Thursday, September 15, 2016

So she creeps...

We all know that Nora is Evie's shadow. Good thing she's an adorable little creeper. Here's some legit proof...

FYI. She's not in dance. 

She got a wee bit of a shove from her sis in this pic.

If I'm not looking, you can't see me. 

One of my personal favorites is the good old "sign hiding" trick.

Last but not least, she's also loves to cuddle with her.

She might always be a couple of steps behind but it's obvious she looks up to her big sis. Good thing Evie handles it like a champ!

She adores her sweet Evie!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Back to School: 2016

Evie just began her 2016-2017 school as a second time pre-schooler. 

Although Evie is 5 years old, Aaron and I made the decision to redshirt her this year so she will be the oldest in her grade versus the youngest. Those summer birthdays are tough! It was a somewhat easy decision but it was filled with lots of mom guilt. Evie is ready to go but we know long-term this is within her best interest. And, sending a 17 year old off to college freaks me out a bit. In our eyes, we get one more year of her childhood. 

Evie, on the other hand, was not so happy. She bases her age off of her height and we all know she's a tall one! She always asks us why she's with the little kids. My response, "Sweetie, they are your age. You can just reach things a bit easier right now." Many of her friends began kindergarten this year too but she is adjusting very well to her Kinderstart program. When I picked up this little lady yesterday, she was very excited to tell me that she was the "Star of the Day." Oh the little things that makes a kiddos day.  Makes me smile. 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Summer 2016 captured in pics; Part 1

We have been enjoying every moment of our summer. Here are some pics from May & June 

Full of fun at Valleyfair, fishing and golf!

Friday, August 26, 2016

And just like that, I'm back and Evie's 5!

That's right folks, my firstborn is 5 years old! Time has flown by. I feel like I was just at the hospital watching Bachelor Pad's synchronized swimming episode and savoring every spoonful of beef broth since I was starving. Pitosin induced contractions every 60 seconds for hours sent me into a drugged up, sleepless hot mess but it was all worth it!

Anyway, Ms. Evie Mae is pumped to be the big 5 but is not so pumped that mom and dad are waiting another year to send her to kindergarten. That's right. She's getting redshirted for one more year. More on that in another post. (Insert mom guilt).

Here are some updates on our Evie. 

Height: Tall, like as tall as a 7-8 year old. I was actually just asked tonight if she was going into the 2nd grade. Nope Pre-K!  I'm hoping for an arranged marriage with her buddy, Cole, since he's taller than her and as sweet as can be. 😍

Weight: 43 lbs. She's one string bean!

Favorite Song: X & O's. Maybe not the most kid appropriate but she loves it. 

Activities: Dance and Gymastics. She informed her daddy that she will NOT play hockey. 

Personality: Sweet, persistent and talkative. Always wants to go, go, go. Just ask her Aunt Amy. 👍  If she's comfortable with you she's outgoing and talkative. If she's in a group setting with kids she doesn't know as well she's quiet and reserved. And I'm happy to say she's respectful and has good manners. 

Best buddies: Deacon. They act like siblings. Her cousins are all loved dearly by her. She also enjoys spending time with her friends; especially, Zoey, Brooklynn, Alexa, Aria and Owen. Oh and her little shadow, Nora. 

We were busy ringing in her birthday. She had a birthday party at Flyaways Gymnastics Center (almost a mom fail since it was so last minute) and headed to American Girl for her birthday present and lunch while catching some rides beforehand. We also stopped by her GiGi's for birthday cake. 

Here are some pics!

We are so proud of you and love you so much, Evie! 💕