Saturday, June 21, 2014

The End of School

The beginning of June marked the end of the school year for toddler group.  I'm not going to lie - we are both pretty sad about it!  Of course, I dragged Ruby out to take a picture in front of the door like I did on the first day of school...  And then it was too sunny to actually stand there.  Oops!

We are really going to miss heading off to "'cool" every Monday morning.  Over the course of the year, I watched my girl grow, become so comfortable there (she never needed me when I was in Parent-Ed), make friends, and memorize every circle time song (which she sings herself to sleep with at night). 

Plus, also, there was her incredible "school picture":

Random, yes, but I didn't have a better place to share this.

Luckily, toddler group is just on a short hiatus for us.  We're going back in the fall for another round!  Ruby will be in the 2-3 year class, and it will be chock full of buddies from class this year, and some new friends as well.  We'll miss Teacher Susanne, but look forward to getting to know Teacher Tina.

I've also decided to jump in and get more involved.  I've taken a position on the board of directors for the school, and so far it has been great!  The parent board basically runs the school.  It's great to get to use my adult brain, and it has helped me to get closer to some of the other moms there.  Plus, I feel like it will be great for my resume, if I ever decide to get back to work. ;)

What a freaking cheeseball.  This was "crossing the bridge" with her teacher to move up to the 2-3 class.
We've already had birthday parties for friends and playdates with school buddies, so hopefully class won't be too missed this summer.  I do know, though, that I'm already looking forward to Wednesdays come September!

And now for comparison.

First day of school:

Last day of school:

Wow, has she grown up!!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I'm Baaaaaaaack!

Well, at least, I hope I am.

It's been almost three months since I've blogged.  Terrible.  And also?  I miss it!  I miss having this record of our lives!
Aside from life being busy, my computer cord disintegrated (literally, the wires completely broke apart), AND my phone was close to not working.  I have a new phone now (the difference in camera quality is amazing), and a borrowed cord.  So I'm hoping to have fewer excuses about my blog negligence.

In that span of time, we had Easter to celebrate, somebody had her second birthday, and toddler school ended for the year!  These are all things I want record of in the ol' blog, so don't hate me too much when there are several random posts (that I will back-date) catching me up.

Cross your fingers for good naps, and cooperative technology!