Thursday, May 28, 2009

Kindergarten Grad

Wow, can it really be?! Already?! Ugh, I can't believe it! Alliyah's kindergarten year has come to a close. I tried to keep my promise, as to not embarrass her by crying uncontrollably, lOl! I did pretty good! I only teared up during the opening song and when they were walking off stage otherwise taking lots of pictures helped a lot! =) She did so well all year. Her teachers all call her an 'awesome citizen' and a 'class role model'! Not to mention she got straight E's [A's] all year!

Getting ready to go to school!

It was a lil bright out for Daddy

Walking in


W/her teacher

The big graduate

W/her bestie

This is as good as it gets, lOl! Damon is behind the balloons somewhere!

And, now it's off to first grade! Oh my!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Moving on up to PreK

Damon and his lil 'paper classmates'!

A close up of Damon

The school year has finally come to a close! Damon's class had a little graduation ceremony to celebrate. He has done amazingly well this year ... seriously blown our minds and more then exceeded our expectations!

When the kids were called up the teachers said a little something about each one of them. I knew I was going to forget most of it because I was to busy taking pictures, but they mentioned how he LOVES to sing and dance, what an awesome dancer he is, and how is smile lights up the room. They hit the nail right on the head ... he absolutely loves to dance/sing and by far has the most contagious smile ever!

Playing with some of his buddies before the grad!

Aw ... here they come!

Take a look at the arrows right in front of Damon. There was a special guest who had to be present ... none other then Mr. Buzz Light Year himself! =)

Getting his diploma

So proud of our big guy!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

We went to the park and had a BBQ with some friends of ours [Steve & Shaheen] and their kiddos [Cameron & Max]! We had a fantabulous time!

Excuse me, no time for pictures ... can't you see I'm digging in the tanbark?!

He wouldn't stay out of the mud ... see his lil fingers

Aw, her tongue is in her tooth hole, lOl

Damon and Alliyah insisted on swinging on the baby swings most of the day! IDK!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Fire, Marshmallows & Smores ... oh my

Alliyah and my nieces [Kyrah & Karlie]

With some of the neighborhood kiddos

A couple of our party guests ended up spending the weekend with us. My cousin Melody [who will be having a princess of her own very soon, on Kailee's birthday, actually] her boyfriend, and my nieces stayed with us. We didn't do to much after the party, I think we were all wiped out! But, Sunday Ray BBQ'd hamburgers and hot dogs for everyone! After dinner we roasted marshmallows and made smores, delish!

I was trying to have Justin stay up long enough to enjoy the fire, but obviously that wasn't happening ... poor babes was too tired!


Doesn't look like their marshmallows are anywhere near the fire, lOl!

Enjoying the fruits of our labor ... hehe

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Spidey Man Party Part II

So in no particular order [seriously out of order and not organized] here are some of the pictures from the party!


Spraying their 'webs' on the bad guys

Spider Man teaching them a few moves

Grandma & Spider Man

Alliyah fighting Spider Man ... she's so fast, she's a blur

Some of the guest

Doing the limbo

Go Allie, Go Allie

Take note most of the boys are missing! The girls were totally diggin' Spidey Man

Justin wanted in on the action too

Pre-party ... Daddy playin' with the kiddos

Damon with a couple of his classmates [turns out he's related to one] lOl!

Beginning of the day [hair all nice & neat]

Anybody want some pizza??

Gosh, he looks like such a big boy already

Some more guests

Mmmm ... Cake

Singing to the birthday boy

Make a wish ...

Cupcake face

Opening gifts

Spider Man & the birthday boy

Doing his flips & tricks! The guys were even talking about his bod, lOl!


Mr. Elijah-boo

We hope everyone had as much fun as we did! Thank you for helping to make our big guy's birthday such a special one!