We finished up the summer with some fun activities! Here’s what we were up to from Aug 8th-Sept 5th!
Making and decorating cupcakes!
Meet the Teacher! The twins were SO excited! I thought Liv would be shy and nervous but she walked right up to her teacher! I was so proud!
Farm Country and ice cream with cousins!
Visiting Yia Yia in her classroom before school started. They all immediately sat down and started coloring 🙂 I think they were practicing for their big first day 😉
She got to meet her new cousin, Palmer. Liv LOVES babies and is so mothering 🙂
Traverse Mountain Pool with cousins and then Pizza after!
We watched the solar eclipse with our special glasses! The kids were fascinated by it and got so into it! After the eclipse passed over us, they watched it happen on the internet over the rest of the country. They loved it!
Half way through the month we went to AF Hospital to IV Therapy to have her counts checked. She was SO brave and loved doing all the flushes herself 🙂
Dinosaur Museum with cousins!
Splash Pad with cousins and then surprised Grandma at her new work for her birthday!
Grandma’s birthday dinner
The day FINALLY came! First day of Kindergarten!!! They were both SO excited! They looked adorable and so grown up. I worried Liv would have a hard time leaving me the first day but she hopped right into line and started going in when the teacher called them. Right at the last second she turned around, ran back to me, gave me a big hug, and said “bye, mom! love you!” and turned back around and ran in the room. I was so proud of her 🙂 Notice in the pictures she is by far the tallest kid in her class. Haha.
The circus that is taking them all to Costco
Liv had a playdate with two of her friends after school one day. They love to do smoothie challenges and create their very own concoction 🙂
When I dropped the kids off for carpool, I nearly died at the cuteness. Daci walked them both down to the kindergarten area while holding their hands 🙂
First day back at piano! Daci is taking lessons as well this year. Their first lesson they did together to learn what they would be doing over the year.
Just a few randoms:
Liv had her very first soccer practice! Street was SO excited for her. He kept saying, “I can’t believe you’re having your first practice today, Liv!” over and over again all day long. At the end of practice he sweetly said, “Congratulations, Liv.” Ha!
On Labor Day we went to watch Daddy play in a Pickleball Tournament and then went to Hill Air Force Base Museum. It was fun! Then we went to see their Great, great Grandma on the way home. It was so fun to see her!
The next day was clinic. She woke up in the middle of the night complaining that her throat hurt, and then that morning she complained of it too. She got to go to the first part of school and then I went to get her about an hour before school got out. Liv saw me and broke down bawling. She said she had just seen Daci out at recess and it made her miss her. She cried and cried. I wondered if it was more that she missed Daci AND that she wasn’t feeling great AND that she had to go to clinic all combined 😦 I asked her if she wanted to grab a Robbery on the way out for her lunch and she was happy about that. But once we ordered and sat down to wait, she started crying again 😦 I worried clinic would go terribly, but she was pretty happy during the whole thing. Yay! Her counts were a little bit high (ANC was around 3000) but Dr Verma thought that it was because she was fighting a little bug and wasn’t worried at all.
The next day we went to Kneaders to buy elephant cookies to support pediatric cancer research. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and 100% of the proceeds from these cookies go directly to pediatric research. Did you know that only 4% of all funds raised for cancer research go to pediatric research? Our kids deserve more than four!