02
Sep

First Day of School 2014

Well we made it. I officially have a first grader and a second grader. We’ve become real pros at this too. Not one tear was shed this morning and the kids handled it like professionals – heck, so did James and I. We’re not in Kindergarten anymore people. We’re in the big leagues. The kids are both on the “big kids” side of the school ground now. No more separate fenced in play area for them. They both have their own lockers. Their bathrooms are now in the hallway instead of attached to their classrooms. They are both on the SECOND floor of the school. I can’t believe it. They’re growing up before my eyes. They were excited this morning and didn’t seem the least bit nervous. Cam even said “I’m not nervous, I’m full of fun-ness and goodness.” That’s a big step for my shy little guy. He’s growing by leaps and bounds. And my little Kirsten. What can I say. The teacher knew who she was before we even introduced her and said that she knew all about her – that’s something considering my kids go to an enormous school and it’s not like everyone knows everyone. She told Kirsten that she is beyond excited that she is in her class this year. This made my little girl beam with pride. They found some familiar faces in their classes and they settled right in. I’m so proud of my big kids. Here are some photos from this morning – and in true mommy style I tortured them with a little photo-shoot before school….

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01
Sep

Bye-bye Summer 2014

Well, it’s back to school in the morning. The kids are snug in their beds and are a little excited and a little apprehensive about tomorrow. I guess I’m a little excited myself because I can’t sleep. This Summer was a fun one. Lots of fun and lots of new adventures. We certainly didn’t have the greatest of weather for the most part – I think this might have been the coolest Summer we have had in a long time with a lot of this summer being spent in hoodies and pants. We made the best of it though and certainly enjoyed the beautiful days that were few and far between. Here are some photos from this Summer and we’ll see you in the morning with our annual back-to-school pictures! I bet the kids can’t wait, lol.

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31
Aug

Gelatin Apple Snack

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This yummy gelatin apple snack might be just what your kids need to help them get in the back-to-school spirit. My kiddos helped me make these gelatin apple snacks for Kix Cereal and they couldn’t wait to gobble them up. Get all the details over at the Kix Cereal website!

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26
Aug

After School Snack Ideas

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T minus 6 days until my kiddos are back to school and we are back to the regular grind. I don’t know about your kids, but when my kids get off that school bus they want to eat, and they want to now. I’ve come up with 9 after-school snacks for kids that are sure to please your little ones and not spoil their appetite for supper. Check them out at CBC Parents!

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