Hello Friends! As I mentioned in my last post things have been bananas around here. Not at the fault of anyone only at the fault that my brain can’t focus on one thing so we have 21 things going on at all times around here!
Teacher Appreciation week was last week and I was super excited to do gifts each day for S’s teacher and K’s on the two days he went. As I agree with many our teachers are the people that provide our children many of the necessary tools to be successful in the educational journey. I also think there are teachers out there that are truly amazing, I’m not saying all teachers aren’t great but there are those few that have that special gift. I truly believe both of the kids have a teacher that has this. S truly lucked out her teacher is stern but passionate. She has taught S so much this school year Joe and I couldn’t be more proud. She’s counting to 60, doing addition, and starting to spell words! Granted maybe this is totally normal in 4K but I’m pretty impressed. So I wanted last week to be special for her teacher. I completely can not claim any of these adorable gifts as I’m Pinterest queen for finding these type of things! So each day S brought a little something and I will tell you I spent very little money as much of it I had on hand! I think in total for the week I spent $13! So here are pics of everything. The only thing I didn’t get a picture of was Friday which she gave her a potted flower and card saying “thanks for helping me grow!”
S had her 4K Circus play/musical at school which she was an acrobat! It was great to finally see the kids perform the songs S had been singing daily around the house! The teachers did a great job as I heard one parent say “how do they get them to do all this?” I can’t even get mine to get dressed! I completely agree but then again they are their teachers not their parents!
Soccer has continued and K started his cooking class which he made donuts (he ate before I could take a pic)! He absolutely loves it. I barely get in the door with him and he’s saying ok see you later mom! I have to say he has come so far since the beginning of the school year. As I used to have to stay with him for a bit each day of school. Now, I can almost drop him at the door and he is completely happy to go see his friends! Fingers crossed this continues into next year where he will go to “BIG” kid school with S! S is definitely progressing at soccer she loves the sport and is doing very well. Tumbling, well tumbling is different she loves it but it is more of a technique sport (if that’s even how you say it?). There are a lot of parts to remember in doing just a somersault; arms tight to ears, legs together, butt down, chin tucked…I mean I’m exhausted typing the steps! Soccer you just get out there and get at it! K on the other hand loves practice but they had their first scrimmage and he didn’t understand why they were taking the ball from him, why doesn’t he dribble the ball to the goal alone. That whole team sport concept will take a bit of time I think for him! Either way they are both having fun and that’s what matters!
S’s school had a fun fair which the kids and I went to. I wasn’t sure going into it how it would be as it seemed like they were going to be short volunteers, short on raffle prizes, etc. by the notes sent home. I was able to donate two baskets I made up. As again I thought crap that would be terrible to go and have no stuff to bid on. We got there and it was fantastic! They had a ton of donated bidding items, games galore set up and all staffed, face painting, food! Your typical fun fair and one for our community that everyone goes to and makes a night of! It was great to see such a great community supported event! The kids had a great time as we of course got our faces painted, played a few games and ate ginormous pieces of pizza!
One fun and I say fun today as a few days ago I wasn’t sure they would survive! The kids had a robin build a nest in their play set which I was not wanting to happen as I thought for sure the mother would abandon them having so much activity in there. But I am happy to say she has not. She has been going in there in the evenings to care for her now 4 babies! The kids love checking in on them and seeing them hatch was quite an experience too!
Speaking of mothers and babies! Mother’s Day happened just a few days ago! I hope all you mom’s out there had a wonderful day! I spent it with the kids putting in my garden which has kind of become a tradition. This year they painted rocks for us to label each plant we placed! I also went to dinner with my mom and one of my sisters the Saturday before to celebrate with them! The day was beautiful and the time was great!
Ok well I’m finishing up some DIY projects which I’m excited to share so we will talk again very soon! Have a wonderful Wednesday! Cheers!