Monday, October 10, 2011

my kiddos are growing up

Part of the reason that I haven't been posting much lately is that my oldest kiddo started preschool(pre-K) a few weeks ago. I am a stay at home mom so none of my kids have been to daycare/preschool before. It has been pretty new and exciting for us(especially Lundyn. He is loving it!) I am happy about him starting preschool,but I am totally panicking about him starting kindergarten next year! Eek!!

Before I had kids I worked for around 13 years at a preschool/daycare.It is the only job I have ever had. I worked there up until the day before I had Lundyn and then stayed home with him and now his brother and sister. I loved the preschool I worked at.It was(and still is) the best one around. All the other teachers were like family to me. I taught the pre-K class and I just love that age! It is funny for me that Lundyn is now going to the very same school that I taught at for years. He is in my old class room. Most of the same teachers are still there and love having him there. It is cool,but strange for me being a parent now instead of a teacher there.

On his first day of school I brought gifts bags(decorated with ribbon and tags with Lundyn's picture on them) of Godiva chocolate to each room at his school(5 rooms). I have been so busy I haven't had a chance to take many pictures lately. The pic below is the chocolate before I put it in the gift bags.

 We also brought cupcakes and cookies to all of his new friends.

It is hard to tell in the pics above,but when we picked Lundyn up we gave him a bag full of toys,candy and school supplies to celebrate his first day of school. I was planning to make him a Schultüte, but since I leave everything to the last minute I just said the heck with it! Lundyn dosent care if the toys come in a cone or a gift bag! ha ha. So I decorated a gift bag I had and called it good. (As you can see he was so excited about the things I brought him he didn't look up at the camera. lol)
I also brought flower pens that I made for the teachers( I wish I had taken a picture of them. They are very realistic looking roses)
and I also made them pencils out of candy

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In the weeks since we have started we have brought the teachers real roses, giant chocolate chip cookies and probably more then that,but the main gift that I had been planning to bring them is a teachers survival gift basket. I have most of it ready,but it has been a pain to get put together since I am always so busy and there are a million things you have to put in it(cotton balls,candy,tooth picks,mints,candles etc.) Each thing having a "special" meaning. I will get it finished one of these days! :-)

A few days before Lundyn started school we went down to the beach for a little celebration and to take some pictures.
The kids had a great time playing with the "props" I brought
Kensington is obsessed with balls right now she loved the apples! :-)
I had gone to a bakery and bought some big cupcakes and cake balls to eat on the beach. Disaster!! It was really windy and the cupcakes were 90% frosting.I didn't give Kensi a cupcake and Sutton wanted nothing to do with his big bird cupcake(he doesn't really like sweet stuff)
Lundyn on the other hand,LOVED his cupcake. A little too much. Oy.
The kids had a great time running around on the beach
The next day I decided to do another "school photoshoot" at home for Lundyn(and of course the other kiddos wanted to join in the fun :-)
later that day my family came over to celebrate my birthday and brought me a yummy cake



  1. I hope you had a wonderful birthday Britt!! I love the photos you take! Isn't it sad how fast our kids grow? The other day my 5 year old said he didn't want me to kiss him when I dropped him off at school ;( This is a boy who always asked when we were going to get married!


  2. your kids are ADORABLE! and i'm terrified of my girl starting preschool.. she doesn't really like anything new or unfamiliar. yikes. good thing i have a little while to get adjusted!

  3. seriously!! these picts are so cute~ and your kiddos are adorable! what a fun mom you are!~

  4. Hi Britt!! Got to skip around on the computer a bit, wanted to stop by and say hi!! I love all the pics of the kids!!! They are just beautiful, I sure can see you in all of them :) Going to look at a bit more....Happy New Year to you and your family!! xox