Well that escalated quickly. Just in the blink of an eye the Summer is over and we're diving into a sea of new this year. Both of our girls are in for lots of change this school year and it is... overwhelming. But also exciting! We're still working on our Summer Bucket list, the hot weather and rainy season has kept us from a few things. But our Florida weather is about to shift and we'll get those last few things checked off soon and before the official season changes.
We spent the better part of the Winter and Spring checking out middle school options, but ultimately decided to stick with Pie's virtual program. Which is great! It's a big shift in academics for middle, but she's a smart cookie and will get the hang of it in no time. We're signed up for Girl Scouts, dance classes, and art classes so far. And I have picked up a pretty heavy new project for the Girl Scouts this year. It's all promising to be an adventure. What are you school plans for this year?
And now, our traditional FIRST DAY PRINTABLE! Just click the image to download all 14 years, Preschool through 12th grade, print what you need and take your photo to commemorate your kids' first day of school. Every year we're so surprised by how much they've changed!
Better late than never! Pie was extremely disappointed that I had not planned to make a bucket list this year. And then Summer started and I suddenly felt lost without my list! So here they are, our free Summer printables, the end of year photo prop and summer bucket list. Click to download. :)
That's a wrap! We just have a few more things on our Summer Bucket list, but I think we'll try to fit the last few things in before the season changes. Seems like it's only fair, since we only get a little over 2 months, it's hard to do everything. I think we did a great job this year. Pie and Joonbug were all about the outdoor things, crafts, and visiting new places.
This year our Pie is finishing up her last year at elementary and we're trying to decide what our best plan is for middle school next year. She's been doing so well with our current education situation, but middle school is a whole new ball game. She'll continue her Girl Scouts, maybe pick up some new activities too. Joonbug is well on her way to Pre-School material, so we'll be working on that this year. What are you school plans for this year?
As is our tradition, here's this year's FIRST DAY PRINTABLE! Just click the image to download all 14 years, Preschool through 12th grade, print what you need and take your photo to commemorate your little one's first day of school. We love comparing the beginning and end of the year and how much she's grown from year to year. Cue motherly sobbing...
What a wonderful time of year to be a kid. School is out and the days are long. What an exhausting time of year to be a mom... To beat the inevitable complaints of boredom and to keep myself from going a little crazy, we put together a Summer Bucket List to keep both the toddler and big kid busy. We like to include adventures as well as activities. And each year, Pie reminds me to get moving on her new list. She and Joonbug help decide what goes, what stays, and new ideas for the new year. So if you don't like the changes, you can blame them. :) She also has a lot of opinions on designs for all of the free printables, which is great since she is the target audience. Click the image to download yours!
The time has come for another freebie printable! The last day of school is fast approaching and we love a good photo op. Why not document that momentous occasion with an adorable sign. Every year we take a first and last day photo and it's lovely to go back and see how much Pie has grown. From the beginning to the end of the year or from year to year, Yes, sometimes it brings on the ugly cries, but that's what motherhood will do to a girl. Documenting her has become one of my favorite pastimes. We love it so much, we'd like to share our printable with you! Click the image to download your set.
Another Summer in the books! We made it through almost ALL of our Summer Bucket list this year! (you can find your own Bucket List here), Pie did all the crafts, went all the places, and tried all the things with her little sister, Joonbug. It has been relaxing and stressful and fun and not so fun. We had trips to the park, the museums, the pool, and even one late night in the ER. That last one was unplanned...
This year Pie starts the fourth grade and we still can't believe how old she became so quickly. Soccer, Girl Scouts, maybe Karate too, all starting in the next few weeks promises for another crazy year ahead. She has so many interest it's tough to narrow down her activities to just a few favorites. Poor Joonbug is along for the ride! Soon enough she will be on her own adventures. We'll be working on her letters this year, since she's got her numbers down.
Without further ado, here's this year's FIRST DAY PRINTABLE! Just click the image to download all 14 years, Preschool through 12th grade, print what you need and take your photo to commemorate your little one's first day of school.
Each year we make a list of the things we'd like to do. It's a great way to keep Pie from constantly saying she's bored. And at the end of the Summer, we can look back at a season of memory making. We try to update and change it based on what we've already planned and things we've talked about doing.
This year we have a very energetic toddler to include in our plans, so we tried to add in some things she could participate in as well. Most importantly, we tried to include experiences because those are the things they will remember.
We've been working all year on new items for our shop, keeping up with orders, and life that blogging has been reserved for free printables! Which we're not going to complain about, because who doesn't love a free printable? I sure do.
In a mad dash to check off a few last items on our Summer Bucket List this year before school started this week, we decided to try making some Homemade Ice Cream. We looked up a recipe but decided to try it our own way and it turned out way better than any of us expected!
We haven't shared a recipe in a while, heck, we haven't blogged regularly in longer than we'd like to admit. Between being pregnant, the complications that followed, having a baby, and then her growing into this now soon-to-be toddler, it's difficult to write. Or think. Or sleep. Or pee alone. As a matter of fact, while I am typing this very moment, little hands are grabbing at me and screaming about being held. Then put down. Then held. Now back down. It's hard to keep up with showering regularly, keeping them from living in filth, and feeding these little ladies, let alone writing about interesting things.
However, I remembered to take photos! And kept track of my recipe! And when I snap chatted about it, a few friends and family asked for the recipe. What better way to share it than adding it right here, where anyone can enjoy this fantastic recipe. Here we go!
We've checked off so much of our Summer Bucket List (you can find it here), we've swam and crafted and vacationed and relaxed. We tried new things, saw new places, and played new games. Unfortunately, our Summer has been cut short by two weeks to adjust to our county's new schedule. We were really bummed at first but did all we could to make it count. And hopefully it will feel good to be done two weeks earlier this year.
This year Pie is starting THIRD GRADE!!! I can't even believe it. She's signed up for so many extra curricular and sports, I have a feeling this year is going to fly by faster than usual. We can't wait to see her play her first game of the year, earn her next badge, and perform her first show. So before I get sentimental, here's this year's FIRST DAY PRINTABLE! Just click the image to download all 14 years, print what you need and take your photo to commemorate your little one's first day of school.
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