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Monday, September 9, 2013

The First Day of School

Today was the very first "First Day of School" in our house.  I still can't believe how fast the girls are growing.  J1 started 4 y/o preschool and J2 started 3 y/o preschool.  I know it's only 3 days a week.  I know it's only 2 hours a day.  I know all these things but yet still got a little teary as I was leaving the school after dropping them off.  I can't believe how quickly my babies are growing up.  J1 has already lost 2 teeth.  We've had 2 visits from the tooth fairy and she's not even 5 yet!!!

I know that as a mom I am supposed to be thrilled that my girls are secure enough to leave me and go to school and not look back, but I have to admit that I was a little sad today that they didn't "need mommy" like some of the other kids did.

Both girls had wonderful days and raved about all that they did.  J1 even sang the alphabet song PERFECTLY tonight for the first time ever (she used to swap J and K in the order).  They love their teachers and are thrilled about their new school bags.  I even had a little homework of my own in the way of paperwork and packing a change of clothes for them to keep at school.

So we had a very successful first day.  I hope that everything goes just as smoothly tomorrow for the first day of dance class!!


Monday, July 8, 2013

Summer is HERE!!!

So Summer is striking back with a vengence.  We have had hot, humid, muggy weather with temps in the upper 80s+.  We finally got to go to the pool today.  We tried a different pool than we usually go to and I have to say I am totally in love with it!  The girls loved it and swam and swam.  It's zero depth and has a small little slide for them, a mushroom splasher and some spray splashers.  The area is way smaller than the waterpark so it's much easier for me to watch them both.  We had such a great day today and are looking forward to heading back later in the week!!

If you are interested here is a link to their website.

http://www.lockportpark.org/chaney_pool.php


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Summer is still not exactly here...

Well it's summer, at least it's supposed to be.  It still feels like spring (or fall even).  I just wish that we could have more than one day in a row with decent summer weather and not rain.  It's been quite annoying.  We haven't had the chance to go to the water park.  At least we were able to set up the slip n  slide for the girls in the backyard.  They do love having a waterslide as they call it.

It's been a busy summer so far.  Between recital, and Relay For Life, baseball and Mom's visit, we've been going and going.  J1's last baseball game is this weekend (after 3 rainouts).  I can't even believe how much she has improved over the course of a few months.  She really does enjoy it and Daddy loves helping her.

Mom brought a book for the girls when she came.  It's a take on "There was an Old Lady that Swallowed a Fly", it's about a coyote.  Well she read it to them every night and it's now their favorite book and after reading it so many times they can actually "read" it themselves.  They both know the book by heart and love to read it to Mommy and Daddy.  There is something so amazing and special in their little faces as they "read" to us.  The pride in their voices when they read the last line is so amazing.  I am so proud of them.  Now we just have to find some more books to teach them to "read".

We had a "Cousins Sleepover" last weekend.  My niece and nephew were here and it went fantastic.  The kids were all great.  They all went to bed, slept through the night and got along really well.  It was nice to see how they can all play together so nice with minimal drama.  With J2 and my nephew being so close in age I was prepared for all kinds of fights and sharing issues and I was so happy that there were none.  I was also worried for my nephew because we don't have any "boy" toys here.  Well he found a light up toy that we had gotten last year turned it into a light saber and had a blast.  It was definitely a very successful overnight.

The girls went to their first concert this past weekend also.  Zendaya was playing at our local festival.  They were very excited to see Rocky from "Shake It Up'.  J1 had a great time and danced and played and enjoyed herself.  J2 didn't get a nap and decided to take one there at the concert.  Not exactly sure how tired one has to be to pass out in the middle of a football field at a concert but she sure did.  We had a great time and it was nice family day.

I hope that the weather gets summery soon!!  Here's looking forward to the rest of the summer!!