Life Update + Catching Up

It’s been a little quiet around here the past few weeks. The end of summer caught up with me QUICK. And then we had Brooks’ First Day of Kindergarten, and then Graham turned 4 and then we had Graham’s First Day of Pre-K – and then I got hit with the most awful case of poison ivy ever through most of that. Needless to say, its been a crazy month – I can’t believe summer is over, school has started and routine is the new normal. Something I totally have to get used to.

So let’s get caught up on everything that’s been going on over here since September started.

First Up – Brooks started Kindergarten.

He has taken to school BEAUTIFULLY. He loves the bus, he loves his teacher and he has made some good friends already. What I thought would be such a big adjustment for him, was no big deal. He went from going to preschool 3x a week for 3 hours to 5x a week for 6.5 hours! I am so happy that he is so happy and handling it all so well and I hope he continues to love school for years and years to come!

To go along with Brooks’ first day and having so many teacher friends, I know how important the parent & teacher {and child!} relationship is. I know how hard they work for our kids – and they definitely deserve more than they get for teaching our youth.

As a new mom to the Kindergarten + school system world – I want to stay on top of it and give our educators a little more love whenever possible. During his first week, Brooks and I put together a little Back to School treat for his teacher. What’s inside: a Target gift card {since you KNOW teachers are spending their own money on supplies for our kiddos}, a Burts Bees Lip balm, a pocket sized natural hand sanitizer, some tic tacs and a little Love Bugs Notes ❣️

Here’s a look at what I put together for his teacher and bus drivers:

After Brooks’ started school, we had Graham’s 4th Birthday!

Since we had the party at our new house, it was a birthday + housewarming of sorts. I wanted to do something special for the kids and the weather was perfect for some water fun. I scored this amazing double water slide on super sale at Target post Labor Day { similar one here} and it was the best decision ever. All the kiddos had an absolute blast and I can’t wait to bust it out again for summers to come!

Graham’s party was a Ninja Turtle Theme and it was really fun to put together for him. He was the most excited about his Leonardo piñata!

To go along with the Ninja Turtle Theme….Pizza Wrapping Paper!

After Graham’s Birthday he had his first day of school. Since we moved he had to change preschools and because of his birthday we moved him up in classes to a Pre-K program. So far so good, and fingers crossed he continues to enjoy it!

And while all these First Days of School + Birthdays have been going on, I’ve been battling a massive case of Poison Ivy. I’ve been doing a TON of yard work over the past few months and apparently we have it growing in the perimeter of our yard. I must have wiped my glove on my neck at some point and that’s where it all began.

Started really nasty on my neck and by my right eye – since then it’s made its way all over my legs, right arm and stomach. It’s gnarly and slowwwwwly getting better. But now the bigger problem is getting rid of it in the yard so the kids, dog and I don’t get it {again!}

Poison Ivy is the WORST.

In other, news – not poison ivy or kid related – I’ve been swimming. I’m not a swimmer. But I’ve been swimming. And it feels good. My goal each swim has been 40 laps – nothing crazy but definitely a challenge.

And it feels good.

I’m looking forward to keeping this up through the winter months and excited to see how my body continues to react!

So there you have it, my end of summer + so far in September life update. It’s craziness over here, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I’ve got SO MUCH to fill you in on from August and through the rest of this month. So many travels and fun things we’ve done that I defiantly want to share. The next few days might be a bit of catching up from all that, but I hope you enjoy it! Stay tuned for the next!

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2 Comments

  • Reply Patty September 13, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Lots of firsts and excitement for sure! So happy the boys are adjusting to the new phases in their lives, new house, new school, new friends! Dang and Be Gone Poison Ivy!

  • Reply ERICA September 15, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    That looks like an awesome day on his birthday! No Bueno to the posin ivy though! I hope that’s better!

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