04
Sep

Back To School Snack – A Fruity School Bus

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Your kids will love to gobble up this yummy school bus snack after a long day at school. With only 3 ingredients, this school bus snack can be assembled in minutes – just about the amount of time you have to find your kids a snack when they get off the bus! Check it out on the Kix website!

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03
Sep

Back To School Interviews 2014

It’s a back-to-school tradition over here to conduct an interview at the start of every school year. I’ve done it every single year since Kirsten started JK 4 years ago. It’s a great keepsake and memento for both my husband and I and our kids. I know I’ll love to look back over the years and see what their interests were and get a good laugh too. Without further ado, here are my kiddos back to school interviews…

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Kirsten’s answers are pretty honest and straightforward for the most part. Nothing too funny there. It also really looks like she wants to go to the American Girl store in Chicago this year. Oh dear, I’m in trouble!

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Cam on the other hand still has some pretty funny answers. Apparently the boy doesn’t want to do much but stay home this year – although you wouldn’t have known that yesterday because he was so excited to go back to school. He also apparently wants to be a karate Sensei when he grows up! He got that from the tv show ‘Kickin It’ on Disney XD. My favourite answer though – his best friend is his sister. That just melted my heart. It’s the little things like that that make these interviews SO WORTH IT.

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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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