thursday, May 24, 2012

Goodbye Chalker, Hello Palmer

 So hard to keep them from growing up.  I have tried everything but these kids are just growing like weeds.  We are now faced with the fact that we only have one kid in elementary school and two middle schoolers.  Prayers are appreciated ;)

At our school the 5th graders have a month long celebration leading up to their last day.  Let me tell you-it is a TON of work to be on this committee but I would do anything for my kids and especially my Bu.  He had a wonderful year and is looking forward to starting school with Jared in the Fall.  Ryan on the other hand is not so excited. This is the first time she will be alone and she is already missing the bubbys.
 First stop on the whirlwind tour is the class trip up to Tennessee.  Half of the group goes to the aquarium and the other half to Ruby Falls.  We meet for lunch and an IMAX movie then swap to the other destination.  The coolest part is the coach bus! ;)  I love this trip even though I am exhausted when I get back home.  Just the beginning....
 ...Next stop is Chalker Idol.  It is the 5th grade talent show and I was REALLY surprised how good these kids are at so many things.  It was also a chance for the 5th grade band to perform.  Kevin has been working away at learning the trumpet.  This year he had 6 months of instruction.  He is really looking forward to starting band next year at Palmer.  Yay us--twice the concerts and boosters but he loves it!
 Kevin and his best buddy Jackson. They have been tight since...I don't know...ever?  I can't believe how much taller J-man is than  This afternoon was the 5th grade Luau.  We have a Dj, full buffet lunch, snow cones and yearbook signing.  So much fun and really gets you ready for summer. 
 Right after the luau the committee cleans up outside and sets up inside for the awards ceremony and banquet luncheon. For the 3rd year I was asked to make the balloon arch.  I have mad skillz that I learned from YouTube.  It's not hard but I love to do it.  I am now known as the balloon lady at school.  There are worse things! ;) This is a Pic of Kevin a Laurel.  Ask him about Laurel sometime :D Both of them got the highest Honor for grades, Super job kids!
 Last breakfast with the bubby-I am surprised she smiled for the picture.
 The final celebration is the walk of fame.  The kids walk the halls while all the other kids wave and cry.  Lord is there alot of cryin going on.  Kids, Parents, siblings,'s a sob fest.  After they say goodbye to the school they get to do a wagon train through the parking lot on the buses, this gives the parents time to get home and meet the bus at home, just in case they have something planned...hehehehe
 yeah, we silly stringed the boy.  He was the only 5th grader at our stop so I had to do something.
What's that Karen?  Why are you laughing at me??
 oh, I guess just cause you hold the camera you may think you are safe from the string...NOPE! MmmHmmm-It got in my ear.
 Way to go Kevman, we are SO PROUD of YOU!!


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's me :)

I couldn't be more proud of my three little ducks.  
I love you guys!!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Relay for Life 2012

Chalker's Friends for LIFE has their own page but I wanted to post some pics from that night for the Homerhouse as well.  Most of them are self shots, cause that's how I roll :D
Pinkie after having her face painted by Mrs. Arp
Daddy, Bugs and Kevy
 Me & Mom
Kevy & Rick working in the truck
Me & Eva
Me & Daddy
Moi & The Chalker Cheetah
Bran & Trace
TL & Bugs
 Me and the boy

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Gold Banquet 2012

Time for the annual GOLD banquet.  This year they had the banquet on two different nights, both the week of relay.  Our friend Eva offered to take Pinkie to hers since I was getting ready for the ACS and Rob was out of town.   Jared's banquet was the next day (Relay Friday) so I didn't get any pics of him since I was at the track.  He and Rob joined us as soon as it was over.
 They both looked so pretty, I had to go with the goofy picture!
 Coach K and "her" Pinkie.  For those that are not aware, Karen is the one who bestowed the nickname on my girl.
 Pink and "her" coach Falco.  She's waited a long time to swim for him... here for a 5 year time warp ;)
 Coach Ashlea and Fransisco...fantastic coaches (and friends) that are helping to make my girl such a dynamic little fish.
WOOHOO Iron Man 2012 Way to go Girl :D

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Party time Lucky #13

I can. not. believe. that I have a 13 year old.  I do have to say that he was much more snarky last year then now.  This year he is much more fun to hang out with.  I am really enjoying my time with him-I believe he's a really cool kid. :D This was his attempt at looking cool. I think he just looks annoyed ;)

For his birthday party I decided to go retro throwback to all the parties of the past.  We had Thomas the tank, Curious George, Sesame Street, Toy Story, Spiderman etc.  It was super fun to try and embarrass him...problem was that he LOVED it.  Go figure. 

 So here is his krewe: Kevin sitting up at the counter with his buddy Evan, who is getting a noogie from his brother Jordan.  Josh is in the front with the orange shirt, Hannah with the blue, Anthony is behind Hannah, Jared and Landon. Not sure where Ryan is for the pic but she was there too.

Being so busy with sports all he wanted was a get together at the house all day with his buds.  They had a blast playing video games, football, ping pong and minecraft.  So glad that we got to take some time to hang with his peeps before the end of school rush, relay and summer swim team hits.

Friday, May 4, 2012


Mom, Dad, Kevin & Ryan