Kindergarten’s a Wrap!

My girl has graduated from Kindergarten! What a year. From the start, 2019-2020 has been a wild ride, and for Evie, it was no different. The abrupt date change of the first day of school, losing her first tooth on her 6th birthday, getting a mysterious rash all over her body, being brand new at mom’s school, her birthday party… and all that happened within the first week! Ha.

Aside from all the crazy, Evie has been stretched this year in many ways. I’ve seen her blossom emotionally this year. Spiritually, she chose to follow Jesus this year (!!)! I’ve seen her branch out from her comfort zone in friendships this year. I’ve seen her confidence build this year. I’ve seen independence grow in her this year. It’s been a challenge, but I sure am glad to see my baby girl grow. There is still much to be learned, but she is eager to do so. Evie has loved her experience at school, and for that I am so grateful.

Mrs. Trimmell, thank you for being Evie’s kindergarten teacher! You love your students so fiercely! Thank you for loving Evie unconditionally and working tirelessly to give her every opportunity for success in such a pivotal time in her life. Thank you for the encouragement and advice for me along the way as well. You are a gem!

Evie, I am incredibly proud to be your mom! Keep on shining, girl. You are smart and funny and cute and lovable and huggable and kissable and squeezable and… muah!

Congratulations on finishing year one! No matter what life brings, I love you, my sweet Eva!

Birthday Parties!

Birthday Whirlwind.

Evie turned 6 on August 16, and we celebrated the next day with a campout party in our backyard! Complete with a weenie roast and trail mix bar, we had such a good time partying with a full house of folks.

Olan turned 3 on September 20, but since Fall Conference is always that same weekend, we got to celebrate a weekend later! We partied it up with a donut themed shindig at our home, with just close family. It was lovely. A perfect, overcast, chilly fall day.

Both events were so much fun. I love parties. I love my babies. Life is good. Enjoy the media from the days!

Love all the decorations borrowed from a friend! Beautiful!

Trail mix bar

Our lovely neighbor, Cheri made these for us! Little campfire cupcakes!

Cousins Josie, Reagan, and Zack with Evie

Friends Payton and Tabor came along to party!

Great Grandma and Evie – one of my favs!

The marble galaxy that Uncle Cole got for Evie was and STILL is a hit! Evie is a builder!

My sweet excited six year old!

Evie got a coding robot from her Baldwin grandparents. She thinks it is so fun! She also got the Kiwi Crate subscription from her Henry grandparents. My, she LOVES seeing those arrive on our front porch! This month’s was a disc shooter build. Legit.

We got rained out of the REAL camp out, but we moved the tent inside and slept in the basement! We all got great sleep, surprisingly! Silas, Evie and I were sleeping on the wild side!


The easiest cake ever.

I made a donut pinata this summer in hopes to save a few bucks. It was fun! It would have been more fun if it didn’t take like 8 hours. Ha!

Get it!

Silas and Evie smacked the crap (candy) out of it after like 10 minutes of beating on it. I make my pinatas the highest of quality, what can I say?


Evie’s First Day of Kindergarten!

Evie got to experience something we’ve been talking about for what seems like a thousand days… kindergarten! She was so excited about being a big kid at Southeast. She kept saying, “WOW, I CANNOT believe I’m in KINDERGARTEN!” Adorable.

Her teacher, Mrs. Trimmell, made her feel right at home. Evie got to be the star student today too (because of her birthday)! She had a great day. After school, she gave me a big hug and did not want to let go. Oh baby girl, I could hug you forever. So thankful for this one. Evie, may your experience during your school years be full of adventure, growth, and good clean fun, girl!

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