15 October 2019

Spring According to My Phone

As usual, much of our on-the-go activities ended up on my phone camera roll.

Finn tagged along for many baseball games and practices.
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Blake did an overnight sleep study to see if his large tonsils were obstructing his sleep and needed to be removed.
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Thankfully, the results determined he wouldn't need surgery.
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Blake also had an EEG test to rule out some things and spent 24 hours connected to wires and a backpack monitor. He wasn't about to leave the house in that getup but we played a lot of board games in the backyard.
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It turned into a reading nook/hangout for the day. 
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It's always a big deal to pull out the rain boots and umbrella on rainy days.
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We scootered to end-of-school performances.
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We ended up with a whole lot of boys at our house after school one day and of course they couldn't just take the sidewalk.
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We enjoyed our sunshiny spring park days.
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Crew watched butterflies form and hatch at preschool.
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I went to a "Muffins with Mom" breakfast with Crew to kick off Mother's Day weekend.
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My mom and I went to a women's conference to hear Sheri Dew speak on Mother's Day weekend and ended the outing with lunch and a walk on the beach.
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Blake expanded his cooking repertoire.
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It's too bad the children under 6 can't read since Nash was so clear on the rules of the room.
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I took Nash on a one-on-one date to go rock climbing and he fell in love.
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He especially liked picking out a book at Barnes and Noble afterwards and couldn't wait until we got home to dig into it.
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Just like that, Maycember ended, school was out for the summer and it was on to figuring out how to keep the boys entertained all day everyday.
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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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