Sing Songs, Bring Sweets

Roaring Twenties!

This past Monday, it was 1920’s Dress Up Day to celebrate the twentieth day of school!  Such fun!!

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She’s so outgoing and confident.  She amazes me every single day!  I just love being her mom 🙂

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Whew! We’re still here!

Unsurprisingly, back to school has been a beautiful whirlwind.  The days are full of activity.  I’m happy to report that both kids are absolutely loving school, and I’m having a blast teaching at Jed’s preschool!  Jed and I don’t have school on Fridays, which makes it a perfect blogging time.

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Gearing up for our daily walk to school.

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Giant sticks will never lose their magic.

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Legos forever!

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Jed always notices butterflies.  He helped this one find the courage to fly out of the street.

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Eliza is full of happiness and energy after school!  And Jed will find any gun-shaped stick.

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Hanging out at Kingwood Ag headquarters with a new friend from kindergarten.  And also a baby lamb:-)

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Bliss from a cat-shaped cakepop.

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So silly at HEB!

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HEB is always an adventure!  I will miss these precious times so much when they are too big for the car basket.

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Another amazing marvel on the way to school.  An imperial moth!

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We have so many opportunities to study nature!

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Each Wednesday, Jed explores nature at Tadpole Club with JJ and Papa!

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Crazy hair day!

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We’ve been enjoying these rainy days!  So far, we’ve still been able to walk to and from school.

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Crazy hat day!

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Fun and love!

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“Look, Mom!  I covered my face with lipstick!”

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Pizza making with Millie!

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Creative time with cousins!

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Our dining room looks cheerful now!

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Fancy for a wedding!

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How he feels about Aldi these days.

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Fun and food art with JJ!

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I love to watch him play legos!

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Saying goodbye to Peter Pan, her favorite chapter book of the summer!

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She was a little reluctant to return it.

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Just a little back to school shopping.

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Meet the teacher night!

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Jed brings a snack to school every day, and Eliza brings two!  So Amy and I got our snack game on.

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It’s the first day of school!

We walked Eliza to her kindergarten classroom, then Jed and I headed to his preschool (where I’ll be teaching right across the hall)!  The kids were so excited to wake up and go to school!  It was a really great day.  I LOVE that both schools are within walking distance of our house!  It’s magical:-)

I’ve heard that the beginning of kindergarten can be a very emotional time for moms, but I was fine!  It’s probably because Eliza is very confident and has been ready for kindergarten for a long time.

Jed also had a great day!  He loves school, and he really enjoys being in a classroom environment.  I can’t wait for him to make some new friends!

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My camera was still a little foggy, but Jed was feeling silly!

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She was so ready!!

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I don’t know why he gives me a constipated face when I ask him to smile.

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Such a big guy!

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Squee!!!!!

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Goodbye hugs!

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We’re excited to get started!

A little mini trip to Austin!

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Tracie and Justin, my friends in Austin, are having a girl!!

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And more singing from the little lady who never stops singing:

 

 

Kemah!

We met up with some Corpus friends on the boardwalk this past Sunday.  So hot, but so much fun!

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Aquarium Restaurant.  So relaxing!

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Jed was SO excited about the Ferris Wheel!  

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Back home, and time for superhero battles.

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The kids are really into Peter Pan lately.  If you’re familiar with the Broadway show, you might know this song:

Marvel Superheros!

Quality father-son time.  What a blast!

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All set!

Whew!  Thanks for hangin’ with me, folks!  I got my computer mostly cleaned up, so we’re back in action:-)

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Uncle Michael came for a visit!  We are SO happy he’s moving close to us!

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Jimmy and his BFF.

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Breakfast tea!

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Uncle Michael treated us to manicures!  

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And a fancy lunch!

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She’s one-of-a-kind! 

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Uncle Michael is so lucky…he got to meet Tinker Bell!

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We found an owl feather!  Absolutely magical.

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“Mom, I need to take a picture of you while we’re our nature walk.”

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In case you’re wondering why there aren’t many pictures of Jed–he’s not feeling too cooperative lately.

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This is what I get when I ask him to smile.

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So glad GaGa came to stay with us for a few days!  Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a decent photo because Jed kept being a creepy photobomber.

Even more progress today!

Slowly but surely, my computer is getting its much-needed cleanup!  I’m going as fast as possible!

Coming along…

I got so much computer cleaning done today!  Yay!  We should be up and running again very soon:-)  Thanks again for hanging in there!