Friday, May 24, 2013


(cue Alice Cooper singing)
Only two more days of school next week and we can close the books on this school year.  Frankly, I'm finding it bittersweet.  I desperately want to be done with the early morning rush and the late night madness, but once they come home on Wednesday it all changes.  Wednesday afternoon I'll have a 4th grader, a Freshman and a...................I don't think I can say it.........................a Senior.  This will be our last summer with Colton.  Our last summer before we have 2 highschoolers.  It's too much for this mama to take in.  With that said....let's try to play catch up on this last month.   It's been a busy one that's included - Fathers & Sons Campout; National Honor Society induction for Colton; My Birthday!; Asher's East Valley Conference Track Meet, Colton's School Prom; Mother's Day; Last Day of Scouts for me & a New Calling; Kyler's Birthday; Kyler's TMNT Party; 8th Grade Graduation & School Awards Ceremony; Jr. High Sports Banquet......and don't forget the highly anticipated return of Arrested Development this Sunday!!!!  (I'll be posting all weekend to catch up....hopefully this post won't be too long)  It begins with Fathers & Sons.  As a mom to all boys, this is my favorite weekend!  I look forward to having some peace and quiet, a chick flick and dinner of my choice.  Too bad my teenagers had other plans.  Colton had an AP study group and Asher was attending his last Jr. High dance.  Kyler decided that he wouldn't go alone and schemed worked out a plan to have his best-friend-since-before-he-was-born-and-practically-his-brother Andrew and his dad come along.  (Tony's planning on taking the boys to a hotel for a weekend to have their own Fathers & Sons....I can't wait!)
 Taking the scouts to a high school baseball game.  What a shock that Kyler's not sitting down!
 Colton was inducted into National Honor Society!  I'm proud of him for taking care of the paperwork and really proud of his 4.34 GPA!!!!
Kyler has been working hard on his animal report.  He chose the Chimpanzee and on top of doing a report, he also made a poster and had to give an oral presentation.  The children were allowed a note card as they stood in front of the class and gave 5 facts about their animal.  His teacher reminded Kyler not to forget his notecard as he walked to the front of the room.  He calmly told her that he didn't need one.  She was already impressed. (his teacher adores him)
 Tony and I sat on the sidelines and watched our boy present his animal.  After giving 5 facts, his classmates may now ask questions of him since he's now a "Chimpanzee Expert".  Q: You said that chimpanzees eat ants and termites, do they eat anything else?  A: (he immediately responds - in charge and confident to lead this Q & A) I didn't read that part, I just read about the ants and termites.  I'm sure they eat other things, just don't know what it is.  Next question.  I turned to look at Tony - shocked that my boy was so unprepared -  but Tony is mesmerized by Kyler.  He's looking at him like he is the coolest thing on the planet.....which let's face, he kind of is!  The rest of the Q & A goes pretty much like the first question.  Kyler confidently telling his classmates that he didn't research that part, just the facts he's already given.  He's a natural up there, almost sad to see this part of the presentation end.  I give him an "A" for confidence and public speaking abilities, but can't imagine he did very well with the surface research he did.  He teacher announces his time is over and then says......
(did I mention she adores him)
And really, who wouldn't?!?
Even with the shaggy hair and dirty face.
Oh....did I mention - He received a 100% for his oral presentation.  I'm not worried about this boy.  He's got everything under control.
Next post coming soon......and it's all about ME!!!

1 comment:

Jen Hakes said...

Kyler, you are one smooth kid! Wish I could have been a fly on the wall for that presentation. Entertainment at it's best! Only one more summer with Colton? Yikes! I'm sure you will enjoy it to the fullest.