S: Payton ... Kindergarten 2011-2012
BC: Bring it on 1st grade! | Your favorite shirt..."I'm Fried from too much Homework!
FC: Adams Central ELEMENTARY | 2011-2012
2: Mr. Ranley
3: Our church was doing a fundraiser for Kid Krazy. Our yard got flamingoed on the first day of school and you loved it! | Charlie... our bus driver
4: Your first year of soccer!
5: Big Smiles | Games | Fun Times!
6: Our Southern Bell, Iron Man, and Elephant
7: Creative Pumpkin Decorating
9: SPRINGMILL STATE PARK | Over Fall break we took a camping trip with the whole Herring family. It was very cold so we were glad we rented a camper!
10: Marango Caves
11: Digging for arrowheads
14: Wrestling Camp
15: This kid was serious!
17: class party
18: We went to Na Na and Pa Pa's right after school on Thursday. We had a rib and potato bar. After supper you got to open your stockings and your yearly nutcracker (yours was a Colts one this year). You all loved the "tooting cans" that you got in your stockings. We had to hear tooting sounds all night. All of the kids also opened new toys that would stay at na na and pa pa's for you to play with. The next morning we had a huge breakfast and then opened gifts. You got Star Wars toys, army toys, a pirate lego game, hot whells crash course, clothes, paper jams guitar, and a Kinect for our whole family. We spent the rest of the visit playing, watching movies, going on a walk, and eating. All of the kids had a slumber party in the living roostm. | May all your Christmas dreams come true | Christmas at Na Na and Pa Pa's
20: We went to Maw and Paw's house on Christmas Eve. You got a new nerf gun and played with lots of cousins. .
21: When we got home you got to open your new pj's for this year. You got camo pj's this year! We went to our first Christmas Eve service at Pleasant Dale. You wore your new camo pj's.
22: You got a DS from Santa | Dad got undy's from Santa
24: We spent Christmas night at Grandma and Grandpa Herring's house. We opened gifts after supper that night. You got a clothes, a stuffed monkey, Legos, a DS Madagascar game, remote control helicopter, pirate sword and hat, We spent all day Monday playing with cousins and eating! | Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa Herring's
26: silly or sophisticated?
30: You had Carter, Ean, and Logan over to spend the night. You played Kinect and Legos and watched a movie. Mom and dad got you a squirt gun and a new Kinect game!
32: Jellybean Challenge... Who can eat the jellybean without making a face? | BOOGER | BARF | DOG FOOD
35: Eater Service at Pleasant Dale
36: Easter at the Herring's
37: While daddy was in Florida over Spring Break, we did tons of fun stuff. We spent time with grandparents, went with friends to Chucky cheese, went swimming, played at parks, went to the new coffee house in Monroe, and finished the week off by freezing while we hunted for Easter eggs at the ball park!
38: T-ball TOUGH
41: Na Na broke he foot at the beginning of the Summer. We made these signs and had this picture made into a puzzle for her. It was a fun way to show her we cared!
42: LET SUMMER BEGIN | Since we were getting ready to dig our new basement, we let you pick any flowers and dig around in the garden!
43: This was the home for Mj and pj (your 2 toad pets for the summer)
44: Our 2nd home for part of the summer | hanging out with the Hoffman's
45: UNDER CONSTRUCTION
46: Dan, Dan, the handy man! | This (below) was the only way to get into the house without falling about 10 feet (a four board bridge)!
48: HOMES SWEET HOMES | Home # 1...the camper | Home #2...Ms. Miller's We went here to do laundry, take baths, get away from the house, and run around. We got 2 go on bike rides since the river greenway was in her backyard! | Home # 3...Zurcher's After we finally moved back into our house, a big storm hit. It blew down Hoffman's barn and took out our electricity for many days, so we moved in with Mark and Vickie (and none of us seemed to mind)
49: It was a VERY HOT summer which ended with many bad storms. We were so glad to have our new basement. I love storms, so we had just walked out the door to watch when sheet metal from the barn flew past us. We were all pretty scared, but hopefully we can still enjoy watching many storms in the future! | Our central air didn't get hooked back up until August, so you guys got to sleep in the living room the rest of the Summer. This is definitely a Summer our family will never forget!
51: Private Soccer Clinic | Aunt Shawna bought this for you at the YFC auction. You got to invite 10 friends. It was a wonderful idea for a gift. Everyone had a blast! | If you look close (above), you will see that I got evidence that you chew your nails as much as mom does. So sorry that I taught you this habit!
