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Monday, August 22, 2016

Fifth Grader!

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There might have been a few tears as we walked in Miss O to her last day first day of elementary school. It was just yesterday that my chubby cheeked girl with her purple backpack, walked in to kindergarten. I saw all those big kids and thought it will be a long time before she will be there and all of sudden her she is- ten years old and such an incredible person. 


Her she is on her first day of Kindergarten. I left her room and barely made it out of the school where I started sobbing and I am not a huge crier. I fully admitted that I wanted her back right away and that was he longest day ever. The boy, my mother in law and I watched the clock until we could get her. 


She skipped home that day loving every minute of it and for the most part has enjoyed school. Yes their has been ups and downs but as we approach this last year, we know that when it is all over, it will be missed deeply. 

The growth you see in your child is amazing. They blossom like a flower and begin to show who they are becoming. She went from a shy kid to one who speaks her mind when she feels it. We aren't far from the teen years and I am not looking forward to it. She already is moody but that what being a tween is. 

I still have years at the school with the boy who is starting First grade. I know that I will be just as teary eyed the day we take him to fifth grade but with him right now I am jumping for joy!


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Friday, August 19, 2016

Back to School Again

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I didn't realize I took the whole summer off from blogging. Though honestly it would have been to hard. It was crazy here and the kids were gone for about half the summer and the half they were here were gone in a flash. 

We stayed later in Wisconsin because the hubs had his 25 year high school reunion. We looked good and young in comparison to some. One even showed off their grand baby who wasn't much younger than our youngest.  That made me feel real old fast and I still have a few years to that mark. 

So I had to do lots of things to get ready from afar and when we arrived back in town, a ton of boxes were sitting here waiting for me. THANK YOU PRIME! I bought stuff for their lunches, and to organize the fridge which is so nice now and you can see everything. 

So the big project I worked on was updating our family command center. I had it spread out some and   the biggest issue was lunch stuff which seemed to live where ever the kids set it down last year which was mainly on the kitchen table. So I drafted a plan and bought the cutest console table which I haven't hear the end of it from my Mother who wanted the same one which she is still on the fence about (it changes daily if she does or doesn't want it). 

So I took all the important things and consolidated. Added our big weekly calendar, a small monthly one, a cork board, chore chart and of course some fun decorations. The table top holds pens, and in the basket is our charging station for the massive amounts of phones and tablets we have here. 

I got two metal bins for the shelf for the lunch kits, water bottles and anything else they might need. It will be the kids job to put thier stuff away there every day. I even created a new checklist for them to work from before they can have devices or television. 

I really like how it turned out and it is just the right size and place in the house. It has helped my hubby even be more organized. 




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