The McBride's

The McBride's

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Today was Lexi's last day of school! At the beginning of the school year I know I said, "wow I have a kindergartener." Now I have a kinder graduate (ha!) I am so proud of Alexis and how well she did in school. She learned so much and my favorite thing is that she can now read HERSELF books. You wouldn't believe how happy she is about that too! :) Definitely the daughter of 2 readers!

Now on to some bragging. This morning they had an awards ceremony for all of Kindergarten. For her class she recieved an award for Academic Excellence, (showing student mastery in the classrom) Citezenship, (Setting a Great Example of Leadership and earned by one girl and one boy in each class) Honor Roll for the 4th quarter, and a certificate for earning Honor Roll all 4 quarters. I was so proud and you could just tell she was so proud of herself.

I had a parent/teacher conference with her teacher on Monday and she told me how proud she was of Alexis and all she has done and specifically told me how all the kids in the class really look up to her. They want her to help them read, they want to play with her, and she is really sweet to all of them. I'm so glad that she has learned not only academically but socially as well. She also told me she is doing great in all areas including reading at a second grade level.

One more thing I have to write down is what her teacher wrote on her report card... She said, "Alexis is an exceptional student, she is so eager to read and learn about the world around her. She finishes the year with a Developmental Reading Score at level 22 which means she can read almost any book she picks up. Her writing is superb, she gets her thoughts down on paper in a legible way and far exceeds all KDG standards. She's been recommended to participate in the gifted program and is promoted to First Grade for the year 2011-12.

Heading to the bus stop for her last day of school. I loved going and looking at her first day of school on my blog (and on a side note I'm wondering where the heck that shirt is that she wore b/c we still have the skirt but no shirt and it would still fit her!)

The bus stop crew! I will miss seeing these faces every morning and afternoon. We have a great neighborhood and I know I will see them at the pool a LOT this summer!

Random. Ryan and her friend Jake. I have no idea WHY they thought this would be fun but they did it for a few minutes before I realized I have my camera take a picture. She loves her friend Jakey.

Awards Ceremony.

Happy with her medals and awards.

Getting her Kindergarten diploma.

Alexis and Ms. Walker. Let me say right now how much I (oh and Alexis) LOVED her teacher Ms. Walker. She was firm but sweet and I thought she was a WONDERFUL teacher. I actually asked her if she could just move to first grade but she sadly said no... :) I pray Lexi gets great teachers like this every year!

Don't forget the teacher aide Ms. Febres. Lexi had her as an aide in Pre-K and was so excited that she got to spend another year with her.

And then of course Ryan didn't want to be left out. We will probably be leaving Ft. Benning by the time Ryan goes to Kinder but IF we are still here I PROMISE we will be requesting Ms. Walker!!

Another great thing Ms. Walker does every year is plants a garden and they go out and garden every once in a while. All the kids were very proud of all the things that sprouted.

Monday, May 23, 2011


I got the video from Lexi's dance recital. This is just a little clip I recorded with my phone off our t.v. but I've had a couple people ask to see it so here is a little bit. Alexis only has school till Thursday and then SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER (yes I'm singing it in my head!) I am so excited for this summer. Lazy days, pool days, beach days, vacation with my in-laws in Hilton Head, and the Holtgrewe's are coming to visit us in July! Plus a possible visit from another friend and Lexi's sixth birthday! I have grown to love summer possibly more than when I was a kid in school!

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Happy Mother's Day!!! I am so blessed with so many great mother's in my life. I am thankful for the example they all show me. I am also thankful for my girls who made me a mother. It is such a blessing to be their mom! Alexis had her end of the year dance recital today and she did FANTASTIC!! I don't have a video to show you b/c I only have a dvd recorder so I can't get it on the blog but I do have some great pictures. I was so proud of her. She had such a blast and she looked adorable!! They danced to a Hannah Montana song and it was a tap number. We love you so much sweet Alexis! :)

Posing before the show.
I probably took 100 pictures and she kept going oh take one like THIS! HAHA She sure loves the camera! :)

Part of their routine they tipped their "hat." It was my favorite part so she posed for me (plus it shows her cute hair!)

Here's some of her moves.

She did a great job. The age group she is in is 3-5 year olds and she did a great job remembering the routine and helping the other girls remember!

Great job Alexis!!!

Friday, May 6, 2011


It's so fun having 2 kids in schools and both decided to do mother's day activities for us. In the morning Ryan's school did a mother's day brunch. We had a yummy brunch and then the kids sang us a little song. Ryan is one of the older kids in the group and she was adorable singing every word. She even sang it again for Travis and Lexi tonight at dinner. After that they gave us little flowers that they had made and she was very proud! Love that little girl.

In the afternoon Lexi's class had a mother's day "tea." They had snacks and tea (and punch! :) ) They sang us a song that they had written as a class. After that they gave us our gifts which were sweet letters that their teacher helped them type (where Lexi praised me on my chicken nugget and mac and cheese making skills and said she loved my redish brown tights. HA!) They also gave us paintings they had done. After that their teacher had them each read us one of their books. I couldn't be prouder! They also got to show off their new smart board that Lexi has been telling me about for weeks! She is such a sweet kid.

All in all it was a fantastic day and I'm very blessed to have these little angels in my life.


I love this picture of Ryan. It's the quiet bubble.

Singing her song.

Giving me my flower.