Oh, week 18, you almost killed me. You were full of projects, late nights and lots of to-do's. It was the beginning of Teacher Appreciation Week, work on Bev's new room, finishing up Meet the Masters, soccer games out of town and the State JV water polo tournament.
Bev started yet another project--a rag rug. Whenever she is up to something, Tiger is right in her business. Here she is sitting on the fabric. Every time Bev needed more fabric, she had to pick up Tiger and move her off. Then, Tiger went right back and sat on the pile. That Tiger is so adored (by a few of us.)
Her first time putting on makeup on the road.
I told Mike that I didn't know how I was going to get everything done, and that I had promised Christian I would go on his field trip to Tracy Aviary. Mike rescued me again from my having overcommitted myself and went on the field trip.
Bev had her final orchestra concert. The sixth-graders got to perform a solo or duet. She chose to do a duet with Kelsey. They did a great job, especially considering they both started playing this winter.
Mike stopped for doughnuts to take in to work and got some for the kids. We pulled Christian out of class to watch the concert, and he quietly ate his treat during the concert.
Jess is the resident dog groomer. The only issues I have with Freddy are his drooling and his hair. That pile is what she got after just one brushing.
Every week, Christian and Mike do Grandma and Grandpa's yard. Christian has even picked up another job doing their neighbors' grass. Mike got Christian his own green edger. I don't think most kids would be this excited about having their own edger, but he sure is. He talks about, when he's in college, getting a truck and lawn-mowing equipment and doing yards as a job. He is so much like his father--planning and working hard.
Mike helping me get the taco-nacho bar ready for Bev's birthday party.
He was also in charge of the games.
She is so lucky to have such good friends.
I was in charge of the craft and cupcake decorating.
She wanted red velvet cupcakes--her favorite. This was the first time we made them and I was shocked at just how much food coloring they require. We will only be making them once a year. (Side story: When she was little, I made her a ladybug cake and I used so much red food coloring in the icing, over the next few days, several people in my family thought they had some sort of medical issue because their you-know-what was red.)
Their finished projects.
Mike made paella for the Huff party.
And, we opted for white cupcakes.
We also celebrated Grandpa Huff's birthday.
Grandma and Grandpa Huff gave her "hot buns."
These cute boys' mom made her an adorable bouquet of flowers with the stems wrapped in money.
Christian brought this home from school.
Favorite musical performer: Bon Jove
Favorite song by him: Living on a prayer
Why do you like him? Because he's a good singer.
When do you listen to him? When I am running.
What would you do if you met him? If I met him I would ask for his otograf.
Teacher Appreciation Week continues. The class helped me make a candy bar card.
I made some banners.
And took a class picture.
I made some extra birthday cupcakes for the kids' teachers and office staff. Thank you Pinterest for helping me figure out how to package them.