Saturday, June 4, 2016

Gifted Teachers, dances, and recitals

May was a total blur of school funtions, recitals, SOL test studying, and finishing up preschool,  It was all fun stuff, but totally exhausting! 

This little froggy particpated in her dance recital with ballet, tap and jazz dances.  As of now, she says her ballet days are behind her because she loves her swim team, piano, and bssketball.  May she always let her light shine in whatevwr she does.
David had an amazing checkup at UVA last week!!!  His scan was clean and a meeting with the nephrologist (Kidney doctor) showed us that his kidney is handling all the changes he is going through in terms of his growth and puberty and that his kidney has grown with him!!!!!!!!!  Praise God!!! We have prepared ourselves that one day his one kidney will go kerplunk, but this latest appointment gave us the glimmer of hope that perhaps the lone kidney is handling the growth demands and filtration well and that it may last his whole life! Here is David with his awesome oncologist-love this picture!
While he was out for UVA, his amazing teacher and classmates brought out his monkey, to hold his place while he was gone.  I saw this and tears came to my eyes.  This monkey has been with us since first grade, so I guess the monkey will go to middle school as well.  Notice the fudge round and abraham Lincoln book in his lap-they know our boy so well at his school!
Dave's kidney doctor patted us on the back for keeping him well hydrated always and extremely active.  Being overweight and out of shape is hard on kidneys so she encouraged us to keep doing what we have been doing.  To get a little exercise as a family we went on a hike one Saturday night.  We were suppose to do the 1/2 mile hike but I got us confused and we did over two miles!  This view was worth it!
this little love ended her spring developmental swim team this week and now she can swim all four strokes! We have to work on her dive some more, but she loves swimming.
All three of our children have been blessed with Tena Hubble as their first grade teacher.  She is a rockstar veteran teacher and it was hard to say goodbye after having her for all three children.  David also had an awesome teacher!  It was an awesome year at Oak Point Elementary!
Dave hit a big milestone this past week by attending his first ever dance.  He was so excited and had such fun!  When I was getting him ready and gelling his hair back (ha!) I got such a lump in my throat.  God has taken good care of our boy with great friends, no cancer relapses and a healthy kidney... my cup runneth over.
We also ended our Challenger baseball season this past week with pizza and trophies!  Challenger baseball is one of the biggest blessings in my life.  I adore these kids! Here is David with Emily!

These triplets are the funniest dudes around and the LOVE the camera!  They made us all laugh with their poses, fighting amongst themselves, and kissing the ladies.  Kyle worked with these guys mostly during the season and they love their Kyle!  
The last day of school I attended the awards ceremony for Oak Point.  Our baby got several awards including the Silver Presidential Award! He was so proud!  David was blesed with an amazing teacher who created this awesome environment in her classroom where every child feels like her favorite.  I love going in there because you can truly feel the love.  She is such a gifted educator.
This afternoon I was the speaker for the opening ceremony for Relay for Life.  Honestly I do not really remember what I said because I was so sick.  Between my low grade fever and the heat I was not my best.  Here is a bag that Hope made for her brother for the luminary.  Unfortunately the storms ended the event early.  

School is finally out for the summer and we could not be happier!! Welcome summer 2016-we have waited a long time for you! 

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