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Monday, October 23, 2017

Dance Viewing Week

We get two weeks out of the year where we get to go view the kids at dance.  This Fall's viewing week was a extra special one because Madden has started Hip-Hop class.  

After several attempts to get Skylar to try Hip-Hop and just no after no, I got Madden to do it.  After his trial class his teacher told me he had the biggest smile on his face during class.  He comes home and teaches us the dance moves he learns each week, but this was the first time we were going to see him in his full element.  

It was awesome being able to watch Skylar and see how much she improves each year.  She loves Jazz/Tap as she is with all her friends.  Ballet, she seems a lot of timid.  She is the smallest one in class and I won't lie, we caught a couple yawns out of her...haha!

Below is a some what long video I put together summing up dance viewing week for the kids.


Pumpkin Patch 2017

I'm not going to lie, the past couple years that we haven't gone out to Bates Nut Farm, the pumpkin patch trips just don't feel like they use too.  The pumpkins aren't as good, everything is double in price and I don't get the Fall feel.  Luckily the kids don't feel any of this, they just see jumpies and are in heaven.  The pumpkin patch on Palomar was a must to go to this year for us.  The kids and I drive on Palomar several times a week so once they saw it go up, it was a daily question on when they were going to be able to go there.  So Jake took off early one Monday and off we went.



Madden got a little to dare devil like and decided not to slide down, but do a jump and ended up kneeing his chest pretty hard after that.  He recovered, thank goodness, but definitely lots of tears.


Sophie, Maddie, and Sophia joined us on the pumpkin fun.







We got our pumpkins and called it a afternoon.  Thinking next year we made make the journey out to Bates.


Saturday, September 30, 2017

September 2017

My master swim friends have added such an extra joy into  my life.


The four of us took a nice family hike one early Sunday morning.


Skylar and Lucy (BFFs) doing their STEM challenge at school.


Madden went to a Reptile party for one of his kinder classmates.


Night swim session.


Soccer season has began for both Skylar and Madden....more to come on that.



Skylar's Behavior Award

Well our girl has started second grade right by receiving the first Behavior Award of the school year.  It came to no surprise to Jake and I when we heard her name called as we both predicted it was the award she was going to receive.  We are very lucky to have her be such a well-behaved student.  With Madden and Skylar both being at the same school its made it extra special since we were able to see both of them at the assembly.  When Skylar's name got called Jake and I could see Madden cheering on Skylar with so much joy.  It made it even more special.  That afternoon when I went to pick Madden up from school, we got into the car and the first thing he said to me was, "Mama, you know when Skylar got her award....I almost cried, I was so happy for her, I almost cried."  I told him that he was the sweetest brother in the whole wide world and that Skylar is going to love to hear that.  



Tuesday, August 29, 2017

August 2017

Legoland Waterpark date with Stella and Izzie.



Skylar and a group of her girlfriends had a date night to see a wonderful production of The Little Mermaid.  It was amazing!



Yes people....hell has frozen over....Skylar FINALLY learned how to ride a bike, so we have the Peppertree Biker Gang cruising the streets.



Several Beach days and Nights with our redeemer crew.







I put together a little video of the summer highlights with our friends from Redeemer.  Couldn't of asked for a better group to spend most of our summer with.



Madden's First Day of Kindergarten

Yep!! We officially have another kindergartener in the house again.  Madden was amazing on his first day.  He was excited to go and was way too cool to give his mom a kiss good-bye.  He walked right in, grabbed his name tag, hung up his backpack, and sat right in the middle of the circle without looking back once.  I couldn't of been more proud!!

Madden is an Late Owl this year and he has the same teachers as Skylar had, Mrs. Valenty and Mrs. Brisebois.




Can't wait to see how much he grows this upcoming school year!

Skylar's First Day of 2nd Grade

My baby is growing up. I told her this morning when I was getting her ready for school that I can still remember dropping her off at day care when she was barely 9 months and now she is starting 2nd grade.  Where has the time gone?!?!  She kept saying she didn't want to go back to school, but once we arrived she seemed pretty excited to be with all her friends. 

This year we were blessed again to have Mrs. Aubertin as Skylar's teacher.  She was fabulous last year, so we couldn't of been more please to have her for a second year.



Too make it even sweeter, she is once again with her BFF Lucy (third year in a row), and Olivia who was her one of her other first friends from Kindergarten is back with her as well.  Pretty sure these girls are going to have a blast together this year.