Tuesday, August 20, 2013

First Day of Preschool

So yesterday, my little Heidi Bear, my youngest child, started preschool. You would think this would be a  tear occasion but no...it was great! Heidi has been wanting to go to school since Natalie started school 2 years ago. These last two weeks that Natalie's been in school have been killer around here. Heidi just wanted to be in school already! Having to wait those extra two weeks more than Natalie just about did her in I think. We had lots and lots of crying and whining and sneaking and getting into trouble these last two weeks and this mommy is SUPER happy that school has started! :) Heidi had been counting down all week and that morning all she wanted to do was get there already. We got Natalie ready and off to school and then I got Heidi ready in her first day of school outfit. The cutest thing ever by the way! And then I took a ton of pictures. 

Heidi, by the way, is not into getting her picture taken. Trying to get that girl to smile for the camera is hard work! When we got to the school she told me to just drop her off like I do with Natalie.  Seriously??? I told her that's not how preschool works...I have to walk her in every day. When she gets to Kindergarten she can walk in by herself. Anyway...so I grabbed a few more pictures before walking her in and then I got a kiss and a wave and she was off. So so happy to finally be at school!

So then to celebrate actually having free time, my friend Sarah and I spent the day going out for coffee, shopping at Target and even grabbing lunch before coming back to pick up our girls. It was such a fun way to spend the day! We had a great time together while both of our girls had a great first day of school!
After I picked up Heidi I took her to get a cakepop at Starbucks so she could tell me all about it. She got to play with shaving cream. She didn't get to play outside because it was raining but she did get to play in the gym and that was really fun. She didn't get to sit by Winnie at lunch. She didn't get in trouble. And do I know when they are going to give her a candy for being good?? Such a funny kid! 

Then for dinner I made her her favorite...linguini and clam sauce with crusty bread and a salad with ranch dressing. It was that or macaroni and cheese. :)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Back to School

I can't believe school has started already! Georgia starts way too early in my opinion but I think everyone starts earlier than they did when I was a kid. Anyway...Natalie started school on Tuesday. She was so excited! She and Heidi couldn't sleep the night before and they were soo tired when they had to get up early for school. I remembered how crowded and crazy it was last year so I made sure we were ready to go early. We took pictures and headed to the school about 15 minutes before you could start going in. There were already a million people there and no place to park! Thankfully this year wasn't at all emotional like last year. Last year I couldn't believe my little girl was in school and I cried and cried. This year I walked her to her classroom, gave her a hug and she just ran to her brand new desk. So cute!

After school was insane too. I got there 15 minutes before school got out and there was already a line out of the school. It took forever to get her! Poor Heidi was exhausted from her late night and fell asleep in the car. She did not want to wake up either. :)

We went straight to my mom's house where Aunt DeDe had cupcakes for all the girls. So yummy!! 

By the time they finished their cupcakes, Shane got home from work and we all went to dinner to celebrate. Red Robin of course! It's always the girls 1st choice. :) We had a yummy dinner and tried to get Natalie to tell us about her day. She is already giving us nondescript answers. She had fun at recess. Her teacher is nice. Oh and they played with play-doh. So overall I guess she likes 1st grade. :)