Monday, August 12, 2013

The Start of our First full week

Today is the start of our first full week of school. We'll see how this is going to go! I'm still currently off on Monday's, so I got to go to Michelle's to get her on the bus and take photos. Today their normal bus was running late, so they had to get on another bus to go to school.

Then since I was off, I got to go to Mom's to get her off the bus and get some photos. On Monday's they get off at Mom's house since Michelle is still at work. And then Wednesday mornings they get on at Mom's cause it's a late day and Michelle and I are at work. Mom is going to really enjoy that cause she gets to fix them their breakfast every week. The kids love it too, cause they actually get a "breakfast" and not a grab what you can and get ready breakfast. We are very fortunate to still have our parents living in our school district that they can take care of the kids if need be. I know if it wasn't for Mom, getting them on the bus on Wednesday mornings, Josie would have to do before school care.

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Friday, August 9, 2013

The Big Kindergarten Day & Riley's 10th Birthday Party

Josie woke up today ready to go! She was super excited to go see her classroom and her teacher.

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I took her to her classroom and hung around for a few minutes. She had no problems whatsoever with me leaving. Me on the other hand! I had to hold back the tears as I was walking down the hall to the car. The tears never surfaced, but it was definitely hard! By 1:30 in the afternoon I was texting Emily to see how things were going. I've never been away from Josie without any contact whatsoever through the day. This is really weird!

She got off at Michelle's house and I sent Mom up there to get photos of her getting off of her first bus ride. She was all smiles!

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That night we celebrated Riley's birthday. Michelle had pizza and cookies. And the kids played on a homemade slip and slide. Visquin, Soap & Water. They had a blast. I'm really surprised someone didn't get hurt they way they were going down that thing.

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Ready for Kindergarten!

Well after a very frustrating week, we finally found out that Josie gets to go to school tomorrow. She should have started on Wednesday but because she was an early enrollment, they supposedly had to wait for the count to come in before she would be allowed to go. This was all fine and dandy other than the fact that I knew their count was low. I knew they had a full Kindergarten class and a K/1st grade split class. Plenty of room! The other thing is she is only two days off the cut off date. The cut off is August 1st and her birthday is on the 3rd. Very aggravating to say the least!!!!

But anyway, we finally got a call on Thursday afternoon that she could come to school on Friday. She was super excited when I got home from work to get all her stuff packed and ready to go. I just hope the excitement stays throughout her school years.

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Big Day!

So today is the big number 5! She woke up so happy and ready to start her day. We let her open her presents before we left the house and then we took her to breakfast wherever she wanted to go. We were thinking she would want "The Red Barn" (Bob Evans) but NO, she chooses McDonald's. Surprise, Surprise!

After we ate breakfast we went to pick up her birthday cake. I've learned to delegate some things. Even though I could have done the cake, why waste time on that stuff when someone else can do it. Gives me more time to put my energy in the decorating.

So she finally got the IPod she wanted. She was super excited about that!

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We got to the church building around noon and started back in on decorating and getting the food ready. It turned out really pretty! Even Princess Belle approved.

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Now, what to do next year! She's already talking about it, but we will see how much it changes between now and then.

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Friday, August 2, 2013

Getting Ready for Princess Belle!

It's that time again! Josie's 5th birthday party. I can't believe she is 5 already. Time is a ridiculous thing!

I had a lot of help this year getting things ready for Josie's party. Thank God that my family is always there to help when it's needed or it would not have gotten done.

Just a few photos from the day before while we were getting things ready.

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