August 2014 was filled with lots of new beginnings.
Claire started 1st grade and she absolutely loves it! She is such a little social butterfly and loves to learn. We met her teacher at open house and really adore her!
Grace started pre-K and got a new teacher and new classmates. She has done really well and we still think she is a sponge. She is quiet and simply soaks up all of the information in school.
Jake started preschool and had a new teacher and made some new friends. He does really well, but is certainly testing his limitations. Time out at school is called the "Lilly Pad." Jake began the year with his fair share of sitting on "Lilly Pad," but we have slowly improved as the year has gone on.
Pete started a new soccer season as the President of a local youth soccer league. In addition to coaching two teams, he has had many new tasks to endure.
My new beginnings include going back to school to get my Master's Degree and being promoted to Assistant Manager of the NICU that I work at. I am definitely a fish out of water when it comes to going back to school and APA format is a whole different language. I am enjoying both of these new challenges and simply striving to do my best.
Here are some pictures from our month of August:
We taught Claire to ride a bike without training wheels. She is still a little rusty, but we've made progress :)
Claire had a talent show at her summer day camp and decided to sing "Let it Go". She was very shy but stood up there and sang through the entire song.
One Saturday, some of my mom friends and I took the kids to the local Main Street Festival. The kids had a great time getting their faces painted, doing crafts, and exploring the different booths.
We ended the month by camping down at the tree farm with family and friends. Every year on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends a group of really great people get together and camp. The weekend consists of a hay ride to the local ice cream shop, playing in the creek, food and fire.