Friday, September 1, 2017

Blake's First Day of Kindergarten

Time plays evil tricks on you because I swear Blake was just born and yet here my baby boy is now in elementary school. We knew that Goddard had prepped him and he was ready (even though very sad and missing his friends). 

Two days before school started we got to go into his classroom and put his supplies away and meet his teacher. 

Blake's desk spot

His locker (probably his favorite part of the day)

Miss DiVerde, his teacher

On his actual first day of school (Thursday August 24th), Blake woke up to the house decorated to celebrate his big day. 

Blake's required picture holding his first day sign

Daddy and Blake were a little embarrassed I made them stop and take this picture :) 

Walking into school!

After his first day we met up with his besties (because there is no way he could be apart from them this long!!) for ice cream. 

After eating ice cream we headed over to Nick's pizza to keep the celebration continuing with Grandma, Papa and Uncle Sean.

I know Blake is going to do great this year. I know that he is nervous and scared and trying to navigate this entire new world but he is a sweet and caring little boy who will not only do well but thrive. Love you little man!!!

Brooke's First Day of Preschool

I am not quite sure how it happened but somehow I was so focused on Blake going to Kindergarten that Brooke being an official preschooler was sort of surprising. She is getting so big and fierce and independent. I feel like she matures overnight. 

She is definitely coming into her own and will let you know her opinions (gets it from her Momma!). She is still our little tomboy. She wants nothing to do with dresses or cute girly clothes or princesses (her words "Mommy I don't like princesses!!). She wears all of Blake's old PJ's as her favorite outfits. She wants to play anything Blake (basically is Blake's shadow) is playing and is obsessed with iPhones. :) Brooke can spell/sing the letters of her name and has a great memory. She LOVES listening to music (Trolls soundtrack on repeat) and dancing. Her besties are: Ruth, Brooklyn and Piper. 

Love you Brookie Bean!!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Door County Vacation for B&B

While we were in Hawaii my parents and Sean took the kids to Door County, Wisconsin for a vacation. It was great to see how much fun they had.

 Blake went fishing for the first time and LOVED it. We have a fisherman in the family.

Thanks Mom and Dad, and Sean for taking such great care of the kiddos while we were away

Hawaii Part 2

The day after the wedding Louis and I woke up and drove over to the airport to take a helicopter tour of Maui. It was a last minute decision to book it the night before we left and I am so glad Louis did this for us. 

One of the best experiences of my life

After our helicopter adventure, we headed down to Wailea to go to the Four Seasons to hang out with Kevin and Jessica. This hotel is so pretty.....

Private Cabana for the win, thanks Kevin!!!!

Jessica is very artistic and captured the sunset in my glasses

On Friday we headed out for a day long sail and snorkel adventure that Bob and Alix coordinated for wedding guests

Saturday was our last day and we had some time before going to the airport so we hung out near the water and had a great view for our last meal. 

One last stop on the side of the road to remember our amazing trip and views

Thank you Maui, you are breathtaking. We will be back one day!