Monday, August 18, 2014

First Day of School

At the start of the day...

I call it "school" but it's daycare. (Daycare in the best district!) Piper is just shy of 5 months old and I'm taking her to daycare. Every ounce of me wants to snuggle and play with her all day though. I'm so sad I won't get to see her whenever I want during the day, but I'm so excited to start another year of teaching! 

I love the first week back during 'Teacher Development Week'. It's seriously so fun to catch up with coworkers about their summer and encourage each other towards a great year! PLUS - a new year means fresh school supplies and we can all agree that there's some rather addicting about new school supplies! 

Talk about opposing feelings...sadness and outright excitement!! I'll be a mess this first week for sure! I'm so glad Michael is coming with me to take our little pumpkin baby to school...there's just no way I could do it alone! 

By the end of the day...

I was so excited to pick up this pumpkin that I skipped/jogged to her room! I was so happy to hear that she's very "aware and loves to be engaged". I guess time will tell if that's really a good thing or not. 

Apparently I was too happy, because I only have blurry pictures of our reunion :) No shame from this mama! 

Day 1 down...186 more to go!! Bring it! #vivnation 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Our Weekend "Away"...

Michael and I were fortunate enough to "get away" for the weekend. Our sweet Piper got to stay with her Granddaddy and Suzy Dear for two nights! She was also able to play with her Uncle Patrick, Izamar, and Aunt Betsy! We're so thankful that she was loved so well while we were gone! 

I dropped Ms Piper off with Mr Cash on Thursday! It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be to leave her! Don't get me was hard, and the drive home seemed to take forever, but Suzy and John did a great job reassuring me! 

Michael and I spent our first night in Grapevine and visited a winery on Main Street! We each tasted 3 different red wines and enjoyed some great cheeses! Then we went to an Italian place and enjoyed great food and dessert! 

The next morning we woke up at NINE!!! So wonderful to sleep in...and went to get breakfast at Einstein Bagels! We came back to the pool for a while, then went to get sushi for lunch. We followed that up with more pool time and eventually made our way to dinner. Hah, then we came back to the hotel for more POOL TIME!! I hadn't been to the pool at all this summer, so it was much needed! 

We got a few updates on our little pumpkin and she seemed to be having a great time! 

We absolutely LOVED our time together, but of course we were so excited to pick her up and give her endless hugs and kisses!!!!!! She's just the best baby and she brings us an incredible amount of Joy!!!