Saturday, March 4, 2017

First Day Of Second Grade & Transitional Kindergarten!

We started the morning with waffles, bananas and milk!

 Lunches are an important part of a first day! I'm noticing that I packed them 60% juice which is odd since I normally only purchase 100%. And wowza, that's some dirty grout! SOME day I'll have countertops with no grout. However, I've recently found a great scrub brush that makes cleaning tile grout so much easier!
 I couldn't pick just one picture. They were all so cute of our excited little girl!

Morgan looked absolutely stunning in her big girl dress!

Morgan was so good with helping Charlotte and showing her the ropes.

Off to school they go with their new backpacks! Daniel commented how Charlotte's was the same size as her.
Red shoes!

While walking to class, she seemed relaxed and was even being her goofy self.

 I caught her as she entered her class for the first time.
 And met her teacher. Look at that baby face!
 Morgan helped her find her cubby.
And as we were saying goodbye, this happened.
 Look at daddy and big sister trying to console her. I love our family.
 No but seriously, looking back at these pictures, I honestly don't know how I left the classroom without her.

 Thankfully, the teacher's aide took her aside to try to get her settled while we exited the room. When I picked her up later that day and asked how her first day was, she said, "Worst day ever!" Lol! I thought, "Well, that's a great way to start the next 14 years of her life!" Thankfully, I'm happy to report that she does in fact love school and has proven to be quite studious. She excels in her work. Phew!
Poor Morgan doesn't love school but she does a good job of tolerating it. Thankfully, she's always mature about it and goes because she knows she has to. If there was a school full of art, she'd be in heaven!

Busy Night For The Tooth Fairy!

Both girls managed to lose a tooth around the same time so they asked to sleep in the same room for their visit from the tooth fairy. So we made a bed for Charlotte on the floor and lit the tooth fairy light that helps her know there are teeth that need picked up in that room.

I also think this was Charlotte's first time sleeping in Morgan's room. They were sooooo excited! Awe, I remember doing fun stuff like this with my sister. Brings back sweet memories.

Back To School Dinner Celebration!

 We started this cute tradition in our house where we have a special dinner right before the girls start another year of school. This year was extra special because we got to celebrate Charlotte too! She started Transitional Kindergarten. And Morgan started the 2nd grade.

I really need to invest in some more tableware. These are the only place mats I own.

We always have the girls' favorite, spaghetti and meatballs and some type of special dessert!

They love this tradition and I hope they continue to do so as they get older.

Crazy Hair, Cute Outfit!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Backyard Sprinkler Time!

One hot day this last summer, I turned on the sprinkler for the girls so we could enjoy some time outside. 

 After awhile, Morgan retreated back inside to air conditioning while Charlotte played outside and cracked me up!

 I know I'm her mom and that I'm biased, but her beauty is striking to me.

 She was pretending to be a ninja who was running on an obstacle course. Per her instruction, I'd say, "1-2-3, 3-2-1, On your mark, get ready, set, go!" She'd then take off and run around the chairs and fire pit, over to the slide, down the slide, through the sprinkler and then back to me! I sat there in the shade with a huge smile on my face the entire time just enjoying goofy, happy, fun Charlotte. She brings so much joy to my life.