Back to school

Oct 16, 2017
I was ready for school to start this year, I actually felt a little guilty about it, but I got over that pretty fast. 

Macey started 5th Grade



Miles 2nd Grade



And Crew Kindergarten!



We of course had our annual Back to School brown bag dinner.  



I impressed the group with my amazing cake this year.  



And yes, those are bubble gum squares on top.  I know what they like. 



I think this is one of their favorite traditions and it's one of the simplest for me.  Win Win.  

Love these kids.  


Macey and Miles started a week before Crew.  


Macey was all smiles, while Miles had a bit of anxiety.

Luckily, one of his neighborhood bff's, Penelope, is in his class this year.  Made a huge difference and I didn't even have to go into the building with him.  He just walked in with his class and didn't even look back.  We have come along way!!


While the big kids were in school all day Crewby and I had big plans that included the new Orem Splash pad. 


always amazes me how easy 2 kids are when you're used to 4. 
After hours of playing, we raced home to make a special after school snack for M&M.



I was pretty impressed with myself, my kids don't get a pinterest worthy mom very often. :)



I was sitting at the table anxiously awaiting to hear all the details of the first day when they walked in.  Everything went awesome and it's been awesome ever since.  

I got about 10 min with them, until they were outside running around with all the neighbor kids.  As it should be.  


I still had a few days left with Crew until Kindergarten started, so we fit in a few more things. 

First thing on his list, play date with Madden.



2nd, Sodalicious date with just mom.



This kid has been my favorite lately.  He's funny, sweet, and as cute as they come.  After his kindergarten assessment he had both teachers fighting over which one of them got to have him in their class.  I will say, I am bit jealous of his teacher.  



This kids day finally came and Ruby and I were a bit sad about it. 



Ruby had to be in all his pictures and the ones where she isn't, she is on the side crying and screaming. 



I about died over this encounter. Something about little kids with big backpacks and siblings holding hands.    These 2 are the best of friends and Ruby is desperate to be like the big kids.  She just refuses to stay little for me. 

There were a few tears, but mostly smiles dropping Crew off for his first day.  He loves school and is the best at making me read with him everyday.  



And Costco with one kid!!!  Obviously I don't know how to order food for 1 child though. :)  

Life and time are a weird thing, can't believe I have 3 kids in school. 



 And bless half day kindergarten.  
  

An example of Crew's kindergarten cuteness:
He got a new teacher this week, so I asked him if he missed Mrs. Bauman.  His response:

"No, I didn't miss her.  Because every time I felt sad about her not being here I just thought of her and it made me happy.  I have a really big brain mom, so I can think of lots of memories of Mrs. Bauman". 

Love these kids.  Love their teachers.  And love I get Ruby all to myself a little longer.  


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Holly
I LOVE THESE KIDS.

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School's out for summer

Jun 8, 2015
It has been an amazing school year for these two.  

August 2014


May 2015


Let's start with Miles. This kid has loved every minute of preschool. Last year he always talked about how Miss Karli was his best friend, but this year, he actually made friends in his class!! Although Miss Karli was still in the top five. :)  


He pretty much had the best preschool teacher ever and I'm sure I'll be calling her next year crying and asking for advice. She's just one of those teachers that was able to see Miles for who he really was and was able to work with and motivate him in the most positive way possible.  


I seriously almost cried at the parent teacher conference having to say goodbye to her and having the fear that he might not be as lucky in the teacher department next year. 


We are also devastated to be done with Talking Time.


Miles' speech has come so far from when we started almost 2 years ago.  Once again he had some of the best teachers ever and I will miss them.  They never got frustrated with him and just worked and worked to find out the best way to motivate and get him to perform at his full potential.  

He is so ready for kindergarten thanks to these 3 amazing teachers and is always talking about how he needs to read and do his homework this summer cause he's going to be a kindergartner. :)


I have tons of anxiety about how he will do next year in a public school setting, but I've already met with the principal to discuss his needs and I really feel like they are willing to work with us! But really, who couldn't love this kid?!?  

I CANNOT believe Macey will be a third grader!  I of course shed a few tears after dropping her off on the last day of second grade.  


She has grown so much this year, made lots of new friends, kept her love for school and already misses it, one week into summer.  Plus, the clothes she wore on the first day of school don't even fit her anymore. :(


I'm am over joyed to have her home with me for the whole summer though and I guess I'll just have to make sure we have lots of fun, so she won't miss her school friends too much.  

I also have to document some of things I did for Teacher Appreciation Week.  It was a crazy couple weeks getting ready, but I think it all turned out and I hope the teachers felt the love.  

We celebrated school getting out by meeting some of our friends at our favorite park (meaning no swings) on the last day of school.  


And then ended the day with our first neighborhood movie night.  

it's a good thing I love summer so much, or I might still be crying over the fact that these kids won't stop growing.  





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Angie
You are a rock star mom. I admire how fiercely you fight for Miles' needs. It's really cool. I also love how completely you adore Macey and have such a close relationship with her. I can see that lasting for your entire lives.
Nana
Macey changed a ton this last year. I love how Miles is always wearing his Ninga Turtle shirt. Miss Karli is a gem and she is so right about how smart Miles is.
Nana
Macey changed a ton this last year. I love how Miles is always wearing his Ninga Turtle shirt. Miss Karli is a gem and she is so right about how smart Miles is. You did a great job on your doors and pop. Your starting out with a great summer.

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