Schools out for summer

Jun 6, 2016
Miles did it! He made it through kindergarten and did pretty awesome too!  



He of course had his moments.  You know where I had to drag him into his classroom kicking and screaming.  But, then the kids would cheer and chant his name, Mrs. Lee would put her arm around him and tempt him with smelly stickers and getting to try a hard book, and I would turn and run out the door while he was distracted.  
 


I do not know what we would of done without Mrs. Lee.  She pushed him, motivated him, left him alone when he needed to be, saw his potential and most importantly, loved this kid deeply.  

first day of kindergarten vs last day


She told me he is one of her all time favorites and will never forget him.  I might of shed a tear.  This kid has just been blessed with amazing teachers and we all pray it will continue into 1st grade.  :)


Macey was also blessed with an awesome teacher, who told me she wished she had 20 Macey's in her class.  


first day of 3rd grade vs last day


Macey had a pretty rough class this year and would get frustrated by their lack of listening and respect they showed her teacher.  One night she asked me, "Why don't they want to learn? Don't they know how lucky they are to get to go to school?"  :)  



Despite her constant frustration with the loudness of her class, she had a great year and it was good for her to learn how to work and deal with kids that were hard for her.  



And like always, she still cried on the last day of school, because she is just going to miss all her friends so much. :)


We did our normal end of school stuff.


And met our friends at the park, like we always do.  


And I brought cookies and drinks from Sodalicious to celebrate!


We have a lot of kids!

It's crazy to think we've been through 4 school years together!! 

We met dropping our kids off for the first day of kindergarten and they both tried to make me feel better about crying.  :)  



Can't believe we are done with another school year and how much these 2 have grown.  

Glad I get the summer to hang out with them!  




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Back to School

Sep 8, 2015
These 2 have been back in school for a few weeks now and I am finally starting to adjust.  


We did our annual back to school brown lunch bag dinner.  Miles loved being one of the special kids. :)




Macey was all excitement for the start of 3rd grade.  


She DID NOT want me to drive her to school, she wanted to ride the bus.  But I won, and got to drive her.  Although I was instructed no pictures.  :)


I was proud of myself for not crying after drop off, but that doesn't mean I wasn't devastated to loose my mini BFF.  


This girl is growing up and is rocking 3rd grade already.  


love her.  


Now onto Miles.  


He had his kindergarten assessment during Macey's first week of school.  It was anything but smooth.  There was crying, hiding, screaming, throwing of objects and a refusal to follow directions.  Pretty much it was horrible.  


The good thing is, after that circus act, they at least gave me the teacher I wanted him to have. :)  And things have been mostly on the up from there.    

Miles had lots of nervousness and excitement about the first day.  


I was preparing myself for an all out wrestling match to get him to stay.  But he did awesome and surprised me with how brave he was.     


Not only did he get the best teacher, he also got some good friends in his class, which has made it so much easier on both of us.  


I didn't shed any tears until the drive back home, which was a vast improvement from Macey's first day of kindergarten!



While he's had a few episodes in class, he has a great teacher who is willing to work with him and knows how capable he actually is.  


Macey picks him up everyday after school and Mrs. Lee said she's never seen a brother love his sister like Miles loves Macey. :)


I am thankful for wonderful teachers who love, teach, and take care of my kids when I can't be with them.  



Tags: school3rd gradekindergartenmaceymiles
nana
How did they get so big? Miles smile for his school picture is so him, love it. Macey loving all holidays except your favorite Halloween. =) Macey looks so grown up. Mrs. Lee is right Miles love his sister. Love these kids!!
andrea
This is so sweet, Kelsey. You are such a good record keeper. I wish I would have asked my kids those questions every year!! I love how much Miles loves Macey. Too sweet! Macey looks so tall too :)
angie
You just exude good mothering to me. The way you talk about, love and worry about your kids, the pride you show in them... it's inspiring, Kelsey.

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