Monday, September 12, 2016

The Last Bits of Summer

Noelle's first day of pre-k was almost two weeks ago! We went for a short time on August 31st to meet her teacher, and we were both happy to find out that the assistant teacher in her class is the teacher she had for her 3's class last year. I think this year is going to be fun for her with some learning, but mostly building friendships from last year and making new ones. A bunch of the same little girls who were in her class last year are in her class again this year, which she is already loving!

first day!
Walking into the school the morning of her first full day made it feel almost like summer didn't happen- it felt like no time had passed and we were walking in to drop her off for school like we did two days a week all  last year. But my heart knows that this is her last year before kindergarten. Before she's gone from me for most of the day, when she'll be riding a bus, and navigating the world of 5 year olds. I keep looking at her wondering how on earth we've gotten to this age already!

standing in front of her cubby on meet the teacher day
Thankfully she's still only in school three days a week, and only for a short amount of time. I know she loves it, but I don't want this year to end!

Meanwhile, we've still been having some summer fun, and enjoyed a couple of mornings playing in the pool with some moms and kids in our small group.

A few weeks ago, we headed to Brookside Gardens, where my mom treated us to the butterfly exhibit. The kids loved seeing the different colored butterflies and using the magnifying glasses to make everything bigger. We finished with grilled cheese sandwiches at my mom's house, and then headed home for a quiet afternoon.

I love the crazy, toddler fun things that they do!

We also had a MOPS play date to the fire department, where we got a tour of the firehouse, and learned about the different vehicles that are used for various rescue encounters.

And of course, another trip to the mall to play and ride the carousel!

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