Thursday, October 19, 2017

First Day of School 2017

This year, we sent a 2nd grader and Kindergartner off to their first day of school. Both girls ended up in our bed the night before because they woke up around three and couldn't back to sleep. All the first day of school nerves and excitement were happening over here. 

Ella was equal parts nervous and excited as she lined up with her new Kindergarten class.

Our first day of school hair accessories were on point. 😍

One week later, Juliet started her two year nursery program at the same school. For two hours one morning a week, Juliet gets to play with friends, sing some songs and learn to share while I work in the school library. Initially, she was not happy about being left there. Fast forward a few weeks and she walks in on her own and excitedly talks about going to see "Ms. D". We are excited to see how Juliet grows and learns with her little friends this year. If you look really closely you can find Juliet in there...

Her favorites are playing with the baby dolls in the toy kitchen and jumping on the trampoline.

Here she is learning how to sit for snack time :) 

A fresh new school year is always filled with so much promise. Here's to another great school year!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Labor Day Weekend 2017

If the our trip to the fair with Papa signals the end of summer, Labor Day weekend is the icing on the cake. We headed to the Bluff for the last weekend of summer to spend time with family and enjoy the last days of late bedtimes and no schedules before we headed back to school.

G-Diddy put on quite the fireworks show.

G-Diddy saves most of Juliet's meals with a "choo choo" or an airplane.

Aunt Cyncy and Juliet having some quality time together.

Jack and Ella

The girls!

The whole crew

Blowing bubbles with Daddy

I love seeing how excited the girls get to catch frogs and other things I'd rather not touch. :) Abby was really proud of her Saturday find.

Ollie found his cozy spot...right on Nana's shoulder.

That's a wrap, summer!

A Day at the Fair 2017

Our annual trip to the fair with Papa means the summer days are almost over! We rode all the rides and visited all the animals.

We even ran into our favorite trooper. I'm not sure if the girls were more excited about cotton candy or seeing Uncle Cory in his "costume".

This would have been a great family pic if Juliet didn't get stuck behind Uncle Cory's shoulder. It looks like she isn't in the pic, but she is!

Abby and Juliet watched the high dive show with Joe and I, while Ella went with Papa to stand by Uncle Cory at the dirtbike show.

The only thing the girls wanted to make sure they had the chance to try this year....the Hamster Wheel.

As we left the fair, Papa spoiled the girls with some humongous fresh peaches from the farmstand. Thankful for these moments...

Until next year...