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Thursday, June 29, 2017

June 2017

Madden ended another awesome session of SoccerKids.

Celebrated the end with a fro-yo trip.

We took the kids down to Belmont Park one afternoon. 

Madden had a movie morning with his two best buddies.

Moms Night Out with all the amazing moms from Room 2.

Night out with the ones closes to me.

Preschool beach day.

HOORAY!!! Skylar finally learned to tie her shoes!!

Jess was sweet enough to take Skylar to the San Diego Fair.  Sadly, I just couldn't bring myself to take the kids, so I was glad she got to go.

June 2017 - June 2017
(Goldie didn't survive her first night at home)

Madden got invited to an awesome birthday party at a horse ranch.  He got to brush the horse.  He walked mini horse and rode Star Man like a pro.

Tennis Camp

Summer is here and so are Summer Camps!  Last summer Skylar did tennis camp and absolultely loved it.  So this year I made sure to sign up again and with Madden being five he was old enough to join in.  

We had a great crew this session which included Nico, Sienna and Braydon.

Coach Frank and the kids doing a little bit of everything from balancing the balls on their racket, to playing games, to actual double tennis matches.

Wouldn't be tennis camp without her doubles partner.

Having the kids in their first camp together was a little taste of what having them in the same school next year will be like.

Skylar ended the week of camp as the stretch leader which was all she wanted.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Madden's Last Day of Preschool

Well, its an end of an era in the Ernest household as we no longer have a preschooler in the house.  It's been four years straight of preschool fun in our house and seeing it come to an end definitely wasn't easy.  For the last month Madden has been saying how excited he was for school to end because he wants to go to Kindergarten, but when I was holding his hand and walking him to Room 2 for the last time he told me he was a little sad.  

I remember being extremely nervous for Madden to start preschool.  He was in a really tough stage and I honestly thought he wasn't going to make it, but from the first day when we dropped him off preschool has brought him nothing but the greatest joy.  He has made the greatest friendships and proven to be a wonderful student.  His teachers tell me he is the leader in the classroom and all the kids gravitate towards him as he is very fun and charismatic towards everyone.  We couldn't be more proud of the strides he has made and watching him grow this past two years have truly been so special.  

Carol and Madden.  During his time at preschool Madden has mentioned several girls who are his "girlfriend," and Carol was definitely one of them.

For graduation the kids sang several songs to say good-bye to preschool.

Room 2 final picture together.

Madden and his best friend Carter.  These two couldn't of been closer.

Madden and Ms. Marian.  Probably the sweetest person we have ever had in our life. 

Ms. Tanya.  She put up with a lot of Madden's silliest these past two years.

The Graduate.

Oh how he has grown.   
Looking forward to what the future will be bringing this handsome guy!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dads & Donuts 2017

With the end of our preschool era quickly approaching we have been trying to cherish every little preschool moment we have left.  Jake got to celebrate he last ever Dads and Donuts with Madden last week.  

Madden delivering breakfast to Dad.  Jake said Madden ate most of the donuts.

Madden's gift to Dad.

Madden - "I love Dad because he makes me Dinner."

Dance party with the Dads.  As you can see Madden and his buds are the center of the dance party.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Last Day of First Grade

Well another year of school is in the books for Skylar.  1st Grade was really a ease for our girl.  She absolutely loved her teacher and her classmates.  I was a little nervous about the combo class, but she did fantastic in it, she made a ton of new friends, her reading and writing is beyond stellar and she conquered all three sets of the monkey bars.

Lucy, Skylar and Katie.

Two years in a row as classmates.  I'm hoping they will all be together in 2nd grade.

Lucy, Liam, and Skylar.