Saturday, June 11, 2011

Lake Mead

Thank you sooo much to our good friends, the Jolley Family, for inviting us out on their boat.  I was a little nervous at first because the kids have never been out on a boat before.  But my fears were quickly eased when there were plenty of life jackets for everyone.  And the kids took to the water like little fishies!  The kids had soooo much fun swimming around the boat and riding behind on the intertube!  We will happily return to Lake Mead anytime the Jolley's will have us! (hint, hint)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

School Spirit

Every Friday is school spirit day at Mt. Charleston Elementary. The students and staff are encouraged to wear a Mt. Charleston shirt or a green shirt (school color). I love that the girls get to do this with their dad!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Briley's Kindergarten Graduation

Briley's Kindergarten graduation was tonight.  She had a great school year with a GREAT teacher!  Mrs. Englund commented often about what a good example Briley was in class, by not talking to her neighbors and staying on task.  Briley started off a little shy, but eventually made a very good friend, Silla.  Briley is very excited for first grade because she gets to stay for lunch (we'll see how long she stays excited about that).

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Avalyn received a couple of end-of-the school-year awards. The first one was for earning all A's the whole school year.  She even did some extra-credit in reading to make sure that she achieved this goal.  The next 2 awards were for PE class, she completed the Ironman Challenge and she was the fast girl in 2nd grade for the mile run.  Avalyn practiced for the Ironman Challenge everyday at recess and she always updated us on her progress.  She was very excited to earn this award!  Yay, Avalyn, we are so proud of you for working hard to earn these awards!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Staff Party

The Mt. Charleston Elementary Staff had a really fun end-of-school-year get together. I'm sure that with the school closing after this year it was very bittersweet for some of the teachers that have taught there for years. In-spite of that, it was a very fun party with lots of good food, good company and kids distracted with the swimming pool! And maybe the teachers were a little distracted by the swimming pool, too!!!