S: Jack and Andrew 2011
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1: Jack and Andrew 2011 Another year has flown by, and Jack and Andrew continued to grow and change. As always, we were so proud of our boys and their accomplishments. Jack completed fifth grade at Hunters Bend and began attending Grassland Middle School. Being in middle school presented new challenges, like using lockers and navigating around a new and bigger school. But there were also some exciting new opportunities, like learning to play alto saxophone in the band, and meeting new friends. Two of Jack's favorite things this year were the arrival of Franklin's seventeen-year cicadas and his discovery of the Angry Birds video game. He played it every chance he had and accumulated quite the collection of Angry Birds accessories. Andrew had a great time in first grade and made so many new friends. Every time we went to Costco or the grocery store, there were always children who knew him and were eager to say hello. Andrew was so happy that his friend, Kiah, was sitting next to him again in second grade. Andrew's infatuation with catalogs and magazines continued, and the other children at school noticed and began bringing him their own magazines from home. His favorite part of the day was collecting the mail. We went on a family vacation to Destin, FL in July. The boys had a great time at the beach and really enjoyed seeing their cousins, aunts, uncles, and Grammy. Both Jack and Andrew became much better swimmers and hated to leave the beautiful beach house and swimming pool. We are looking forward to an exciting 2012 | !
2: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANDREW! | !
3: Andrew Celebrates His Eighth Birthday! | !
4: Andrew's friends, Kiah and Haley
5: Jack, Spencer, and Christian
6: Jack learns all about static electricity.
7: 3-D Fun
8: Jack is ready for the fifth grade Valentine's Day party.
9: One night we had tornadoes in Franklin, so the boys slept in the tiny downstairs bathroom - just to be safe.
10: Happy Birthday To You Happy Birthday, Dear Jack | ! | !
11: Happy Birthday, Dear Jack!!! | Jack celebrates his eleventh birthday! | !
12: EASTER | happy | Spring Time
13: Andrew celebrates the 100th day of first grade.
14: Andrew played a very cute weed in the first grade program, "How Does Your Garden Grow?" | " | "
15: Jack and Mrs. Grider | Fifth Grade Graduation | Goodbye, Hunters Bend. Hello, Grassland Middle School | !
16: WHAT A MESS! | ! | When our leaky refrigerator buckled our newly refinished kitchen floors, we were very sad, but when we found out that our insurance would pay for all new floors, we were thrilled! | !
17: SLEEPY | BOY
19: Jack always uses plenty of sunscreen.
20: Jack and Andrew made the most of the backyard pool and swam for hours each day. | Yippee | !
23: Cousins enjoy a day at the beach, and later... video games!!!
26: One of the most exciting things about starting middle school is being in the band. Jack wanted to play saxophone, just like his Pop.
27: Jack enjoys a day at the park.
28: Andrew loves his magazines and feels so sad on recycling day.
29: When we run out of things to do, we know that there is always something fun waiting for us at Costco | ! | Costco | Home | School
30: Jack's newest obsession? The Angry Birds video game.
31: Angry Birds! !!!!
32: I Came. I Saw.
33: I Conquered.
34: Andrew and his class watched caterpillars change into butterflies. When the metamorphosis was complete, there was a party to celebrate.
35: Second Grade Butterfly Release Party
36: Jack enjoyed dressing up like an Angry Bird. He had so much fun running around screeching and squawking.
37: For Halloween, Andrew was Batman, the Dark Knight of Chocolate. | We even had an Angry Birds pumpkin this year.