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Thursday, August 27, 2015

lexi's first week of kindergarten

Bow: Elle Bowtique | Top: Gap | BookBag: Macys | Shoes: H&M

Well we are officially almost finished with the first week of school,
and this morning was rough.. it has slowly started getting a little more tough for Lexi.

She was tired when I woke her up this morning as she was every other morning..
We even bumped up her bed time an hour early before we started back school.
Wondering if we should try for even earlier? It's at 8 right now.

She did really good on Monday,
she was excited and happy and a little anxious of what was to come.

Tuesday was good..

Wednesday was a little more tough in the morning.
But she was good by pick ups.

and this morning (Thursday) she cried more than a couple times.
First it was about me brushing her hair
and then she told me she was scared to go to school while she was eating breakfast
luckily Ty went with us to drop off today (he's a huge comfort to her)
which by the way,
I feel really lucky that his job is flexible enough and that
he has been able to be a part of the drop offs and pick ups this week with me.
I've had some good cries some private and some not so private..
but it sure does help to have him there for comfort.

But this morning, as she was getting out of the car
a little boy (safety patrol) opened her car door for her..
(super sweet of them that they do that)
But, she gets nervous/embarrassed about things like that..
she doesn't like to be put on the spot
and i saw it in her eyes again.. she started to tear up
and my heart just burst!
luckily she wouldn't make eye contact with me
because she was trying to be strong and brave.
But that little girl.. she was nervous this morning
and it was so hard to watch.

why do they have to grow and get so big?
It's so hard letting them learn all of this on there own and not being there to help guide them or make them feel safe or not scared. I know it's good for her and I know it will help her grow stronger but man it is tough!! so it's been a rough morning on me too.

We went through a period of this last year in pre-school and I know it will get better.
But when she is sad, I'm sad..
When she is happy, I'm happy..

We have one more day until the weekend.
Weekends are starting to mean a whole lot more now days!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Netflix Movie Night & Night Games

I decided to throw a little party for Lexi and her kindergarten friends,
we did a Netflix movie night and played night games with glow in the dark toys!

I don't really think they all grasped the fact this was the last night they would all be hanging out so late and so often.. we are having a hard timing moving her bed time up an hour and leaving friends houses.. I think that is the biggest adjustment for us so far :)

The girls watched the new Netflix series Project MC2
it's a cute new series promoting smart girls.
It was a fun night, sadly I didn't get out my camera too much
during the evening, things were a little too crazy with 7 girls!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Perseid Meteor Show

perseid meteor show,
you failed me..
I'm pretty sure the only thing I saw moving in the sky tonight was planes.
Did any of you have any luck??

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July Netflix Picks

Lexi's Picks
1. Daddy Day Care
2. Little Rascals Save the Day -- she watches on repeat lately
3. The Search for Santa Paws.. we normally have a no Christmas policy until the Fall, but I totally found this on her watched list.
4. Curious George (has been one of her favorites ever since she was 2)
5. My Little Pony
6. Tinkerbell and the legend of the Neverbeast
My Picks
1. I finally finished UNBREAKABLE Kimmy Schmidt.. thanks to our treadmill purchase!
2. I'm currently on a Young & Hungry binge!

One's I'm looking forward to:
3. The Best of Me ... I never did end up getting to see that when it came out in theaters

Monday, July 13, 2015

Lexi's Unicorn 5th Birthday Party

Every year I try and do something different for birthday parties...
one of these years I just know I'll run out..
especially now with two girls (what have i started?!)
good thing i love party planning!
we've done:
and now this year it was Unicorn Theme!

I usually browse on pinterest until I see something that sparks mine and hers interest..
I pinned a couple of unicorn party pics and she was sold.
and so was I.. so we went from there!

We had the party from 3-5 so I felt like I was totally ok with just serving treats..
the parents probably loved the fact that i only served sugary goods, whoops!
i probably ruined dinners.
Lexi's favorite part was the pinata,
mine was the photo booth.. for obvious reasons.
We played unicorn bingo, sprayed hair pink,
had a photo booth, did cake, then pinata, and goody bags!
I was worn out by the end of the night but as always I love having parties!

For all of the party details - scroll all the way to the very bottom..
vendors/shops/links will all be listed for you!!


Birthday Party Details::
Lexi's Skirt: Topknot's & Tutu's
Happy Birthday Sign in silver glitter : Caitlin's Creations
Invites, Unicorn Bingo, Water Bottle Labels : Crazy Fox PaperRainbow Tassels: Carousel Lane Creative
White Poms: Shop Simply Nesting
Unicorn Balloons, Confetti Filled Balloon, Party Balloon Letters: Oh Shiny Paper Co.Unicorn Cupcake Toppers: Sweet Estelle's
Silver Fringe Photobooth Backdrop: Amazon
Plastic Unicorns: Amazon spray painted white and used metallic sharpie for horn
Cake & Cupcakes: friend/neighbor made them for me
Photo Booth Glasses: Michaels
Photobooth Rainbows, # 5, and Star  - made with shiskabob sticks and glitter paper
Pinks Boas and pink tiara: Five Below
Party Favors: Party City
Party Favors Bags: Michaels

Party Food:
Confetti Rice Krispee Treats
Cupcake Puppy Chow
White Chocolate Party Popcorn
Pink Lemonade
Rainbow Sprinkles: Krogers, Mr. Sprinkles brand

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