Saturday, September 12, 2020

Quarantine week 26

This has been a busy week for us!  It started with Labor day weekend and we decided to have a small gathering of a few neighbors.  We missed having big neighborhood parties this summer so it was amazing to hear all the laughter in our back yard again before fall.  These are all families who have been in our quarantine bubble this summer.

Tuesday we went to see the new classroom and meet Annabelle's team.  Everyone was so kind and excited for school to start.  We saw her new desk and dropped off her supplies. 

Thursday was her first day of 3rd grade.  It's been 181 days since she was in school!  She was so excited at drop off that I couldn't get her out of her car seat.  When she's over excited the tone in her arms is so high I can barely straighten them out.  She had a fantastic first 2 days and can't wait to go back Monday.  It is a short day but I set up things for the afternoon to keep her busy at home.  Overall a very successful week back!  Hopefully all the precautions they are taking will keep our kids safe <3 

Striking a pose in her new outfit

Some gifts for neighbors who are teachers,
something to help them "Relax" before school starts

Ready for a little party

Love them!!

Everyone had so much fun!

Night golf cart ride

Picking out earrings

All giggles after having her
ears pierced, not one tear!



Dance party on the way to school

We LOVE Dewitt

This was her reaction when I asked her how the first day went

Love her daily log, this way I can see what
she's doing and we can talk about her day

After school reading from her book bin

Working on her afternoon homework.  Since the rest of the class
goes full day, the teacher will send home any work that's done in the
afternoon for us to work on.

Working on numbers outside (while we still can)

Some chalking fun with friends

Second day of school for my panda

Prepping for our afternoon

Put these activities together to work on while she eats lunch

What's the best part about 1/2 days? 
Getting more time with friends after lunch & work is done!

Love these three, their friendship is so special!

Friendship bracelets 

Having some fun, pointing out numbers

Working on visual and OT skills

Coloring a picture for her teacher.  She insisted on
scanning and emailing it when she was done. 

Friday, September 4, 2020

Quarantine week 25

 Our last full week of summer!  We had fun getting out a little bit, dropping off meds at school, and playing with friends.  Even though most of our days look the same it's been an amazing summer.  We have definitely slowed down and done a lot more simple things at home.  Playing cars in the basement, making wooden pizzas, laying on the couch watching a movie in the afternoon - I will always cherish these moments with Brian and Annabelle without having to go out and keep a schedule of activities.  I'm not sure I will feel the same when we are stuck inside for the winter, I will look back on these weeks of summer and count down to spring.  We are starting to look toward Christmas and what fun things we can add to our inside to keep us busy :-) 

Setting up the race track

Our part time school space, tons of games, worksheets, manipulatives, therapy toys, arts & crafts - we are ready!

New magnetic white board for lessons, below is our work table and it's also a sensory bin under the top.

We went through baby toys to give away, Annabelle found a new love for her little piano

Tried out a canoe in the Irondequoit creek with friends 

Such beautiful views

An OMG LOL party on the golf cart
Getting in every second of swimming before it's too cold

Having some pretend pizza then finished it off with a pretend ice cream with my girl

These two are best buddies

Cleaning the golf cart

My first trip to Target in 6 months.  I was there 10 minutes and bought one thing :-\


Homemade sauce (insta pot), chicken parm, & eggplant parm (air fryer)

making her bracelet for the first day of school

backyard tent fun

Beautiful sunset

Sunrise the next morning

Some evening bouncing at our neighbors, Annabelle LOVED it!

The girls had a blast, so grateful for amazing next door neighbors!!

Decided to put up a tent in the back yard to play in :-) 

Working on some school skills

Mask, purse, wand, crown - check, check, check & check!