A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.- via soulemama
I was one of the parent chaperones for the Cincinnati Zoo Overnight trip for Isabella’s grade. We had so much fun. We arrived in the evening after the zoo was closed and received a tour with a guide. It was so nice to have the zoo to ourselves without the crowds. We saw the giraffes, the Insect House, the Nocturnal/Cat House and we saw behind the scenes where the food is prepared. The next morning we woke up early, saw portions of the Bird Show and then split into smaller groups for some free time at the zoo. Here are some pictures from our time there.
Outdoor soccer is officially over for a little while. I captured these photos after our last game. This season was a success. We were able to keep a lot of our indoor players on the same team as outdoor and you could tell the girls trusted one another to play their positions. We won 6 games, lost 1 and tied 1.
I posted Ben and the girls with their medals last week. Here are some more pictures from the 5K race.
(1) Ben pinning on Vita’s race bib (2) Most of Fairview Run’s Running Club (3) Waiting in front of the Red’s Stadium before the race (4) Meet under the paddle wheel when everyone’s done (5) After the finish line I was able to get to the next good viewing area to see Ben and Bella run past (6) Vita was a little behind them (7) Vita closing in on the finish line (I didn’t make it in time to snap a photo of Isabella- she was too fast!) (8) After the race, Isabella, Vita and Ainsley had to play in a soccer game. (9)The next day they wore their race shirts, medals and had an ice cream party at school.
I am so proud of them. Not only did they run in amazing times for their ages. They were both under 32 minutes but they also ran at their own paces (even if that meant not running with friends). I am also proud that they are not afraid to try new things and have the confidence to run these types of races. I never hear them say they can’t do it and that is an awesome way to approach life.
We received this amazing set of Nancy Drew books from Ben’s Aunt Kathy. We have started reading them in order – a little bit each night…
Working on a backyard overhaul. I love old bricks, especially when they are covered with moss.
This will keep him busy for hours…
The Father-Daughter Dance happened…the theme was “Red Carpet”.
Sometimes Vita just has to wear a costume…even if she is only watching television.
Fairview’s Young Authors’ Night…I love that the school does this “project”. We have all their books saved and its fun to look back on.
Visiting family…learning more gun safety and target practice.
We also celebrated Ben’s grandmother’s 80th birthday party. The kids had a blast playing with all their cousins and it was great to see family from out-of-state.
Arts Night 2014
Fairview celebrated Arts Night on the 17th. The Kinderchor and the Band performed. My favorite song performed by the choir was “Live Like a Warrior” by Matisyahu and I really enjoyed the Band’s performance of Bugler’s Dream-Olympic Fanfare.
The modern dance groups also performed. The younger class performed first dressed in blue and then Vita’s group second in yellow and pink. The blue group danced to Pharrell’s “Happy” and Vita’s group danced to Ne-yo’s “Let’s Go”. I posted a video of some of Vita’s performance a little while ago.
The program was an hour-long and I enjoyed every bit of it. It was a little sad to see the sixth grader’s (set apart by the blue shirts) sing for one of the last times in the choir. Next year they will all move on to different schools. It’s amazing how quickly these years are flying by.
I have more pictures to share but I wanted to post this video of Vita and her modern dance class. They performed tonight at Fairview Arts Night along with the band and choir. She did such a good job!