Monday, August 20, 2018

First Day of School

Today was the boys first day back to school! I have been so excited for this school year for some reason. I just have a feeling that both of my boys are going to really enjoy their year. They were both SO excited to go this morning. They are normally slow pokes to get out of the door but they were anxious to hop in the car and head to school!
When we pulled into the school parking lot Campbell asked if he could go to his class first. I always like to drop Bennett off first because it's easier but I may have to just start taking Campbell first because he is always so ready to go to class to see his friends.
We took Bennett to his class and got him all settled. He was so excited. I was worried there may be a few tears since it's a new class with new teachers but there wasn't! He was happy to be there, walked in with a paci, Minnie, Daisy and his lunchbox. He handed his lunch to his teacher, gave me a kiss and that was that. Such a big boy! I was so proud of him.
Campbell walked into the preschool building, found his name over his backpack hanger, hung his backpack up, got his lunchbox and walked right into his class with a big smile. He turned around real fast and let me give him a big squeeze before he took off towards his best friend and immediately grabbed a bucket of toys to start playing.
When I picked the boys up I could immediately tell they'd had a great day! Unfortunately, Bennett had not one but two accidents at school! I was worried that would happen. I told the teachers when I dropped him off that when he's having fun he does not like to stop to use the potty and won't even act like he needs to. They said they kept putting him on the potty and he would just shake his head and say no. So he went through two pairs of shorts today. Sigh. I'm hoping Thursday will be better. Campbell told me he made a lot of new friends today but he doesn't know their names yet. His teacher said he did perfect tracing S on the white board which she thought was great since it's a hard letter. All in all, a great first day! I'm excited for this year and hope my boys learn a lot, have fun and make a lot of new friends!!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Last Friday of the Summer

Happy Friday! This is our last "summer" Friday because we start back to school on Monday! Woo Hoo!! I know I say it all the time but I love some routine to our weeks so I am so ready for school to start back. Next month my bible study starts back up so we will have a reason to be up and out of the house every morning three days a week which I love. I like having purpose to my days and a reason to get up and moving. Otherwise we just lounge around until 11:00 around here.
I know I should soak up this year because after this school year our lives will never be the same. Campbell will start kindergarten and life will feel so different. I am very sad at the thought of him not being home with us every day. I will miss him so much. I really think he is going to love kindergarten so I'm not so much worried about him as I am myself. I will without question cry the first day....week probably. Not just because my baby is growing up but also because we will have to get up so dang early!! Haha! It will be an adjustment for us for sure so for now I'm going to enjoy my boys going to pre-school just two days a week and hanging out with me the rest of the time. We'll take our lazy pajama mornings and boring days no matter how mundane they seem because we only have about 365 of them left before everything changes.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Preschool Open House

We had our open house/meet the teacher this morning. I was really looking forward to it. It's always fun to meet the teachers and see what friends are going to be in the same classes. Bennett is moving to the toddler 2 building which is nice simply because the previous building he was in was so. far. away. from Campbell's building. He will be in a more big boy class this year that will teach him colors, shapes, etc. I know he'll love it because he says to me all day long "momma, hat's that? (what's that?) while holding something or pointing to something. He's so curious to learn right now so I think he'll thrive in a learning type environment. His teacher seemed super sweet and has been there for 12 years with the two year olds. Bennett loved exploring his classroom and when we were leaving he said to one of the little girls "bye friend!" I'm so excited to see how much he will learn and grow this year. I know he will seem soooo much older by the end of the school year. This is such a big year of growth and I have a feeling it's going to be a great year for Bennett!
After Bennett's meet the teacher we walked to the preschool building to meet Campbell's teachers. Campbell has the same teacher this year that was in his bible study classroom last year so I love that they're both familiar with one another. However, the most exciting part of Campbell's new school year is that he is in the same class with his very best friend from last year. You just have no idea how happy that makes me (and Campbell!). They met last year and instantly clicked. Apparently they are stuck like glue at school so I am just so happy for them that they get to be in the same class together again. Campbell also has another one of his really good friends that was in his class last year too which makes me really happy. I love that he will have friends that are familiar to him and I'm excited for him to make some new friends this year too. I can't wait to see how much Campbell learns and grows this year. He learned so much last year and they really prepare them for kindergarten this year so I know he's going to see a lot of growth this year and I'm excited for him. Campbell loves school and I hope he focuses on his learning but also has so much fun too.
I can't believe that this is going to be Campbell's last year here. He has been going since he was 10 months old so it's a really special place for us. We have not had one single complaint about this program and have absolutely loved every aspect of it. My boys are so loved by the teachers and their school days are their favorite days. I'm excited for another awesome year for my boys and I pray that they love this year as much as they have their previous years.
Jumping for joy that school starts next week! So excited!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, August 13, 2018

Big Changes, Big Boys

Well hello there! Long time no see. I took a (much needed) summer blogging break.....and kind of a break from life in general. We've just been chillin' and enjoying our last days of summer before starting back into our routine next week. I was in Little Rock for most of last week with the boys. We needed a little change of scenery and it was so nice. We got home last night and I'm spending my week prepping for the boys to go back to school. I am SO ready for some routine to our day. We have enjoyed our summer but are beginning to get quite bored around here so it will be nice to have some purpose to our week again.
Bennett is good and potty trained. He has had an accident here and there but I would say he's got it down about 95% of the time. It took Campbell about a month for him to get it down 100% so I'm expecting Bennett will be the same. He wakes up the majority of the time with a dry diaper from his nap and in the morning. If he keeps this up another month I'm going to drop the diapers completely.
Campbell experienced a big boy change himself within the last few weeks. He has 100% dropped his finger sucking habit. Campbell has sucked on his right, two middle fingers his entire life. Any time he was still (riding in the car, watching TV, falling asleep, etc) those fingers were in his mouth. I approached him a few months ago about breaking the habit and he bawled his eyes out. But two weeks ago I mentioned it again and he was ready! I bought some stuff to put on his fingernails that is supposed to make them taste horrible. It must really taste bad. I put it on his fingernails and kissed him goodnight then ran to look at the monitor to see what he was doing. When I got the monitor turned on, he was wiping his tongue on his blanket. Hahaha! So I took him some water so he could get the taste out of his mouth and he literally never stuck his fingers in his mouth again after that. I am beyond shocked at how easy that was. It's so strange, honestly, to see him being still and not have his fingers in his mouth but I'm so proud of him for adjusting to his lifelong habit so quickly and easily. I would have done that a while ago if I had known how easy it would have been!
So we've had two big changes in our household the last couple of weeks. My boys are growing up. I'm proud of them for doing so well with their adjustments!! Hoping we enjoy and soak up our last full week of summer before school starts back for us!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Entry

I thought I'd share our entry on my blog today. Not that there's really a whole lot to it but it is the first room you walk into when you come in our home so....
When you walk into our house this is what you see. Everything but the rug was from our previous home and unfortunately, you can't get the lamps or table anymore. We wanted to keep it simple since the house is all open and you see a lot when you first walk in.
Everyone always comments on our entry light. It's massive. It's the biggest light Scott has ever hung in a home but the space is so big it really needed a big chandelier. I love this light. It hard to get a detailed shot of it myself so I grabbed the image off the website.
The room to the left of the front door is Scott's office and to the right is the dining room. We chose a super durable rug since it sees a lot of traffic, the same kind of rug we have in the playroom and under our kitchen table. Even though it's cream, it's held up beautifully.
Like always, everything you see in the photo is from Bassett. As I said previously, it's a pretty simple space but I do love it and think it fits the rest of the home perfectly.