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Community Helper

Kindergarten is studying community helpers and students were asked to dress up as a community helper. Nurse, fire fighter, police man… the choices are limitless. That is unless you are Raynes Robinson when there really is not but one choice which is Office Mitchell who keeps the school campus safe. Raynes found himself a SWAT team ensemble, complete with a walky talky just like Officer Mitchells. When he grows up, can you guess who he wants to be?

 

Community Helper via grateful simplicity

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Doughnuts for Dads

As Mr. Robinson reminded me, the last Kindergartener’s Doughnuts for Dads was held at school this morning.  Tend to hold on to these special occasions a little tighter now.  When I arrived (someone has to take the girls to school) Raynes ran over to me wearing his teal flip flops. To school. Perfect attire for this morning’s event.

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Doughnuts for Dads via grateful simplicity

 

One of my favorite babies made a special appearance adding to the Friday morning fun.

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Irma Interrupted

I had almost forgotten about much I love Friday nights. The possibilities of the weekend are endless.  Low key, football, fun events, action packed.  Last weekend fell into the action packed category with the introduction of Irma to our beautiful state. Luckily, she was a little less ticked off when she finally arrived in T-town. We were without power but only momentarily compared to our friends in South Florida. Poor Darby and Danya are still without power in Miami/South FL. If you’ve never spent September in Florida – let me tell you, it is anything but Mums and pumpkins. It is hot. Throw some love bugs in there, sweat beads and you’ve got yourself a September day

Today it’s taking it back to the first week of school. Seeing that our interim reports go out next week, you can do the math to see just how far back this dates. Okay, it was last month which is technically right on time for this ol’ blog that has been gathering some serious dust.

Boys will be boys

Boys will be boys

Irma Interrupted via grateful simplicity

 

Irma Interrupted via grateful simplicity

 

And speaking of the first week of school, Kenley’s middle school cheerleading squad ran the pep rally that week to kick off the new school year. Talk about full circle. I wore that same cheerleading uniform over 25 years ago. Ouch!

Irma Interrupted via grateful simplicity

 

 

 

 

Friday Night Art Class

Friday Night Art Class

Friday afternoon the sky dropped down and brought us rain and humidity. The perfect ingredients for art al fresco for The Littles. The buy-one-get-two Hobby Lobby canvas was money well spent as they spent a good hour on the screened porch painting together, watching a movie. With a 5 1/2 year age difference, coupled with boy/girl, there aren’t always a lot of mutually loved activities that these two do together. That’s where art comes in as it is clearly their love language (when Kenley is in between books that is). Incidentally, I took all three to the library afternoon (before the rain) and you would have thought I was giving them water for the first time in weeks. They drank it all in, checking out a combined 12 books, two of which they have almost finished. Me? I walked out with zero which is about how many I have time to read currently. Next week is our last week of school and I, for one, and ready for a change of pace. No after school activities, weekend soccer games (we had three today.  Three!), driving to school at 7:50 am or test to study for. We have some fun trips on the horizon- New York, California, Tennessee and 30A. A wonderful change of pace indeed! There are sure to be more Friday Night Art Classes in our future.

 

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Friday Night Art Class

 

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Bubbles and Airplanes

Sometimes  life can get complex, busy, and overly serious. What to do? Bubbles. And if that fails, try flying an airplane. It seems to work well for this three-almost-four year old. I think he may have it figured out after all.

Bubbles  and Airplanes via grateful simplicity

His Sassy got him hooked onto bubbles. If I were being honest I would report to you that he is a full-fledged bubble attic. Can you blame him?  Who doesn’t like bubbles on a Saturday morning in PJ’s?

Bubbles  and Airplanes via grateful simplicity

Bubbles  and Airplanes via grateful simplicity

Mr. Robinson bought R his first football last night. Fitting. Raynes asked for a ball recently at a high school football game and I was thrown off when I didn’t have one. At the game or elsewhere. No longer, the boy has an FSU football and I’m pretty sure I heard Mr. Robinson coaching him on how to throw it during what was suppose to be bedtime last night. And so it  goes.

Bubbles  and Airplanes via grateful simplicity

On that note– it’s time to sign off and start the weekend.