my weekend in photos

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i’m not sure why they are sitting in that spot, but she’s “reading” to him and it was the cutest moment of the night.

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we headed out to the fall festival that was held at crosby’s school on friday night.

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ooey gooey fun!

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brains and eyeballs!

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crosby was excited to show us his class science project!

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i was back at it on saturday morning with an early alarm to meet the girls for a run. i wasn’t sure how it would go, but i got in five miles and some quality time with the girls.

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after our run, we chatted over coffee at starbucks. it was a great start to saturday.

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we took on the monster taco for lunch at tijuana flats for the day of outrageousness. greg and i definitely shared it.

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we headed down to legoland for brick or treat on saturday. it was so fun! more photos to come tomorrow.

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sunday consisted of church, food prep, and family photos! we had a great weekend home after two weekends away. this month is flying by!

how was your weekend?

6 Years Old!

Kenley Dee is six years old today! I will let her tell you a little bit about herself with her annual birthday interview.

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What is your name? Kenley
How old are you? 5, I mean 6!
What is your favorite thing to do? Going on roller coasters
What do you want to be when you grow up? A hotel keeper (Can you tell we’ve been traveling?)
What is your favorite food? Donuts
Who do you like to spend your time with? Caelyn and Caleb
What do you do really well? Jumping on the couch
What makes you laugh? When daddy tickles me
What is the best time of the day? I don’t know. Afternoon because you don’t nap in the afternoon
What are you afraid of? Monsters under my bed
Who is your best friend? Kyler
What do you like to do with your family? Go on roller coasters
What do you like to learn about? That you have to listen
Where do you like to go? Amusement park
What is your favorite book? The spooky spooky book
If you had one wish what would it be? To hug Mommy and Daddy 100 times in the night
What is your favorite color? Purple and pink
What is your favorite TV show? Sophia the First
What is your favorite animal? Zebra
What is your favorite movie? Trolls
What is your favorite drink? Strawberry daiquiri (She still thinks we’re on vacation).
What is your favorite holiday? Halloween
What is your favorite restaurant? Wendy’s
What is your favorite place to go? Kyler’s house
What is your favorite song? Fight Song (Rachel Platten) 
What is the best part about school? Playing computers
What is your favorite cereal? The square things (Frosted Mini Wheats)
What is your favorite snack? Muffins
What do you like to take to bed? Minnie!
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play hide and go seek
What is your favorite fruit? Grapes with no seeds in it
What is your favorite ice cream? Mint chip
What is your favorite outfit? Dress, a long long dress
Where do you live? (says street name), I mean Florida, United States
What is your favorite sport? Soccer

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Kenley started gymnastics at the beginning of the summer and has really enjoyed it. She’s taking a little break now with the craziness of October, but we’re planning to start it back up again soon. She also just finished her soccer season. This was the first season with goalies, so it was a little more challenging. She had a great time despite missing a couple games due to the hurricane and our trips.

The transition to kindergarten has gone really well. We meet with her teacher next week for our first parent/teacher conference. It’s hard to believe she’ll get her first report card this week! She really likes school, her teacher, and recess. She’s been making new friends but also mentions that she misses her friends from her old school (who all go to different elementary schools now). I sometimes forget that we are “elementary school” parents. It doesn’t quite seem possible! I am excited to get involved with the school this year.

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Happy birthday sweet girl!

my weekend in photos

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friday night car ride.

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saturday morning run with the girls.

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soccer saturday with a little drizzle.

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and some champagne.

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my little man.

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soccer stars.

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crosby said “mommy, you have to take a picture of this.”

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despite the rainy forecast, it turned out to be a sunny and hot day at magic kingdom.

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in our race car on the speedway.

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kenley was bummed that space mountain was closed, but he loved the robot!

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it’s a small world!

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having a magical day.

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mr. no nap was in rare form on sunday.

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dinner at ten 10 brewery which is our new favorite spot.

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we had a great weekend saying goodbye to september and hello to our favorite month!

how was your weekend?

my weekend in photos

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mumford & sons concert with the girls on thursday.

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picture day on friday!

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friday rainbow.

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12 miles with the girls on saturday morning.

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saturday morning soccer!

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watching moana with the twins.

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he built a cruise boat.

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i never realize how long his hair really is until it’s been cut.

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ready, set, go!

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sunday funday.

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a little crafting tonight. we’re disney ready!

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we had a great weekend. how was yours?

first day of school {august 2017}

The kids are officially back in school!

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There was a lot of anticipation, discussion, and nervousness (on my part) leading up to the first day of school. The kids would be heading off to two different schools for the first time ever. We started the morning with pictures, of course, then all loaded into one car to make the rounds for drop off.

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We took Crosby to his school and we all went in to drop him off. I was really nervous about leaving him there without Kenley, but he marched in there like he owned the place and was perfectly fine! On the ride home at the end of the day, he told Greg “I like this school” like it was the first time he was ever there. He also asked where Kenley was… ha!

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After Crosby’s drop off, we headed back to drop Kenley off. Greg and I had the opportunity to walk her into the school and into her classroom since it was the first day. When we arrived, I realized this was allowed for all parents, not just kindergarten, so it was a party! We saw Kyler and snapped the cutest picture ever before the girls headed to their classrooms.

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We said goodbye once she was in her classroom and headed to work. She was quiet and was taking it all in, but she was excited and not sad at all!

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They both had great first days and they’re ready to tackle the 2017-2018 school year!

Kenley’s VPK Graduation

Kenley has officially completed VPK (voluntary pre-kindergarten)! Her little graduation ceremony was held on Wednesday at the Orlando Repertory Theatre in downtown Orlando. It was our first time at the Orlando Rep and I have already decided that we’ll be back this year to see a show. It was so nice and super kid friendly.

The ceremony was at 1pm so it was just the three of us since Crosby was still at school. As a little gift, we got Kenley the Oh, the Places You’ll Go! book. I’m not sure I’ve ever read the book or it’s been quite a while since I have, so I got a little teary-eyed reading it to her before we headed into the ceremony.

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The ceremony was quick and adorable. All of the graduates got to walk or roll across stage to get their diploma and their photo taken. Kenley was so nervous and was fidgeting with her hands and dress the whole time. All of the classes from the two campuses sang a little song together at the end to close the ceremony.

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After visiting with her current teachers and former teachers, we headed out for a bite to eat and a drink with some friends. It was such a fun and bittersweet day. We’re so excited for the next step into kindergarten at a new school, but also so sad for her to leave the amazing school that we’ve been with for the last five years. We are so thankful for the amazing teachers, staff, and administrators that have made our experience there so great.

Kindergarten, here she comes!