Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Avery Starts Pre-K!

We have a preschooler on our hands! Our Avery started Pre-K last week. It is three mornings a week for an entire school year. We've been talking a lot about going to school and meeting new friends and learning new things. Avery has been so excited. She loves going to Tam's but I do think she's been ready for a little change of pace.

I ended up taking her first day of school off because daycare was closed. It worked out great - I was able to soak in this big day. Our little fam walked in to school together to drop off. Lots of parents taking pictures, giving hugs. We gave Avery hugs and kisses and she just kind of stood there trying to figure out where to go. A teacher came over and suggested sitting and playing with a few girls next to us. Avery sat down and started playing right away. I did pretty good but lost it as we walked out. I had to walk quick to the car so no one saw me cry..ha! Lots of different emotions for this mom! 

Once Willa and I got home, I felt like a lost puppy. Willa and I were so excited to get sis that we got there about 10 minutes early :) 

So far we have been having so much fun hearing about Avery's days, looking in her backpack to see everything she's been up to or what 'homework' she has and getting her involved with her little activities. She started on a micro soccer league and has had her first game. She is showing us which 'friends' go to her school on the field. I can't help but already love that it feels like a great little community to be a part of. I am really looking forward to her future here.

She has one particular little friend that comes and greets her in the mornings and waves bye as we leave. Avery says she has lots of friends but can't remember any of their names but they are all girls :) 

I truly cannot believe Greg and I have a daughter in SCHOOL. Feels like we just got out of school ourselves! (okay that was almost 10 years ago...)

Monday, September 12, 2016

It (was) August

I'm slacking on my blog posts! I wrote this sometime in August...

As we wrap up the end of summer, I thought I'd share some more photos of what we've been up to. It's bittersweet knowing summer is coming to an end. However, we have lots of exciting things to look forward to come September!

Greg & I were able to enjoy a couple kid-free nights while the girls stayed in Lincoln with my parents!

Soaring Wings!

Happy 1st Birthday to our favorite Jude boy!

Because Harry Potter flippin' rocks and snapchat had this amazing filter one Sunday!

Avery got her face painted before the Nebraska Epilepsy Walk!

We've had some beautiful, cool evenings this August. Such a nice break from the humidity. An evening walk around the 'hood is often how we end the day. With Avery new found love of riding her bike, we get around much quicker ;)

Rainy Sundays = a trip to Barnes & Noble. Avery found a book about going to school and Willa picked out some first birthday gift ideas!

Second dentist appointment for Avery. Dr Dana told her about flossing and she's been all about it. 

Baby girl is 11 months! Perfect addition to our family!

I know I've said it before but this girl loves to eat! My kind of girl!

Open House for Pre-K. Avery was excited she found Mary outside :)

5th Annual JDRF walk, first time it's ever been chilly!

Celebrating Traci's 30th! Small town bars + party bus = fun times!

Greg is my biggest supporter! Love him! Made it to my goal of one year!

Dinner Club went camping!

This lil gal is determined!