Tuesday, September 10, 2013


I really cannot believe that summer is officially over and we are back to our school year routines. I do appreciate the consistency of a routine again, but we're only two days in and I already miss those slow, easy mornings. We're all adjusting and will snap back to it in no time, let's hope!

Nugget started her second year of preschool this week, and while she is a little hesitant to have a new assistant teacher and 20 kids in this Pre-K class (versus 8 last year!), she had a great first day back and was happy to reunite with some of her pals.

Lots of people have questioned our choice to not send her to Kindergarten this year, but I knew since the day she was born that I'd keep her at home with me for an extra year. I mean, come on, her birthday IS the cutoff date. And I'm a former Kindergarten teacher for goodness sakes, I know that there is no harm in holding her back. This way she'll be one of the oldest instead of the youngest, hopefully a leader instead of a follower. And I'm not gonna lie, I'm totally selfish and just want her with me! Once they go off to school you never really get these precious baby days back!

Any who, her teacher is amazing and posts daily updates (with pictures!) of all their class happenings. So even when she tells me she did "nothing" in school on a particular day, I totally know the inside scoop! Here are some pics from her first day:

Nugget's favs of the day were reconnecting with her buddy, Kate, and checking out The Little Mermaid from Mrs. Pleis' library. Ahh, the good life ;)

And! Before I forget, last week when all the big kids went back to school, we did our traditional breakfast at Patty's Place, and watched all the school buses go by. I did get a little teary eyed knowing that next year she is going to be on one of those buses. I am determined to make this year count big. Eat her up while I still can.

Catching up on the ol' blog here is on my To-Do list for this week, cross your fingers for me that it happens! xx

Monday, September 2, 2013


Holy smokes, how did we get here already? It's cool though, This ain't my first rodeo. I know life with him only continues to get better each day!

Happy 1/2 birthday to my chunky little lover man!


Q: How old are you today?
A: Um, 5.

Q: What do you like to play?
A: Princess Polly Pockets, my Barbies, my Strawberry Shortcake dolls, My Little Ponies, Emily (American Girl doll), and don't forget my mermaids!

 Q: What do you like to do with Mommy?
A: Go on dates together, go shopping

Q: What do you like to do with Daddy?
A: Go to Daddy's shop and build stuff, like my princess house

 Q: What do you like to play with Milo?
A: Build big Legos.

Q: What do you like to do with Otto?
A: Play my Dora drum music, then he squeals to the beat!

 Q: What do you like to eat?
A: Ham and cheese, Peanut butter and jellies, oh yeah, and salads! And bunny noodles and shell noodles.

 Q: What is your favorite color?
A: Fuschia.

 Q: What do you like to watch on TV or what is your favorite movie?
A: Bubble Guppies, Doc, Sophia the First, and all the girl shows. // Snow White because there is a silly dwarf!

Q: What is your favorite store?
A:  Grocery store, because it has the best cookies.

 Q: What makes you happy?
A: When Otto smiles at me.

 Q: What makes you sad?
A: When I'm hurt, and when Milo plays sad music. (She hates his nighttime lullaby music!)

 Q: What is your favorite animal?
A: Is a dolphin an animal? I like dolphins.

You can read previous interviews here and here.