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Last Day of Preschool 2017/2018

May 18, 2018

Last day of schoooooooool!!! Ivy is SO excited about summer and so am I! This year flew by and Ivy and Leo grew leaps and bounds! Leo’s last day was actually last Wednesday, but Ivy’s last day is today!

Here’s the first day of school in September (that post here)! Leo’s hair is sooo blond and long! Cutie! And oh gosh, I remember Ivy wearing two different shoes all the time! Had totally forgotten about that! So funny.

And here’s the last day of school!

Leo grew up a ton!! So cute! His hair is turning so much darker! And he’s so much taller! Ivy hasn’t changed too much. Both cuties!


Leo had his first year at Kids Day Out at Memorial Lutheran and he loved it! It was just two days a week from 9-1130. Just enough time to give me some time with Faye and Leo to have some fun play time. He went into school at the beginning of the year, hardly talking! Now he’s full on sentences and talks non-stop! I can tell he learned some great manners and ways to play and how to share with friends and listen to teachers. He can even count to 20 and knows all his colors! Go Leo! So proud of how much he’s grown this year! I loved the program, great for 2 year olds.

Ivy had her second year of preschool at Central as a Busy Beaver.  She LOVED Miss Debbie and Miss Mary and also grew so much this year! She learned how to write her name, can recognize many of the letters in the alphabet, and knows all of her numbers by sight! So awesome! She really excelled this year and I’m so proud of her! Excited to work with her more this summer, total teacher in me!!! :)

I asked Ivy and Leo a few questions this morning to see how their answers changed as they went through the school year. I did this with Ivy last year (see that post here) and her answers were cute and funny!

First day of school answers on the top, last day of school answers on the bottom

What’s your name?
Ivy: IIIIIIVY
Ivy: Ivy

Leo: Yeo (Can’t quite say his L’s too good yet, haha)
Leo: Leo! (Yay!!! Got his L!!!)

How old are you?
Ivy: 3, but almost 4!! (October 1st, same birthday as her teacher!)
Ivy: Four and a half!

Leo: 2
Leo: 2 and a half!

What’s your favorite food?
Ivy: Chicken strips
Ivy: Chicken strips and a burger

Leo: Daddy’s cereal (He loves Daddy’s Wheaties!!!)
Leo: Mac and cheese and french fries and chicken nuggets (yup, real healthy!!!)

What’s your favorite color?
Ivy: Pink and purple and golden and silver
Ivy: Pink and purple and golden and silver (WOW! Even said it in the same order! HAHA!)

Leo: Blue!
Leo: Green!

What’s your favorite toy to play with?
Ivy: My lamby (she said this last year too and she did love it, but this year she just found it last night after all summer not playing with it and now is loving it again, so weird… I swear she probably just remembers these questions and remembers her response from last year! This girl doesn’t forget!)
Ivy: Lamby and my dolls (Seriously! The lamby again! She hasn’t touched it ALL YEAR!!!! Too funny. Definitely just remembers her responses from last year! LOL!)

Leo: Dump truck!
Leo: (farting mouth noise, ugh!) Dump trucks!!!! Yay!!!

What do you love the most?
Ivy: Faye (OMG, so cute)
Ivy: Ummmmmmmb. Mommy and Faye (Well ooooooh kay, swoon)

Leo: Trucks
Leo: Diggers and dump trucks

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Ivy: A dentist
Ivy: Belle with magic powers and long hair (Oh wow, okay, definite switch in career goals, haha!)

Leo: A mouse (Not quite sure he understood that career lesson that he hasn’t had yet, haha)
Leo: A fireman! And you can be a fire truck. And Ivy, you can be a fireman with me! (Too cute!) Or wait, no, I wanna be a monster truck! I’m gonna be Iron Man! (Then rambled about monster trucks!)


Too funny. I love seeing how they’ve changed.

Potty Trained!

March 11, 2018

Never thought this day would come!!! I literally didn’t think I would even try to potty train Leo till he was three (he’s 2 years 9 months), but HERE WE ARE! WHOOP!

I happened to take out the potty chair a few months ago, just to see… and he wanted NOTHING to do with it. So I was like, okay, not gonna push it. But every once in a while, I would mention the potty to Leo, and he’d say, “No Mom! I want you to change my diaper!” UMB. But, what about MY wants LEO! He didn’t care. Anyways, so, we didn’t bring it up again for a while, until another month about a month ago, and finally he was like, “Yah!! I got on da potty!” So he pulled his pants down, took off his diaper, and WENT! WHAAAAAAAT. I was like, LEO!!! All while rejoicing thinking this is gonna be easy to train him!!! But also thinking, you little shit, you could have been potty trained months ago!!!

