Sunday, June 22, 2008

Safety Town

Syd participated in Safety Town this year. It is a two week program (2 hours a day M - F), where kids who are 5 and 6 learn about how to be safe in all kinds of areas of life. They learned about poisons, stranger danger, fire safety, water safety, dangers of electricity, litter, etc. Officer Brad and Officer Quinn helped to teach the kids who also got to ride in the back of a police car and hold a fire hose while the water was running. The kids also learned about traffic safety and got to ride around in little go-cart type things in the "town" learning about stop signs, street lights, right of way, etc. Syd's teacher, Mrs. Morrow, is a first grade teacher at Woodland elementary, which is where Syd will be going this fall for kindergarten so she'll know at least one teacher there. Safety Town took place at Woodland too, so Syd should feel comfortable in the environment. The class ended with a graduation ceremony on the last Friday. Syd received a certificate saying she graduated and each class got up and sang a song and then the kids were individually introduced. I have the ceremony on video and someday I may make the effort to take some snippets out to put on the blog, but for now you'll have to believe me when I say, "Syd was very cute." She had a lot of fun, so it was definitely worth the experience.

The only picture I got was this one. I happened to get there early to pick her up and her class happened to be outside listening to the animal control guy discussing rabid racoons.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Syd's 5th Birthday Party

On June 14th, Syd turned 5 years old. In typical Burns fashion, we decided to go all out. We invited all the neighborhood kids and all of Syd's friends from school. We ended up with around 20 kids. Syd chose SpongeBob for the theme and for the occassion we had a picnic lunch (burgers & dogs with some salads and fruit) and set up Syd's birthday present... a waterslide. We also set up a couple of smaller pools for the kids who wanted their fun to be a little less adventurous. The kids had a ball. We barely got them to eat. And we think the parents had fun, though I'm sure they all wish we had more shade in our yard... it was a hot one. Here are some photos from the day.

And here's a video taken by Dad.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Syd at School

At Apple Tree they let the kids wear swim suits and play in water on days that are over 85 degrees. Here are some pictures of her hosing down her friends and having fun with water on a day she didn't want to leave.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Bike Ride to the Lighthouse

Sunday we rode our bikes to the lighthouse at the shopping center that is connected to our development. I think it's call Harbor Light or something like that. Syd rode her bike the whole way... she's quite a trooper. And when we got there, she and Zack threw rocks in as is their tradition. Here are some pictures.