Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Besties, conquering fears and enjoying the little every days

Taryn came out of her kindergarten class so excited to show us her new mustache, which fell off after the 5th removal of it so I showed it what it would look like if I really had a mustache. 

Gwen and Haddie are besties. We walk to school almost every morning (as long as it's not snowing or raining) and we meet up with our friends the Rinngers along the way. Taryn chats with Jane (in 1st grade), I chat with Tammi and Gwen and Haddie chat as they walk together. I have to chuckle every time I look over at them, doing just what their mamas do- talking about life and having fun together. 

Everyone needs a friend that they can dress up with and eat chips with :)

Haddie conquered her fear of the dentist. My mistake ended up working to my benefit the morning of her dentist appointment. I told Haddie she could have a playdate with her friend Gwen, totally forgetting that she needed to be at the Dentist in an hour. But then I realized that Haddie might do better if she had to be brave in front of her friend. Worked like a charm!!!!! No tears, they were able to get x-rays, and she was as happy as could be with her extra stickers (and prize bag) because she was such a good example to her friend. Mama win!!!

Enjoying time together as a family at the Crystal City Water Park. We played Ping pong with the girls and enjoyed a long walk after getting burgers with our friends.

Always creating with and enjoying what nature has to offer. 

Including the bugs!!!

Volunteering at Taryn's school has been so much fun. I love seeing her in a classroom setting. She is a strict rule follower and the kindest to everyone. I love her teacher (and teacher's helper) so so much. All the kindergarten teachers rave after Taryn's teacher. We got super lucky to have her for her 1st and last year because she will be moving back to CA. I'm sad Haddie won't have a chance to have her. 

Ya know, just mowing the lawn like Daddy

Sometimes you're just so exhausted from playing that your hands need a resting spot too. 

After errands, I sat at the table to do some computer work. Haddie found a nice little spot at my feet to finish our Costco smoothie. 

Smelling the beautiful roses on our walk to and from school. I love this time I get with the girls. There are times I am stressed about getting to school on time and then there are days we can just walk at a good pace, stop to enjoy our surroundings or our favorite dog Emma. These days will fly by so quickly that I want to be sure to enjoy those "slower" moments I have with them. 

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