Category: Benji

    Grade Up Day

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    Rose got to go to school from 9:15-1:15 and visit all of the 1st grade classrooms and teachers. She loved it! Benji got to be her and Ellie’s 6th grade buddy! He loved it. Rose loved walking home with all the neighborhood kids.

    This year they didn’t get split into their new classes and see who their new teacher might be so… we all just have to wait to find out. We are getting a new Principal and Vice Principal this next year so…

    Ray is getting excited to go to Kindergarten!

    Categories: Benji, Cali, Packer, Rose

    The Backpack

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    I bought a couple of 10$ backpacks at Walmart 8 years ago. Benji started using 1 of them in Kindergarten and has had the same back pack EVERY year of Elementary school!! The zipper just broke this last week 🙁  He’s finishing out the last 3 weeks with a new backpack.

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    Piano Recital

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    Benji, Packer and Cali had their 1st piano recital!

    Benji played William Tell Overture, Packer played Twinkle Twinkle and Cali played Yankee Doodle.

    Categories: Benji, Cali, Packer

    6th Grade Film Festival

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    Benji got to go to the Film Festival at Water Gardens!! He had a great time doing something different and exciting with his school friends. They got to ride in the Limo with friends from the back of the theater to the front, came in on the red carpet, bought treats and then watched their  films. All 6th graders were in groups of 5 or so kids and made scientific 3 minute movies. It was pretty neat for Benji to be there and his 4 best buddies all came and he got to hang with them! Then he grabbed a Kong Cone with Tye before coming home.

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    March 8 – DAY OFF!

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    sometimes you just need a day off…

    but I did get Benji registered for Junior High.

    And Grandma and Grandpa watched the little kids while we met to get our Will started!

    Then I took Benji to get his 7th grade shots and we shopped a little while Kelsey played with all of the kids at home in the beautiful weather that we are still enjoying.


    Categories: Benji, General


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    Benji went on his first big camp out with his 11 year old troop! Ben went with them and they got snowed on: at least 15 inches!! They had a great time. I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking since I wasn’t there 🙂

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    Benji the Poet

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    Benji had to write a Thanksgiving poem for school. I thought it turned out great. His peers also told him it was good. He carried it around in his pocket and read it to all of our friends and family over the next week 🙂

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    Wrestling has Started

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    wrestling practice started November 1st.

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    that’s why Benji still had all of his Halloween candy cause he has no time to eat it.

    we were gone the first 2 weekends so we just got their first tournament in!!

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    Categories: Benji, Packer

    Soccer Fall 2016

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    I love this soccer family. Soccer dominates our spring and fall but we all enjoy it. We had practices Monday through Wednesdays and then games all day Saturday, literally 8am-5pm. Benji played on an older team this year with 12 and 13 year olds and still with a lot of his old team. Packer still loves playing on the same team as Luca. Cali got to play with goalies and with Mia, Anna, and Claira with Uncle Matt helping coach. Rose got to play with Ellie and Gentry this year. And Ray ended up being with our neighbors Noah and Ivy. They will stay with these same teams in the Spring. Ben loves coaching these kids and these kids love Ben as a coach!

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    Categories: Ben, Benji, Cali, Raymond, Rose

    Soccer Season is here

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    we have 5 soccer players this year!!
    Ben is coaching 4 of the teams.
    Ray is on a team with a friend.

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    So our Saturdays usually start with a 9am game and we finish at 4 or 5 pm. They are full days but we enjoy watching and coaching and seeing cousins and friends and the little ones all love the different play grounds. Ben is a great coach. All the kids love him cause he’s so positive and fun. He spends Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights coaching! luckily it’s only a 7 week season 🙂

    Categories: Ben, Benji, Cali, Packer, Raymond, Rose