School Picnic and Performance!

Today was Sierra, Payson, and Ember’s bring your own picnic and watch the kids perform event. They passed out awards, had all the grade levels perform songs, dances, poems, and play instruments, and also passed out the kids’ yearbooks to sign.

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The school passed out popsicles.

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I snapped a few pictures during the performances, they’re weird on the blog just because I blurred out everyone else’s faces. But my kiddos show. haha

After all the school kids performed it was time to get yearbooks and just hang out. The kids had fun playing around the school grounds.

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Sierra and Ember showed me where their part of the school art projects were.

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And then Sierra, Payson, and Ember showed me their art work in the building.

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It was such a fun time. I had wished it was after school so Brooklyn could have been there but she didn’t mind missing it anyway she said. I missed her being there, though.

Here was a group shot I took before we went home. I love that the three kids who went to the school this last year have their yearbooks in hand 🙂

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Brooke’s Last Day of School Picnic!

For the last day of school families could come have a picnic with the students. I took the kids and some food and we sat out burning to death in the heat. haha. But it was fun! I got to meet Brooke’s best friend and her family and the kids got popsicles at the end so it was practically the best day of their lives 😉

After the picnic we got to go say goodbye to Brooke’s teacher and visit the book fair.


It was the last day of the book fair and the sale was buy one get one free so we got a bunch of books 🙂
As if the day wasn’t fun enough we got ice cream cones before going home! Geez! Now that’s how you do a last day of school!

Brooke’s First Day at Antelope Trails!

After so much talking and considering Brooke starts school again here in Colorado. This is a month ago now so she’s adjusted and everything is going great!! I wish so much I would’ve taken the time to research more last November and moved her into this school rather than homeschooling. Her other school, The Da Vinci Academy was horrible. The worst school I’ve ever been to (for a million reasons) and it was critical that we get her out of there.  photo 443eresized_zps8gg8c3mw.jpg photo 444eresized_zps7gczqck3.jpg

Late to School

We were running late to school that day.  photo 126eresized_zpsbc1c8c32.jpg

Since we were late despite my best efforts I took a picture before heading into the school to sign Brooke in.  photo 142eresized_zps36eac54c.jpg

Ember hurt herself on the way back to the car so we bandaged her up once home.  photo 146eresized_zps24293d7c.jpg photo 154eresized_zps3b3655f4.jpg photo 158eresized_zpsb1fc2c22.jpg photo 159eresized_zps7ea80ade.jpg

Sometimes we do formal school first thing but most of the time we ease into it. We started our day off with a game of Tenzi this day.  photo 168eresized_zps48359b34.jpg photo 175cloneeresized_zps97df10c0.jpg

Everett had fun watching from my lap.  photo 177eresized_zps522314cf.jpg

And by watching I mean lunging for the dice. ha  photo 182eresized_zpse5f019d7.jpg

Everett doesn’t crawl just yet but can get anywhere in the room he wants to by rolling.  photo 189eresized_zps4a32005f.jpg photo 193eresized_zps3adb7066.jpg photo 194eresized_zps6d4946e7.jpg

I put my camera under the table set up with the timer to take these. Everett LOVES cameras so went for it.  photo 195eresized_zps9931fc23.jpg

Later in the day I did a little twist do in Ember’s hair. And she took it out immediately. Thanks, Ember.  photo 200eresized_zps84c63254.jpg

Cleaned up the kitchen! photo 009eresized_zps4311a491.jpg

Tuckered out after a long day!  photo 001eresized_zpsf9c0fc6c.jpg photo 002eresized_zpse8232c4b.jpg

The Very Normal Little Parts of Life

DISHES. D I S H E S. Dishes, dishes, dishes, and more and more and more dishes.  photo 264eresized_zps6f893d3b.jpg

Baby playing. Baby toys.  photo 272eresized_zps11be6586.jpg photo 279eresized_zps7cbc87aa.jpg photo 281eresized_zpsf9e8bcf0.jpg

Paper, markers, crayons, scissors, tape, glue, scraps… all day every day.  photo 285eresized_zpsb37bb3f0.jpg photo 287eresized_zps1caf67b5.jpg

Binkies. Lots of binkies. Mostly giraffe Wubbunubs but also some lone binkies.  photo 304eresized_zps86b3afd7.jpg photo 318eresized_zps3db9f35a.jpg

Brooke’s school decides to start charging for bus rides. $1 each. So we now drop off and pick up exclusively. This day was a roooough day so we got Taco Bell before heading to the school. We got there early and Sierra and Payson sat on the grass outside the school eating their tacos.  photo 327eresized_zps1e92f42f.jpg photo 333eresized_zps1e9cdcb0.jpg

Grabby baby hands. Everett’s in the lunge-for-everything-he-sees phase. Doesn’t matter what it is, where it is, he wants it!  photo 344eresized_zpsa35d289e.jpg

First Day of Homeschool 2014

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Brooke arrived home on the bus right as we were taking these.  photo 357eresized_zpsa4b64fe1.jpg

She wanted some time with her baby brother.  photo 370e2resized_zpsb57e0900.jpg photo 378e2resized_zps5cda36c0.jpg photo 383bwresized_zps610a0ba7.jpg photo 391eresized_zpsc0d945bc.jpg

Back inside Ember played with her lamb pillow set.  photo 422eresized_zps313c8500.jpg photo 434bwresized_zps44269cd9.jpg

And Everett cried and cried and cried so finally I stuck him in a box by me at the sink so I could get a load of dishes done. This weirdo kid LOVES being in boxes! haha  photo 003eresized_zpsc317f06e.jpg

I managed to get dinner ready… I think this was one of the first real dinners I made in our new rentals.  photo 016eresized_zps23b35e1f.jpg

And I stared at our new view and felt really happy.  photo 020eresized_zpsf9065492.jpg

Brooke’s First Day of School!

Brooke was so excited! She wasn’t nervous this time around to start school! We looked around a bit, paid for her lunches, met her teacher, and then she was off to class!
I’m so proud of her and how brave she is being… this is her fourth school she’s attended in 2014. I can’t wait until we move to our forever home (hopefully next year) and she feels secure and stable in her school situation!  photo blog01_zps0467f9fc.jpg

Gah, isn’t she so gorgeous?! photo blog02_zps21781444.jpg photo blog03_zps55d6b5c0.jpg

Last Days of School, Teacher Pictures!

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For memory’s sake:
Everett was very sick and on antibiotics for an ear infection during that last bit of school and I didn’t want to go into the school if I didn’t absolutely have to… to avoid him being exposed to germs. So I sent the point and shoot camera with Brooke and she got all of these photos taken. She took Sierra and Payson’s and had a fellow classmate take one of her and her teacher. I’m so happy to have these pictures and proud of Brooke for responsibly taking them!