Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June 2012

June's been an exciting month. Ben graduated Kindergarten, we celebrated Father's Day and cousin Caleb's first birthday. Ben also returned to his old day care for their Summer Camp program and so far has been to the zoo, a laser tag arena, bowling, the movies and a water park. He is also completing his math workbook he needs to hand in when he enters first grade at the end of the Summer.

We celebrated Ben's cousin Caleb's first birthday
Weena and Ben with the birthday boy Caleb

Madelyn, Weena and Ben enjoying the party

Ben and Leah work on a game as Weena looks on

Ben and Madelyn smile as Caleb enjoys his cake

Ben, Madelyn and Leah hang out with Caleb

Caleb, the birthday boy enjoys his cake

Ben playing cards

Card shark

Playing Uno with Mommy

Don't let this face fool you

Another win!

                                                               Pictures from Father's Day
Enjoying Pops Day

Best Father's Day present ever with my best buddy!

Celebrating Father's Day with cupcakes

Ben reads his Graduation card he got from Aunt Kim

Friday, June 08, 2012

Ben's Kindergarten Graduation

I started this blog almost seven years ago and one of the reasons was to have a place to record Ben's milestones such as Kindergarten graduation.

It's hard to believe Weena and I have a First grader now. Seems like yesterday Ben was born. He did very well in school this year and everyone is very proud of him.

We had a great celebration today so enjoy the pictures.

Before graduation

Father Jim prepares the altar

Students marching into the church

Ben deep in prayer before the students marched in to church

Ben praying

Father Jim addresses the children. It was his last Children's Mass as he will be assigned to another church at the end of June. Ben and Father Jim have bonded over the years and we will definitely miss him.

"That we always remember to thank God for all our gifts…We pray to the Lord."

"We may love and be kind to our family and friends...We pray to the Lord."

Prayers before the diploma ceremony

Sign of the cross at the end of Mass

Principal Cargill addresses the crowd

Father Jim says a few words to the crowd

Ben gets a hug from his teacher Mrs Clair

Ben gets a hug from Principal Cargill

Ben gets his diploma from Father Jim

Weena and Ben enjoy the celebration

Mrs Clair, Ben and Weena

Ben's classmates Stevie and George at the reception following graduation

George, Ben and Dennis hanging out

Ben and his cousin Jacob at the reception

Ben at the reception

Ben and Weena

Ben and Matthew

Ben and Conor

Ben and Jillian pose

Outside the reception area

Lola, Ben and Lolo after the reception

Outside the school, heading home

Monday, June 04, 2012

Ben's Final Spring Soccer Game

This past Saturday was Ben's last Spring soccer game. I didn't have my usual lens as I was coming straight from a work event but I thought I did pretty well with what I had. Ben's team struggled most of the season but they managed to close out the season on a good note as they won. Next Fall we'll be back. Ben really loves the sport and I can't believe he just completed his fourth Spring season.

Ben using his head

Taking flight

A cracking blast!

Goal celebration. The kids worked hard for that. Love the emotion!

Game action

More game action

Lining up to shake hands with the other team

Awards time!

Team picture

Thanks Coach Steve!

Soccer pals.