Sunday, May 24, 2015

Preston is SIX!!!

I started typing the title of this post, "Preston is FIVE", so I am obviously not ready for him to already be 6 years old! He definitely is though :-).
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This handsome little guy is a bundle of energy! He continues to be a chatterbox and has had countless marks in his kindergarten folder for talking in line, talking during circle time, yelling across the table in lunch, etc, etc. He is cuddley, loving, funny, sweet, active and emotional. He loves to draw us pictures, show off his lego creations, read (all night long) and play board games. And he still loves his "white blank" and sleeps with it every night!
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Overall his first year of kindergarten has gone really well. He has done well with the Spanish, made lots of new friends and mastered reading. He was doing pretty well with following the rules and listening until the last month of school. Things have gone downhill recently and we are all ready for summer and a little more freedom. I loved his teachers and they loved him.
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It was a big year for Preston! Not only did he start kindergarten but he did his first year of summer swim team right after turning 5, played basketball this winter and then baseball in the spring. He is a good little athlete, but definitely loses interest quickly. Basketball was the most entertaining to watch, he liked baseball a bit more and probably has the most fun at swimming. It will be interesting to see what he wants to do as he gets older.
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He loves to watch Wild Kratts, Odd Squad and My Little Ponies on TV and for movies most often picks Little Einsteins, Despicable Me and Big Hero 6. He also loves to ride his bike, play catch and build legos. No matter what he is doing he wants someone to do it with. He does not like to play by himself like his sisters do. Sometimes they are excited he wants to play with them and sometimes he drives them nuts because he will not leave them alone :-). He and Ella play board games and wrestle together, and he and Addie have school (where she is the teacher) and play legos together. He definitely brings out the wild side in everyone he plays with!
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At 6 years old, here are Preston's stats:
Height: 46.75" (74th%)
Weight: 46 lbs (52nd%)
He loves most snacks and treats (of course) and is good about trying foods even if he doesn't like them. His favorites are BBQ chips, tacos, lemon yogurt, pepperoni pizza, peanut butter and honey sandwiches, apples, any kind of berry, hummus and string cheese. Those are all staples at our house! For breakfast he still likes a pancake or waffle with peanut butter on it. For his family party he requested Hansen Tacos and brownies with ice cream. And when we went out for his special meals he requested donuts for breakfast, taco bell for lunch at school and BB's Cajun restaurant for dinner.
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Preston is definitely a little charmer and knows how to work people :-). I often say he drives me the most nuts but is my favorite at the same time. He never lets up and is constantly talking and making messes but then he tells me he loves me and gives me sweet notes all the time so it's ok :-). He also has the most expressive little face and is so cute when he is telling you stories about his day that you can't help but laugh. It will be a fun summer and then he is off to 1st grade which is completely insane! We sure our love our Preston!
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More May: Baseball, Books and Baby Kittens

Preston and Ella picked out their birthday book club books at the school library.
His first and her last :-)!
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Free breakfast at taco bell for Cinco de Mayo
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Playground pit-stop before our last piano lesson of the school year!
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Team picture day!
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Preston obviously takes the game very seriously! haha!
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Mother's Day was in there too! Our picture attempts weren't great, but the kiddos made me cute cards, we ate yummy food and Mike got me pretty flowers. I think every day should be mother's day :-)!
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And Preston lucked out picking out his birthday treat from the bishop on Mother's Day because he got one of he HUGE candy bars they had handed out to the women in the ward. When I saw all these little bites I had to take a picture!
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Friday, May 22, 2015

Ella and Addie's Piano Recital

May 12th was the big performance for the girls after their year of piano lessons with Mrs. Clarke. We were excited not only to see them perform, but because it meant we were done with piano lessons for the next few months :-). They were supported by lots of family and friends and did a great job! Adeline was the 2nd one to go in the line-up and the highlight of the show was her giving a loud baby a death stare mid-performance haha! I must admit I was impressed :-).
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Adeline played The Toy Maker's Dance and The Golden Gate Bridge.
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Ella played Furiant and Sonatina.
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Before the recital we went out to dinner for Preston's birthday since everyone was home from swim practices for the night. He had been dying to go back to BB's since we went a month ago so it was no surprise when he picked it. Here is showing us how to look cool :-).
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