S: Holden's Kindergarten Year
BC: First Grade... Here I Come.!
FC: Holden Sparrow 2010-2011 | F | First Year
1: Mrs. McNeely Mrs. White
2: My First Day Of School | We've joined together as classmates as the new year begins... A year full of learning while we become friends. We'll share and be kind as we work and play. And our friendship will grow with each passing day.
3: Front Row: Michael Jones, Will Allen Mason McBride, Victoria Holcomb, Ragan Hovis, Hayley Cook 2nd Row: Isaiah Beam, Holden Sparrow, Gavin Riley, Tanner Sisk, Paxton Wall, Laila Davis 3rd Row: Kelly Diaz, Will Fowler, Sarah Eaker, Kendall Chupp, Back Ros: Hannah Bond, Katie Diaz, Jibri Starr, Ben Street, Michael Silver, Zen Bates
4: MY FIELD TRIPS | Kindergarten takes quite a few field trips, including Fire Prevention Day, the "Little Spooks" Halloween parade and the Lazy 5 Ranch. | Fire Prevention Day at Rudisill Stadium
5: "Little Spooks" Halloween Parade on Main Street | Above: Holden and Grammie at the bank. Top Right: Holden and Aunt Nancy at Spurling Realty Middle: Holden as a Transformer Bottom Left: Will Allen, Holden, Michael Jones Below: Holden with other trick-or-treaters
6: Lazy Five Ranch | Holden's class had a great time on this trip. We took a wagon ride through the park and the kids fed the animals as we went. Then we had a picnic lunch and played on the playground.
7: Katie Diaz & Sarah Eaker | Isaiah Beam & Ragan Hovis | Isaiah, Holden & Paxton Wall | Above: Isaiah feeds the giraffe. Left: Will Allen enjoys his lunch
8: Top: Holden, Elizabeth Bennett & Ragan Hovis Left: Gracie Billings, Kayley & Holden | Painting Pumpkins | This is a tradition at our house.
9: As usual we went to the Fall Festival at church first. Then trick-or-treating down Elm St. We stopped at Aunt Karen's where Maw-Maw helps to give out over a thousand treat bags. Then on to Maw-Maw Lou's.
10: CHRISTMAS 2010 | Santa Clause came to town with the snow.!
11: As usual we opened presents at home, Grammie's and Maw-Maw's. Holden's gifts included Lincoln Logs and a Leapster Explorer as well as many other toys and clothes. | Holden made his very own ginger bread house. | Holden and Logan eating cotton candy at the Christmas Parade while waiting for Kayley's cheerleading squad to come by.
12: Holly actually likes the snow. | Snoopy trying to get out of the backyard to explore the snow. | The kids on Main St.
13: We had so much snow this year we were out of school for a whole week in January. School did not get a break from January until the end of April | Taffy looks like a polar bear in the snow.
14: Upward Basketball Liberty | The boys received green stars for each practice. On game days they earned stars for sportsmanship, Christlikeness, etc. | Above: The boys before a game. Middle Top: Holden before a game. Middle Bottom: Holden at the awards ceremony. Top Right: Game time.! Middle Right: Holden and Michael at awards. Bottom Right: Holden and Elizabeth Bennett
15: Isaiah Beam, Holden, David, Numerias, Michael Jones | Will Allen, Ragan Hovis, Michael Jones, Holden & Ben Street | Team devotion during practice
16: Birthday | Above: Holden & Ragan HovisTop Left: Kayley, Will Allen & Holden Top Right: Travis Rainwater, Holden & Will
18: Dyeing eggs at Grammie's
20: Cherryville Little League Ferguson Ace Hardware | Holden really enjoyed t-ball. It was a bit unorganized and we missed picture day. It was hard to take pictures through the fence.
21: Patrick Bowman, Jack Dellinger and other teammates eating pizza after the game. | Holden enjoying his after game pizza.
22: Holden slept through Kayley's ballet recital. | Leaving national cheerleading competition at Myrtlc Beach. | Happy Birthday Grammie | Holden & Will in the backyard
23: Fun with Grumpy. Happy Birthday Maw-Maw | Below: Playing in the sand at Grammie & Grumpy's. Bottom Right: Wrestling with Daddy
26: Holden's Special Day May 2011
27: Since Holden's birthday is in July, we celebrated early with his class.
28: MarkeithRedd was the Teacher Cadet in Holden's class the last six weeks of school. He had such a great experience he decided to major in education. Holden absolutely loved Redd and Redd always came by my room to tell what they had done that day. | End of Year Picnic
29: Cherryville Country club
30: Holden had a fantastic year in Kindergarten. He learned so much and grew up quite a bit. I am so glad he had Mrs. McNeely because she was my Kindergarten teacher too.
34: Lake Lure | This summer we spent the 4th of July at Lake Lure. We watched the fireworks from the beach. | We spent a weekend in Durham with Aunt Janie. Katey was there too and Ness and James cooked out with us on Saturday.
35: Durham | In Durham we visited the NC Science Museum. The kids loved the Dinosaur Trail. | We played putt-putt at Frankie's Fun Park and arcade games inside. | Holden blowing bubbles in Janie's back yard.
36: We celebrated Holden's birthday at our house with family. Grammie made the cake because Holden thinks her chocolate cake is, "the best in the world." Holden's presents included a camera for his Leapster Explorer, Transformers, Lightning McQueen toys and $62. He enjoyed spending his money at Wal-Mart on more toys.
37: Happy 6th Birthday Holden | We also took cupcakes to Papa's Pizza for the kids on the church field trip.
38: Talking Tree Trout Derby Cherokee, NC | The kids fished in the tournament on Saturday August 6. They received free rods, t-shirts and hats. There were about 2,000 kids from ages 3-11 fishing that day.