Family Collage 2015

Family Collage 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

Fall Pre-K Soccer

Maddy had so much fun playing soccer last spring that we signed her up again this fall. We also intentionally signed up with two of her teammates from our last team. The mom of one of them agreed to be the coach of their team and I am her assistant.

Saturday was our first practice and it was a blast (although wrangling eleven 3-4 year olds was a chore)! Maddy really liked having me be involved on the field with her. 

Here are some photos of our team. Maddy is in the pink shirt. Her friends Landon and Aaron from last season are in the green shirts. Go soccer!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Maddy Photos - 2015

Earlier this month we had outdoor photos taken of Maddy at the Country Club which is right on a lake (we got married there too!). We had a great afternoon with our photographer who had tons of photo ideas. Maddy had a blast posing and acting goofy. 

She looks so grown up! We can't believe that she's technically only three (although very close to four)!

Here are our favorites!

Monday, September 14, 2015

We're Back & Maddy Starts Preschool

Wow what a hiatus! I had been pretty good at blogging for about 3 years but 2015 proved to be too much. A new house, a new degree, new sports for Maddy, it was a lot and blogging moved to pretty low on my priority list. While I didn't always miss writing or feeling obligated to update the blog, I do miss the regular account of our lives. I miss visually seeing Maddy grow up and master new milestones. I miss a chronological account of our successes and challenges. So I'm back, for as long as that makes sense for me/us.

It seems fitting to jump in to my first blog post in 9 months by sharing the start to a new school year. 

Maddy moved to the 4 year old class at daycare today which more officially begins pre school since next year will be pre kindergarten and then kindergarten the fall of 2017 (thank you fall birthday for that little delay). 

Maddy has been working on the transition to the 4's class (what they call it at her school) for a few weeks now, spending half days with the new teachers in the new class. Maddy is kind of an all or nothing kid so it's been a little torturous for her that she couldn't just jump right into the new class, leaving the 3's behind. But alas the day has finally come. Her cubby has been moved, her art folder has been moved, and she's all ready to be an even bigger kid! Luckily many of her closest friends, including her BFF Savannah, are moving too.

One of my friends posted photos this week of her kids starting school and included a couple of questions she asked them to highlight their views on life. I stole them and asked Maddy. Here are her responses:

What are you most looking forward to in the 4's class?
I'm excited about the new toys I get to play with!

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A chef! I love cooking with mommy and daddy!

She could barely contain her excitement for her new class. And of course she had to add a silly face photo up in the reading loft.