Thursday, April 29, 2010

Another Milestone--Preschool Graduation!!!!

Carmen graduated from Preschool Thursday Night. They had their program at McCandless Hall at Athens State. She did a great job in their program. She just sang and did all of the things she was supposed to do. I guess you could say I am a "Proud Mama!" She had a ball afterwards running around with her friends, also. Our pictures taken during the graduation were dark but here are some from afterwards. Look out we come!!!!!!!!

Carmen with her teacher...Mrs. Amy! Thanks Mrs. Amy for a wonderful, wonderful job this year and for taking such good care of my baby girl!

Carmen and some of "the girls". Too bad they can't stay together for Kindergarten! :0(

Carmen loves her Meemaw and Papaw!

I would have a picture of Carmen with her mama, daddy, and brothers on didn't quite turn out like I had hoped so.....I decided against it! :0(
Carmen with the twins....Olivia and Nora.

Rachel and Carmen (They are actually distant cousins. Rachel's grandmother and my mama were cousins and used to play together and then we found out Carmen and Rachel were friends and played together. We thought that was sweet!)
Jillian and Carmen--I thought it was cute that on the back of the program they put what the kids liked best about Pre-K. Carmen's was picking flowers outside. Jillian's was swinging with Carmen! Precious!!!!!
Carmen and Jackson
Carmen and Jake

Just a few pics afterwards around the campus.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Please Help Us Recycle!!!!

Braden is collecting plastic in a contest at school. If you can help us, please keep all of your plastics that have a 1 or 2 in the recycling triangle (usually on the bottom of the container). I have been amazed at how many plastics are recyclable. Drink bottles, soap, shampoo, cleaners, medicines, vitamins, detergents, even strawberry containers have been some of the things that we have found to be recyclable! I find myself going around the house picking up things and looking at the bottom! Also, he is collecting Box Tops for Education for a different contest. If you do want to help us and you want us to pick them up from you, just let us know and we can come by and get them. We are turning in plastics from now until May 14th. I think the Box Tops through about the same time or maybe a little longer.
Thanks to the ones who are already helping us and thanks in advance to you who are going to help us now!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Hippity Hoppity...Easter went on it's way!

Of course I am late posting....again! We had a wonderful Easter and beautiful weather. We went to church and then to Meemaw and Papaw's for a great lunch. Then the kids hunted eggs and we just visited and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Then back to church. Then after supper, we colored eggs....yes...we were late doing that, too! But we did it!

Okay...picture taking is an adventure with the Tutens! One of the pictures that we took.... I think all 3 of the guys were either trying to pinch or tickle me! This is about as good as it got!

Here are my 3....again... an adventure trying to get them to cooperate!

The kids going through the "loot" in the eggs!

Meemaw and Papaw with all the grands!

Here are my brothers and me---a picture in our 40's.

And yes....we finally colored our eggs at the end of the day. Oh least we can say we did them!