14 October 2019

Preschool Graduation

Crew enjoyed water day on his last day of preschool.
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I stayed to volunteer and helped at the sand art and necklace making stations.
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After an adorable musical program, the preschoolers were promised popsicles.
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Finn finagled his way into getting a popsicle too.
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We adored Crew's preschool and teacher and are so happy that Finn will get to attend next year while Crew is off at Kindergarten.


13 October 2019

Once Upon a Lily Pad

Nash had the very important role of Egret #3 in the second grade musical, Once Upon a Lily Pad.
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Second graders sure are cute.
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Of course I made Nash pose in his egret costume (and too small baseball pants).
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Meanwhile, Finn rolled down the grassy hill over and over.
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Crew and Finn enjoyed the play just as much as I did.
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12 October 2019

Maycember

The end of the school year is busier than December with all of the projects, parties and performances so I like to call it Maycember.

Nash did a report on Albert Einstein.
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Blake had a strings performance. 
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He carried that cello back and forth to school twice a week in addition to his backpack.
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Crew had crazy hair day at preschool.
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Finn was sad that Crew was getting all of the attention.
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So he posed for me too.
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Nash and Blake had a spring piano recital.
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Nash won an award for being the top reader in his class. His teacher pushed the Scholastic Reading Counts program like no other and had a huge competition going on all year. Nash was super motivated by this and was neck and neck with a couple of other kids in his class. It was a huge accomplishment to receive that medal.
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The top two readers from each class got to stand up and be recognized in front of the whole school.
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Nash's brothers were especially proud of him.
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Blake made him the sweetest card to congratulate him.
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Nash had the same teacher for two years in a row because she moved up a grade and she was so great for him. She believed in him and pushed him to be better. I credit her for his love of reading. Sometimes I think she understood Nash and his potential more than me! I'm so grateful for outstanding teachers. Nash is sure going to miss her next year. 
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We survived Maycember and celebrated the last day of school with the 5th grade clap out. Our friend Reese graduated from elementary school and I got a little teary thinking about how that will be Blake next year.
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11 October 2019

Mother's Day

I usually only have one request for Mother's Day and that is to get a photo with my boys. This year they did not disappoint. A photo with everyone looking and smiling? Best gift ever.
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My brother and his family and my parents were in town which made it a really fun day. The boys' cousin Ollie could fit right in as a brother.
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One of the best moments of the weekend was when my mom, sister-in-law and I went to a special broadcast and lunch, followed by a walk on the beach. When we pulled back into our driveway, we discovered that my dad had taken on a project to make the handle bars higher on our men's bike. Nothing could prepare us for the height of those handle bars and we about died laughing when we saw him tinkering in the driveway.
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My dad also taught Crew how to ride a bike in about ten minutes. Crew had already learned how to balance on his balance bike and I couldn't believe what an easy transition it was to pedals.
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It was so much fun for him to have a big crowd cheering him on.
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We capped off Mother's Day at the park with a little baseball.
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And of course, more bike riding. Crew couldn't get enough and rode around and around well past dark.
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This Mother's Day was a good one.