Saturday, August 31, 2013

Back to school time...

Well, the summer was great and before we knew it, it was time for these girls to head back to school. Liv is doing Pre-K at Aviston, so there was MUCH excitement about the girls FINALLY getting to be at the same school! I LOVE that they are best of friends. :) Some times they are on the playground at the same time, and those are the best days EVER!! ha! The love that they can see each other at school. Abby LOVES having her little sister there. It's so sweet!! And, speaking of my big girl, she was off to 2nd grade! Where does the time go?
We had Open House the night before Abby went back. This was the only photo I got. I was slacking that night...too much talking and catching up and answering 500 questions about when the baby would be here! ha! ;)
 Abby started back a day before Liv, so we got to celebrate the first day of school twice!
 A better shot of the shoes!! ;)
 Finally growing into her backpack...a little.

 My sweet girl!! :) Always so proud of her!!

 With her BFF, Avery! They are in the same class...SCORE!!
 And, the following day it was Liv's turn...oh, exciting!!! :)

 I just want to grab her and take her back home and swaddle her like a baby. How can she be so big already!?!?! :(
 She even had a locker...BIG STUFF!!
 With her sweet little friend, Lila! Lila's big sister is in Abby's grade and one of her best friends, so these 2 know each other pretty well already...and, they are trouble! ha! But, so cute, you can't hardly stand it! :)
 With her teacher! :)
I feel like I need a little update on both girls before we add another to the mix. First of all, and I am not just saying this because they are mine, they really are such good kids. We are so fortunate. They are sweet and well behaved (for the most part-ha!) and we just have SO much fun with them.

Abby-I can't believe she is in 2nd grade and will be 8 soon. WOW!! She loves school and is so smart. I really, really hope that school always comes so easily for her. She does such a good job on all of her school work. We couldn't ask for anything more from her. She is fairly quiet and flies under the radar most of the time while at school, until it's recess, PE, lunch or one of the times when she gets to be social with her friends! Then, the real Abby comes out! haha! She has lots of sweet little friends, and I love that we are at a small school where she is with the same kids for years, we know their families, etc. It's so nice. I got the best compliment on her the other day. One of my friends, who has a little boy in Abby's class, sent me a note and told me that she just wanted me to know that Abby had been so sweet to her son when he was having a hard time with 2nd grade. Their lockers are right next to each other, and she had seen Abby being a good friend to him! :) THAT is the stuff that makes me the most proud. She is a VERY creative child. She loves art and is OBSESSED with music. She loves to write songs and research music. She can tell you who sings what, when it came out, recite every lyric, etc. She loves to sing and wants to learn how to play the guitar, so we are looking into starting lessons for her. She loves to read, and is an excellent little reader. She took the summer off from tumbling but wanted to start back up in gymnastics doing bars and beam, etc., so she started back a couple of weeks ago and is loving her new gym, new coach, new class. She is doing awesome, too. And, she moved up to Brownies this year in Girl Scouts. We've only had one meeting so far, but she really enjoys it.

Liv-Our Livvy Lou will be FIVE in just 19 days!! I really can't believe that. Like I said, she started Pre-K at the 'big' school, and LOVES it. She goes 5 days a week, but only in the afternoons, so I still get my mornings with her! :) She is my little sidekick. She loves to do anything and everything we are doing. Doesn't matter if its cleaning or working, etc. she wants to help, and she is a work horse. I can give her any job and I know it will be done...and, done correctly. She is wild and funny and such a goof ball. We crack up at her all. day. long. Never a dull moment. But, in total contrast, she is VERY quiet at school. She is very much an observer until she is 100% sure of a situation. But, like her big sister, she also does very well at school. She really could have started Kindy this year, but the cut off date here is Sept. 1st so she missed it by 19 days, but that's okay! She will be even more prepared for next year. :) She is also still in gymnastics, of course. The kid flips NON-STOP! I have never seen anything like it. Scott's Dad built a gymnastics bar for the girls and installed it yesterday. I am pretty sure we will never get her off of it. She has asked for a balance beam next. And, if she wants it, she will find a way to get it! ha! She is the most convincing child I have ever known. She can talk anyone into anything. She really needs to be an attorney! ha!

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About Me

Welcome to our life! :) Our life seems to be a constant 3 ring circus these days, but we have a lot of fun, laugh a lot and enjoy every minute of it (okay...almost every minute-haha!) Scott and I have been married for almost 9 years, and we are the parents of 2 amazing daughters, and another little one on the way. This blog is a way to keep in touch with family and friends. It also serves as a 'year book' of sorts for our family. Enjoy!!