Friday, September 30, 2011

Here Comes Fall: Cook Reunion Part 2

After meeting Cate, we went to the reunion at Randall and Renee's house. What a great time. Really, you can just take a look at the pics, without any other added words and see what a great time was had by all!


Hannah and Daddy camped out in the tent Saturday night at Papa John's house in Franklin. The next day cousins said they saw a Mama Bear and her cub coming across the hill...wonder if they were out there with them the night before?! ha!

Here comes FALL: Cook Reunion Part 1

One of my favorite places to visit....Randall and Renee's mountain house. They had a family reunion last weekend and we were lucky enough to be able to go! We love to visit up there and also we were going to be introduced to the newest family new neice Catherine Wyatt Jones! ("Cate"). 

We met Cate first ,as we went to Gramma's before the reunion. What a beautiful little girl. She's absolutely perfect and the kids just love their new cousin too!

Photo shoot of the cousins together in their Candy Corn Shirts that I made them:


Just wanted to post some cute cute pics and "real" smiles of my kiddos. Its rare when you tell your children to "say cheese" that you get a real smile. I didn't need to in these pics. These ARE real smiles!

Greek Festival

Since Hannah is in a Greek Emmersion school, she will always go to the Greek Festival every year as a second week of school field trip! How fun! They toured the Greek Orthodox Church and heard a presentation (maybe they heard, they ARE kindergarteners...and focused on all the rides that they saw outside beforehand. LOL!)  Then we went to have some lunch! YUMMY Greek food! Hannah and her friend Lauren tried some Spanakopita!

next we saw some traditional Greek soldiers go by...

Next we had some delicious traditional greek cookies! You can see how they loved them!

Then we went to ride on some rides!!

Some Greek Dancin!

Here are some cute group pics of her Seid classroom friends!


First Day(s) of Kindergarten

Hannah had a "staggered entry" into kindergarten, which meant that they went into the classroom (not necessarily hers) with a small group of her friends, that may or may NOT be in her class. They were assessed with things such as counting and reading words, etc. Then in a few days we were alerted as to which teacher she would have for the year. They like to do this so that classrooms are evenly divided upon ability, race, behavior, etc. SOOO Hannah had two first days! Here are a few pics from her first day of staggered entry:

(Ethan wanted to be in kindergarten too!)

Hannah was super excited for her first day in Ms. Seid's Classroom! She chose the uniform she wanted to wear and had her matching backpack and lunchbox. Was mommy prepared? Sigh....not for seeing my baby girl walk down the sidewalk to kindergarten. I held it together though, and she didn't shed one tear. She's growing up so fast!

She has had a wonderful experience at Socrates so far. She's learned some colors in Greek! And she knows how to spell her name in Greek too! How cool is that?! Her favorite thing so far is Fridays...she can wear jeans if she brings 1.00 to the school fund, she has free centers and its treasure box day! TGIF!