Category Archives: School

First week of school 2013

The first week of school is almost behind us.  Hayden started 4th grade on Monday.  Maddy started Kindergarten on Tuesday. Dropping Hayden off that first day felt different than last year.  Last year it was his first year at a new school and in a new program.  This year I knew he felt comfortable and…

Sprinkler fun!

These pictures were taken a couple weeks ago during labor day weekend.  Maddy was all for trying out the sprinkler, we hadn’t done it all summer. Hayden opted out, he isn’t a big fan of sprinklers. I thought looking at these pictures would make me wistful for summer, but I guess I have transitioned to…

Maddy’s 1st day of 4 year old Preschool

Maddy started preschool this past Monday.  She was beyond excited to get back to school. This year she is going in the afternoons, preschool at 8:35am in the morning just wasn’t going to work this year.   This did mean on the first day of school she had to adjust to the fact that Hayden…

Hayden’s 1st day of 3rd Grade

Hayden started school September 4th. That morning was hard, I think it was the combination of such a fun summer and the fact that Hayden was heading off to a new school that had me so emotional. Hayden did great with the school change, it meant we got to carpool with a friend he loves…

Hayden’s last day of 2nd grade

Yesterday was Hayden’s last day of school. Yesterday was a little sad for Hayden, it was his last day at that school.  He has qualified to attend a new school next year within the same school district, but one that will challenge him more.  He is so excited about it, but also sad that he…

Maddy’s Last day of 3 year preshool

Maddy finished preschool on Wednesday.  She was sad the school year was done, she’s loved preschool.  Her teachers were amazing. A couple weeks ago, Ms. Caren (her teacher) called Maddy’s best friend Farley, and Maddy corrected her and said her name is Charley.  Yes, Maddy has stopped calling her best friend Farley, bittersweet it is. …

Madelynn’s 1st day of Preschool


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Maddy started preschool today.  Her very first day at school. We met her teacher last week and before I even opened the door to her classroom, she said to me “let’s go to the car mommy.” Meet the teacher went ok though, she played and did an art project.   But afterwards when I told her…

Hayden’s 1st day of 2nd Grade


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Hayden’s 1st day of 2nd grade was this past Tuesday. He was excited and ready to start 2nd grade. It took Maddy a couple days to readjust to not having Hayden here with her all day.  We found our groove again, though I know she still misses him. When I asked Andy to take a…

A few truths about the beginning of our school year


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Sit back, relax and get ready to hear a few truths about the beginning of school for Hayden, Maddy and me: Hayden said he was not going to talk much at first, because he wouldn’t know any of the kids in his class.   That lasted, oh, less than a day.  He is my son who…

1st day of 1st Grade


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Hayden’s 1st day of 1st grade was yesterday.  He was excited.  I was excited for him too…but I also knew I was going to miss him…lots.  This year is the first year Hayden is riding the bus to school, so it was a highlight of the day.  Even Maddy talked about the bus, she enjoyed…

Category Archives: School

First week of school 2013

The first week of school is almost behind us.  Hayden started 4th grade on Monday.  Maddy started Kindergarten on Tuesday. Dropping Hayden off that first day felt different than last year.  Last year it was his first year at a new school and in a new program.  This year I knew he felt comfortable and…

Sprinkler fun!

These pictures were taken a couple weeks ago during labor day weekend.  Maddy was all for trying out the sprinkler, we hadn’t done it all summer. Hayden opted out, he isn’t a big fan of sprinklers. I thought looking at these pictures would make me wistful for summer, but I guess I have transitioned to…

Maddy’s 1st day of 4 year old Preschool

Maddy started preschool this past Monday.  She was beyond excited to get back to school. This year she is going in the afternoons, preschool at 8:35am in the morning just wasn’t going to work this year.   This did mean on the first day of school she had to adjust to the fact that Hayden…

Hayden’s 1st day of 3rd Grade

Hayden started school September 4th. That morning was hard, I think it was the combination of such a fun summer and the fact that Hayden was heading off to a new school that had me so emotional. Hayden did great with the school change, it meant we got to carpool with a friend he loves…

Hayden’s last day of 2nd grade

Yesterday was Hayden’s last day of school. Yesterday was a little sad for Hayden, it was his last day at that school.  He has qualified to attend a new school next year within the same school district, but one that will challenge him more.  He is so excited about it, but also sad that he…

Maddy’s Last day of 3 year preshool

Maddy finished preschool on Wednesday.  She was sad the school year was done, she’s loved preschool.  Her teachers were amazing. A couple weeks ago, Ms. Caren (her teacher) called Maddy’s best friend Farley, and Maddy corrected her and said her name is Charley.  Yes, Maddy has stopped calling her best friend Farley, bittersweet it is. …

Madelynn’s 1st day of Preschool


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Maddy started preschool today.  Her very first day at school. We met her teacher last week and before I even opened the door to her classroom, she said to me “let’s go to the car mommy.” Meet the teacher went ok though, she played and did an art project.   But afterwards when I told her…

Hayden’s 1st day of 2nd Grade


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Hayden’s 1st day of 2nd grade was this past Tuesday. He was excited and ready to start 2nd grade. It took Maddy a couple days to readjust to not having Hayden here with her all day.  We found our groove again, though I know she still misses him. When I asked Andy to take a…

A few truths about the beginning of our school year


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Sit back, relax and get ready to hear a few truths about the beginning of school for Hayden, Maddy and me: Hayden said he was not going to talk much at first, because he wouldn’t know any of the kids in his class.   That lasted, oh, less than a day.  He is my son who…

1st day of 1st Grade


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Hayden’s 1st day of 1st grade was yesterday.  He was excited.  I was excited for him too…but I also knew I was going to miss him…lots.  This year is the first year Hayden is riding the bus to school, so it was a highlight of the day.  Even Maddy talked about the bus, she enjoyed…