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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Jess Sisters First Day of School

Summer went entirely too fast and today is the first day of school. 
This summer was filled with so much fun & lots of memories.
I know this school year will be filled with just as much fun & memories.
 
 
My girls are growing up so fast and as of today I send all 3 of my little ladies to school. 
"Oh the places you'll go, today is your day!  Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!"
- Dr. Seuss
 
KAYLEE
Ms. Jaques Class
GRADE: 3rd grade
AGE: 8 years old
WEIGHT: 50lbs
HEIGHT: 47" tall
WANTS TO BE A: Chef
 
 
 
KEIRA
Ms. Collinsworth Class
GRADE: 1st grade
AGE: 6 years old
WEIGHT: 47lbs
HEIGHT: 46" tall
WANTS TO BE AN: Artist
 
 
 
KENDALL
Mrs. O'Brian Class
GRADE: TK (transitional kingergarten)
AGE: 4.5 years old
WEIGHT: 33lbs
HEIGHT: 41"
WANTS TO BE A: Vet
 
 
On Monday we packed our backpacks with all our supplies, picked out our first day of school outfits, got there lunches ready and even painted our nails.  The girls were both anxious and excited to start school this morning.  Mom on the other hand, her stomach was in knots.  I had this feeling sending the two older girls off to school for the first time and today I send my last "baby" to school.  She's leaving me to become a big girl.  After dropping off my sweet girl, this mom may have sat in her car in the parking lot for a good ten minutes and had a little cry sesh!  Totally normal right?!
 
After I left the school I ran some errands alone (which was a little weird not having my side kick), then came home and did a little cleaning.  I mean it was a little too quiet not having someone asking me a million questions or making me laugh!  At least after I clean the house, it'll stay that way since there all gone at school all day!  I was excited to leave and go pick them to hear all about there day.  They had an early release day today, Kendall's class came out first and she almost made me cry again, she came running out as fast as she could and gave me the biggest hug, which this mama needed.  I missed my sweet girl.  Her older sisters followed right behind.
 
We got in the car and I was totally excited to hear all about there day.
Kaylee - she made a new friend today (Kylie) and she's excited to have her best friend Luke in her class again.  She said her teacher is really nice.  They made special dough, which she is pretty excited about it.  They didn't do too much work today she said and she thinks homework starts tomorrow!
 
Keira - her best friend Avery is in her class again, which she is happy about.  Keira thought it was awesome that she gets her own desk to put all her stuff in.  They did a little bit of work and the teacher read some books to them.
 
Kendall - she got to color a hat they made that says "I rocked my first day of TK", they got to build stuff with blocks, play, and even rest while listening to music.  She did say she cried a little bit after I left this morning cause she missed me.
 
I am so glad they each had a good day and I'm excited for the school year.
 





 


Thursday, August 3, 2017

She's a "dino"mite gal

 
Yes I did reference a quote from Wreck it Ralph, when you've seen the movie a million times it was only fitting.  Kendall loves dinosaurs, like loves them, so what does a mom do?  She calls her mom (Mimi) and asks if she can make her grandbaby a custom dino dress.  My mom has been sewing and making clothes since I was little and I told her over the years that she needed to open a shop, last year she finally opened it and its been going great! (go give her a follow on IG bugs.boutique). To complete the amazing dino dress, my mom had Mimi_makes make Kendall a matching bow, it turned out perfect.  Nothing completes the outfit like a custom pair of dino earrings from our favorite earring shop pisces prisms
 
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Also can I talk a minute about my "baby" heading off to school in 5 days!  I'm still looking for the mom group for us moms who are in denial that our kids are growing up, if I ever find it, I'll let all you mom know!  I'm trying not to think about her going cause I might actually start crying.  I know the tears will come after I drop her off on Tuesday morning!  Although age 4 has had our trials its been so much fun, I'm going to miss her asking me a ton of questions, her telling me she's hungry every 5 minutes, all the snuggles I could ask for.  She's been my little sidekick for the last 4.5 years and now for 6 hours a day, 5 days a week I'll be kid free!  I'm not sure how I feel, in a way I'm like yes, I can clean the house and it will actually stay clean, run errands easier but on the other hand I'm sad.  I'll miss our laughs, our starbucks dates and sneaking down the hall to watch her quietly playing with her babies or Barbies.  She is more than excited to go to school and make some new friends and for that I'm excited for her too.  I know she'll do awesome and she'll learn so much, I guess its hard for me to let go, she's my baby!
 








 


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Golden Hour

Fill your life with experiences, not things.
Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.
 











 



 

 


 



Dresses: Olive Mae Clothing
Flower Crown: Wild Flowers & Wander
Shoes: Crazy 8
 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Squirt gun canvas paint project

This is the first summer where we have been busy busy busy.  It's like we've been going non stop since the girls got out of school.  I'm not complaining one bit though, it's been a total blast.  We spent a week at the beach, the girls took a dance class, Kendall did swimming lessons, lots of swimming at grandma's, play dates with friends, out on the boat a lot, baby showers, and still have a few more things planned before these girls return to school in August.


On those days when we have down time and nothing planned, as a mom I know I need to have something planned for the girls to do.  If not they tend to get into trouble, they need to get there energy out or they start running around the house, fighting with each other or just not listening.  So I'm totally excited to have teamed up with french toast for there #FTextracredit campaign, a way for children to spend a summer day doing an enjoyable and educational project and having fun while doing it.  We got to choose between 2 boxes, an art box or bird house.  Since my girls love ART, I knew they would love that.



When the box arrived on our door step it was like Christmas, the girls tore into the box and may have screamed when they say what was inside.  Mommy was surprised too.  Think super soakers, large canvases and paint.  We waited a couple weeks before doing our project for our schedule to slow down and for it to cool down outside as well.

 Well last night while daddy was out running errands, I was feeling defeted as a parent.  The girls had been naughty all day, which was a little my fault for not giving them something to do, they were fighting over barbies, spent lots of time on there beds for not listening and my patience were wearing thin.  I felt bad for being a jerk parent all day, so to make it up to them, it was the perfect time to bust out the paint project.  We gathered up all our supplies, put there hair up, put on our super cute french toast outfits and headed out for some fun.  It comes with 4 primary colors (red, blue, green & yellow), so to make it a little educational I asked the girls what 2 colors could be mixed to make another color, so we mixed blue & red to get purple and then we mixed red & yellow to get orange.  Since the squirt guns are big and kind a awkward for Kendall to use, I did a demonstration for the girls to show them how to do.  After that it was all over, there was a squirt gun for each of the 6 colors.  Lots of giggles and paint all over the grass was had.  This paint project is the perfect amount of fun for kids of all ages and it'll give mom enough time to enjoy a glass of wine while her kiddos make a masterpiece (maybe even 2 glasses).  I'm excited for them to dry and cut each of them and frame them, not I just have to find the perfect place to hang them.