52: Being silly with your sister | Loving your LEGOS | You're addicted to anything with a screen which drives your mom crazy! | Extra Extra (more pics that didn't make a full spread)
53: Grandparents Day Program | What great manners you have! :) | Career Day in Kindergarten...You had to take items that you would need for your job. You have decided that you want to be a video gamer so that you can play and sell video games all day! This is what you took. We have never been so proud!
54: Na Na asked Payton..."So would you rather be 6 or 60?" Payton says, "60 because then I would be closer to dying!" We all cracked up. Way to make Pa Pa feel good on his 60th birthday! | We didn't have hardly any snow this year (not one day was canceled). | Pa Pa's Surprise 60th Birthday Party | The one snow that did come was awesome for building a snowman!
55: SPLASH UNIVERSE... | in SHIPSHEWANA... | a GREAT getaway weekend for the entire family!
56: APRIL | FOOLS | We had so much fun. Our whole family played jokes on each other all day
57: and | SWIMMING POOLS
58: Puddle time for Payton | Playing under the parachute | Payton got peed on (by his little brother)
59: BIBLE SCHOOL | OR | BITING SCHOOL?
60: We did lots of special things this summer. We went bowling, played with cousins, friends/neighbors a lot, went to the zoo a couple of times, went to Chucky Cheese, went swimming (Hirschys, Schwartz's, Gerber's, Manchester pool), and rode a horse (Missy Landis did this for us)!
63: You are in speech. You have trouble making th, s, z, r, and l sounds. You were decorating you pumpkin with pink paint. I said "What are you using pink for? He's a pirate. You said some pirates like pink. You said, "I like pink and purple. I just don't tell my friends that because they don't." I think this started to worry your mom and dad! Your kinderagarten teacher, Mr. Ranly was waiting in the hall to talk to me one day. He started telling me that he had introduced your new alpha friend, Dudly Duck (or something like that) and he was asking the class to think or other words with similar beginning sounds. You misunderstood and decided to create a rhyming word. You loudly answered "F___ Duck!" Mr. Ranly thought he misunderstood you because of your speech or something so he ask you to say it again. You yelled it even louder. Mr. Ranly said you had no idea what you had said and the rest of the class didn't either, so he just turned red and continued on! I went back to my office and text your dad saying "Your son dropped the F bomb in class! Your dad text back "fart" or the big F word. When I told him the big one, he text that he was going to have a serious father son talk when you got home. I waited until we all got home, to tell him that it was just an innocent funny story! You love watching your virtual e-mailed videos from Santa (www.portablenorthpole.com) . We were watching daddy's message from Santa. You were SO shocked when the elves revealed that daddy was on the naughty list because he doesn't pick up his dirty underwear.. That night you were saying your prayers and you ended by saying, "Jesus, please Jesus, just help my daddy get on the nice list!" You came home from school one day and said, "Mom guess what....my teacher told me that I can't be a Super Hero (Power Ranger) when I grow up, but don't worry, I know what I'm going to be...a video gamer!" A month later you had a career show and tell day. You were determined to go as a video gamer. I told dad he was in charge of this assignment. You went to school dressed like usual (we had no idea how to dress a video gamer) and you took a game, a controller, and a dollar. You told the class you wanted to do this job so that you could play video games for free and the money was because people will pay you.
64: You ask a lot of questions about Jesus, Heaven, the Devil, and how things are made. One night you asked, "mom is it possible to go see heaven?" I replied, "Well when you die you get to but only if you love Jesus." You said, "But you have been there so why can't I." I said, "Honey I've never been to Heaven. Why do you think I have been there?" You said, Uh Huh, remember you rode a camel there! (referring to my trip to Israel) LOL You make me smile! You kept asking me if google is a number and I kept telling you no. One day you came home saying, "All of my friends parents said it was a number." I decided to prove it to you and "google" it. Wouldn't you know, you were right. We figured out that it meant the number 1 with a 100 zeros after it! You seem to be the child that is always getting hurt or getting sick (strange sicknesses). The week before school started, you came down with hand, foot, and mouth disease. Your brother and sister got it too, but you had it bad and it took forever for your mouth sores to heal! We were supposed to go to Cincinnati for a family get away, but had to postpone because you were in so much pain! You love being a pest to your brother and sister. | You are starting to become a junk collector like your sister. So far you have tried talking us into letting you collect seeds, popcorn kernals, lids, and old broken toothbrushes so far. You are such a happy and fun kid! You love to laugh and make others laugh. This year you mastered how to make yourself burp! | THIS IS THE PAGE YOU DESIGNED YOURSELF...