We dove straight into the 3-day potty training method. Naked and hunkered into the house. He picked it up pretty easy, which was SO DIFFERENT of an experience than with Ivy (read here). Ugh. Can’t even go back there. Leo only had 1 accident the whole three days, but pooped in his pants the second day, haha. So we were pretty good to go! So proud of him!!! I hate that first time out in public where you are full of anxiety and are asking your kid every other ten minutes, “Need to go potty? Need to go potty? Need to go potty?” How annoying are us Moms!!!! But the good boy told us when he needed to go and he went! WHOOP! Go LEO!

Now, this was about 3 weeks ago and since then he’s only pooped in his pants once and has only had one more accident! Such a big boy!! So nice being back to only one kid in diapers! Another milestone completed! Holla! Proud Mom!

 

First Day of Preschool 2017

September 6, 2017

Ivy and Leo had their first day of preschool today! I can’t believe summer is over and Ivy is already back in school! And Leo! This is one for the books! Our little hardly two year old walking into his classroom, gah! Getting so grown up.

Ivy is at the same school as last year and even has the same assistant as last year, so she’s very excited for that! And Leo is at a different school for the Kids Day Out program for 2-3 year olds (He’s not old enough for Ivy’s school yet). Which means I’m running around with my head cut off to two different schools from 8:50-9 for drop off! Thankfully they’re just a few minutes apart, and Leo’s school opens doors a little early so I can get Ivy to her class in time. In and out of car seats though, UGH! #deathofme

At drop off this morning, Leo clung on to Daddy at first, then found some toys to play with and we jetted out of there before he could notice us leaving. Hope he was okay! And Ivy just strutted her stuff right into the classroom, so proud of her :)

I asked Ivy and Leo a few questions this morning to see how their answers will change as they go through the school year. I did this with Ivy last year (see that post here) and her answers were cute and funny!

What’s your name?
Ivy: IIIIIIVY
Leo: Yeo (Can’t quite say his L’s too good yet, haha)

How old are you?
Ivy: 3, but almost 4!! (October 1st, same birthday as her teacher!)
Leo: 2

What’s your favorite food?
Ivy: Chicken strips
Leo: Daddy’s cereal (He loves Daddy’s Wheaties!!!)

What’s your favorite color?
Ivy: Pink and purple and golden and silver
Leo: Blue!

What’s your favorite thing to play with?
Ivy: My lamby (she said this last year too and she did love it, but this year she just found it last night after all summer not playing with it and now is loving it again, so weird… I swear she probably just remembers these questions and remembers her response from last year! This girl doesn’t forget!)
Leo: Dump truck!

What do you love the most?
Ivy: Faye (OMG, so cute)
Leo: Trucks

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Ivy: A dentist
Leo: A mouse (Not quite sure he understood that career lesson that he hasn’t had yet, haha)

Happy First Day of School Kids! We love you! So good to be back into a routine! And I get some Mama time with Faye :)


 

Faye’s Newborn Lifestyle Photos

July 11, 2017

Babies are just TOO cute to not photograph. Their rolls and sleepy eyes and cute little pudgy bodies, gah! Love it all. So I couldn’t WAIT to get some pics of our new little (or big, 10 lbs!) bundle Faye. I wanted to do more of a lifestyle shoot instead of the posed newborn photos, so we booked Emily Mitton and she worked her magic! I was excited about getting the three kids in some photos together as I knew Ivy would cooperate, but Leo was a whole nother story! CRAZINESS. That was one of my first lessons with three… have low expectations! Ha! Just kidding (well, kind of), but really, Leo was a maniac and pretty sure we don’t have one great photo of the three of them, but hey, that’s what “lifestyle” is all about, our “lifestyle,” the chaos and far from perfect life that our house holds. And that makes me love these photos even more! Seeing my kids’ true personalities in these photos makes me cherish them! Thanks for capturing our love for our children and our spunky kids Emily!

So many! Hard to pick a favorite! Her little cheeks are so irresistible. Thanks again Emily Mitton Photography! Love them!

My dress // Ivy and Faye’s outfits were from Target Victoria Beckham collection // Leo’s from Zara