crosby had a rough week with croup, but he had his first tee ball game on thursday! overall, he did well all things considered.
after a short work day on friday, we were back on campus to tailgate before the ucf game.
friday night lights!
the knights win!
five miles before our busy morning.
between the four of us, we were three different places on saturday morning. work, soccer, and tee ball. so thankful for friends who treat my kids as their own, cheer for, and take pictures of while we weren’t there. it takes a village!
fort building on a lazy saturday.
another lazy afternoon on sunday. just what we needed.
i wish we would have started this on saturday. now i’m determined to finish!
after a busy friday and saturday morning, we did nothing the rest of the weekend. i really wanted it to be a true fall weekend with football and pumpkin spice everything, but it was still 90 degrees out, so we stayed inside. it was still glorious and a much needed chance to regroup before a crazy busy season that is right around the corner.
The kids started school one week ago! I have to say there was much less anticipation leading up to the first day, unlike last year. It was really interesting to go back and read last year’s post, especially since Crosby was starting at a different school last year before we made the decision only a couple weeks later to quickly change to his current school. It seems so much longer ago! Nonetheless, he’s is starting VPK (voluntary pre-kindergarten) this year, which means only one more year until they are going to the same school again!
Kenley started first grade with one less tooth this year! Greg pulled her top tooth the night before school started. Even a week later, her smile still catches me off guard! She was so looking forward to getting back to school, meeting her teacher, and the new friends in her class. She was also happy to find out that some of her old friends are in her extended day class so it’s the best of both worlds!
We headed to Crosby’s school first which was super busy and full of families dropping off their kids. He did such a great job. We made our way to Kenley’s school next since we were allowed to walk her in on the first day. I was happy to see that our sidewalk chalk wasn’t washed away by the rain the night before.
Both of the kids had great first days of school. We are looking forward to a great year!
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.
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!
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.
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!
They both had great first days and they’re ready to tackle the 2017-2018 school year!
Last month, we all headed to SeaWorld for the kids’ field trip day! We were so happy that their classes went on the field trip on the same day which allowed us to make a day of it. Greg and I went as chaperones and drove down ourselves so we could stay a little later in the day.
With their classmates, they got to do two rides: Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins and Wild Arctic and see two shows: Clyde and Seamore’s Sea Lion High and One Ocean. The kids also touched the sting rays and watched the dolphins. We had never seen the sea lion show so that was something new and fun to experience. After their classes left, they rode the Shamu roller coaster twice before we headed home.
It was a hot and exhausting day, but it was educational and we all had so much fun! We chose not to renew our annual passes this year, so it was a perfect way to end our time with SeaWorld, for a little while at least.
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.
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.
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.