Thursday, May 12, 2016

Three Things

Today I thought I'd share three things about these three ;)


- ONE - 
Luke had his first experience with standardized testing last week and he LOOOOVED it!  He came home talking non-stop about it, quoting questions and excited about the next days section. 

- TWO
Luke ROCKS at putting moving boxes together!  He's the official box assembler and he does such a great job.

- THREE - 
Luke is in the thick of his first group work experience at school and he has had very mixed feelings about it.  I was NEVER a fan of group work either, so when he came home talking about his concerns I immediately felt his pain. ;)  The silver lining has been lots of great conversations at home about kindness, collaboration and what a valuable skill working together can be.  I'm fairly certain he's learned as much about working with a partner as he has about tigers ;)  



- ONE -
Mason wants to be five forever ;)  On Sunday night I mentioned picking out a teacher gift for Mrs. Anderson to tell her thank you for being his teacher this year.  He gave me this puzzled look and goes, "So she won't be my teacher next year???"  When I broke the news to him that he would have a different teacher since he would be in kindergarten he LOST IT.  

"But mommy, I just want to stay five and little forever! I want to be in Mrs.Anderson's PreK class forever!  Don't make me get big! Don't make me grow up!"

I assured him that if there was ANY way I could freeze time I totally would ;)

Then, as he was sitting on my lap sobbing he broke my heart in two when he said, "But Mommy!  I just fit! I fit right here!  I don't want to get any bigger!"

It was simultaneously the sweetest and most heart-wrenching moment ever.

- TWO -
He can FINALLY buckle himself!  Hallelujah!  We cheer for him every time he does it and I cheer on the inside because I don't have to climb into the back of the van.

- THREE -
Mason is insistent that he wants to be a secret service agent when he grows up.  I have NO CLUE where he even heard about this, but he's looking forward to the suit, the ear piece and walking next to the President to protect him from "enenemies".




- ONE -
Griffin surprises us every day with new words and phrases.  She started off slow in the talking department, but then says things clear as day like, "Mommy, I want to go to the beach and see hermit crabs!"  I have a feeling that her speech is going to take off this summer when she spends all day with her big brothers.  At Miss Lisa's she's with kids her own age, so I think that being around her older siblings is going to be huge for her.

- TWO -
Griffin got a Kindle for her birthday and it's been amazing watching her use it.  She totally knows how to turn it on, punch in the code, get on Freetime and select what she wants to do.  It's crazy.  She also loves playing with the Snapchat filters on my phone.  ;)  

- THREE
She's still our early riser.  She gets in our bed every morning and kisses us both and lays super quietly for a while before asking for an episode of Bubble Guppies.  It's one of my favorite parts of the day and on the days where I'm up before her it feels weird.


I don't have a picture of me or Dave, but... here are a combined three things for the both of us.

- ONE -
Our house is completely turned upside down for moving.  Most things are packed and we get more and more anxious every day to just get settled (and have things in their place!) in the new house.

- TWO - 
They downstairs kitchen and patio at the club has been under construction for over 6 weeks.  So Dave's work life AND home life has been crazy.  Lucky him :) hahahaha  Dave is EXCITED for June!

- THREE -
I have 10 days left of school!!!  And two of those I won't be there because of closings.  I can't believe how fast this year has flown by.  Seriously!  I feel like it was JUST meet the teacher night!  Our school is breaking ground on a new high school this summer and so next school year will be my last in the "math trailer".  I've started thinking about what I want to do in my new classroom  (hopefully back in my old classroom!) and I'm already excited ;)

Happy Thursday, friends!  See you tomorrow for Friday Favorites!

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19 comments:

  1. Such an exciting time for your family! Good luck with all the final preparations on your move. Mason's sweet comments nearly brought me to tears. Sweet boy. And, I cannot wait to see what you do in your new classroom!!

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  2. Hallelujah for the back seat buckler!! And what a sweet heart your little guy has. :)

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  3. My sons have been answering a question of the day book (buy one!) for years now and last week one day the question was, If you could be any age, what would you be? My 8 year old said 0, so he could stay little. Made my heart ache a little.

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  4. Love your 3 things..great idea!!

    I can't wait to see pictures of your new house!!

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  5. All the moms say Amen for buckling. And that sweet conversation with mason!

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  6. So is Mason only doing one year of pre-k? Luke did 2, right? I'm wondering about how you made the decision to go right on to K for Mason. Elle starts pre-k this fall and she's a May birthday so we'll be making that decision next year too.

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  7. Olivia tells me all the time she wants to stay little. As amazing as it is to see them grow I totally wish we had a freeze button!!!

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  8. Luke.....you have to love a kid who enjoys standardized testing!;) And Mason, please stay five forever, it's my favorite. I think your GG will really come into her own this summer. I am so excited for your summer, Andrea! Your kids are at great ages (momma gets a little bit of a break) and a new house to decorate, LOVE!

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  9. I. Hate. Group. Projects. Funny story...when my son was in high school he had a group project that required them to build a windmill that could lift a certain amount of weight. He somehow ended up in a group of girls. One Saturday morning they all showed up at my house to work on it. What did the girls bring for supplies? Glitter and glue. LOL! I was cracking up. My son did the building and they added the sparkle. :)

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  10. My "Baby Boy" is almost 20 and 6'6. Mason's number one comment brought tears to the surface as I remembered rocking him and the perfect fit. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. What a sweet post! I am so jealous that you guys only have 10 more days of school! How awesome is that! I can't wait to see pictures of you all moved into your new house! I'm totally living vicariously through you! :)

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  12. Mason's comment made me tear up!! He's such a sweet boy! My 3 year old says things like that from time to time. Things that break my heart and piece it back together in one swoop. But unlike Mason, she can't wait to grow up, she thinks that when she grows up, we (her parents) will "grow little" :) I tried to explain to her how it works but she didn't get it, and I don't want to burst her bubble. Your kids are amazing!!

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  13. Love your "three things" post. As an adult, there are days when I wish I could freeze time, just like Mason wants to. Standardized testing (in CA) never used to be so hard and stressful - how did this all change?!

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  14. Aw little mason wanting to stay little. Such a sweet boy!

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  15. I love reading about your sweet kiddos! Since you're a teacher what are your favorite things to get for the last day from parents? My son is in preschool this year and has two amazing teachers :)

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  16. Where is the shirt that Griffin wearing in the picture from?

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  17. MASON! That would just make me a ball of emotions!!!

    I'm thinking of getting my niece a Kindle for her 4th birthday, but don't know if I should do Kindle or the new Amazon Fire? Thoughts.

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  18. I love your 3 things posts! I may have to start doing something like that. Your conversation with Mason would have had me in one giant puddle! Good luck with all your movie duties. :) -xx Leah || Chasing Texas

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