Happy end of August! I can't believe that my baby turned 5 AND started kindergarten! For some bizarre reason I was totally freaked out in May when I found out that we would drop Milo off at the door the first day (along with the fact that he kept telling us he didn't want to go, he just wanted to stay home with me), but a few weeks ago I totally mellowed and wasn't worried about him at all! We went to the Open House on Monday night and after he saw the classroom, he was ready to go!
Tuesday, the 21st, Milo turned 5 and had his first day of school! I was so excited for him that I was practically bouncing off the walls that morning. He was not adverse to it at all, wore his backpack the whole way down (We walk him since our district doesn't bus), and even "galloped" down the hill next to the school! He looked a little nervous going into the building by himself, but he didn't even look back. Jesse and I held it together but Lena was upset that we left him.
He's thoroughly enjoyed his first three days, he can't remember anyone's name yet, but he has brought home colorings and some tracing of letters he's done.
Lena has adjusted just fine to being the only one home with me.
Onto the pictures!
We went to Clear Lake with our friends, the Mann's , and this was our first excursion in the water. Lena loved it, shock!
Milo and Olivia on the tube, over by the island. They were hilarious on this thing!
Lena loved sitting on the tube! It was so relaxing that she fell asleep on it! I thought she was just looking at the water until I realized she was OUT! She was also so relaxed on the boat that she took her naps there. :)
This was the kids favorite thing to do by the end of the weekend. They took these mats out in the shallow end and would "surf" on them. Of course the 3 on the left (Milo, Bree, and Liv) would fall down giggling as soon as they stood up. Grace is the only one that would remain standing!
My little monkey! She will do this on a piece of furniture or anything she can! She starts taking classes at Fun-n-Fitness on Wednesday morning! We need something to occupy our time while Milo's at school...
Me and the kiddos on the train at the zoo.
Our little comic took all of her Weeblos and put them down her onesie, it was hilarious! It looked like she had a bunch of tumors around her belly.
My kids being silly when I pulled out the camera. Shock, Lena did whatever Milo did. :)
A good picture of Jesse and Lena, she's not squinting!
The AWESOME pirate ship cake I made for Milo's birthday party!!! I'm very happy with it and everyone loved it (it was delicious, too!). The guy that works at SoccerZone said it was the coolest cake he'd ever seen and took a picture of it to show his girlfriend. He also said they were going to a wedding that night and that no matter what that cake looked like, it wouldn't compare to this one!
It's hard to get good shots on a soccer field with 25 kids running around...
Um, yeah, you can get a little dirty on the field...
Milo's jet pack that Aunt Stacy made him, he loves it!!
Milo's 1st day of Kindergarten!!! I was so happy that he was willing to get his picture taken that I didn't care about anything else!
Jesse went into work late the first day of school so that he could walk Milo down with us. He also left work early so he could be there when it was time to pick him up! I turned around as we were walking to school and just LOVED what I saw!!!
Milo calls school his "work office" and loves that he's on the same schedule as Daddy. This morning he was telling me that he has to work today but then has two days off, then work for five, then gets 3 days off, what a smart kid!!
Have a great weekend!