Tuesday, May 28, 2013

3rd times a charm!!

I was starting to stress a little as several of the pictures I took were not on my computer, but never fear....I found them!  Sorry for the blast of posts!

more from state track!

two of the several state track athletes from our family!
(PS - in case I have not previously mentioned this, my dad is growing out his beard for the Q125 celebrations coming up in our hometown!)

Celebrating my dad's 70th birthday with him!  (he MAY be told he reminds people of Uncle Si every now and again!)

Chad calls this dedication...snuggling up with his backhoe! 

I know I already posted a picture - but this one seemed to be better!

Several Pictures from Memorial Day in Newman Grove...I love some of these pictures!

I am very proud when I have the opportunity to see my dad in uniform. He was a member of the Green Barrett during the Vietnam War.  While I do not know all of the details of his responsibilities or the war itself, I know what I need to know...my dad is and was a hero.  I have a love hate relationship with the details.  I would love to know stories to share with my kids, but for some reason I cannot make myself learn because it hurts my heart to know what he and my mom went through.  Being a member of the Green Barrett is prestigious, but it wasn't for free. 

Not a great picture, they were part of a fly over during the ceremony.  

WWE - Preister

taking "planned" pictures of the kids generally goes like this....

Charli smile.....

Harper, sit by your sister and smile please!

which leads into wrestling... 

which leads into teasing of the brother/sister

and ultimately ends with one of them winning.  Yesterday it was Harper who won by planting a kiss on his sister who fought it hard!

and relishing in the joys of victory....the car to himself!

the boys!

Monday, May 27, 2013

hidden treasures!

These are some of the goodies I found when I realized I have not loaded this camera for FAR TO LONG!

Who doesn't love dominos?!

Charli's music program (that may or may not have taken place as far back as February.....or so!?)

Preister Farm 2013

Ummm, Easter!  

Chad has a solid crew if he would like to start prepping future Preister Ex workers!

One a Saturday morning, long ago, before the beautiful weather got us so busy, I found the kids dancing in the living room together!  

May marvels!

I just realized I had not downloaded pictures off of one of my cameras since early spring (late winter, I am just trying to not feel so bad) so a random post of pictures is to follow this!  [pardon the typos and lack of information...in a rush!!]

Charli was so excited to to have this tooth fall out, on it's own! The other two teeth came out at the dentist office -- pure joy!!

Our little artist...Charli found this picture of herself as a baby in her jaundice light and drew her own rendition!  

We are all pretty proud of this!  Charli has titled this piece "the brain" and is her very own piece of abstract art!

Look at those curls!!  If she would ever wear her hair down we may get to see this!

First Day / Last day of Kindergarten 2012/2013

Last day of school picnic at North Park!

Charli's ribbons from her first track meet!

1st place - Long Jump!

gearing up for the first night at softball...good bye t-ball and hello coach pitch!

Not fair that this guy gets the snuggles...

 proud and excited!

Finishing the 200 yard dash!

anxiously awaiting to start the 400 yard!

just after this, she rounded the curve to pass a few girls!

Charli got student of the month...YAY CHARLI!!

We love this woman, and one of the biggest reasons I wish Kindergarten could last forever!  

BFFs!!  Maggie & Charli

Two weeks ago I went to state track to support Derek in the 4 x 100!