Thursday, June 9, 2016

Last Day of K, Summer Vacation Here We Come!

Whoa, I see that the last entry was around the first day of kindergarten and here I am writing on their last day. I don't keep the blog updated anymore (OBVIOUSLY) but for those of you who are curious, here's what we're up to...

The girls did awesome all year in kindergarten. In the fall, the girls came home and were utterly exhausted but through the year they got more and more used to the schedule. These girls dropped their naps pretty late in age so I'm not surprised it took awhile. (Will on the other hand dropped his nap a long time ago so we'll see in a couple years if that helps.) They all blossomed in their own ways. Sofia became more confident- a year ago at Preschool graduation she looked away from the audience the whole time and was terrified but this year she was looking ahead and singing with everyone! Josie is my rule follower and I trust her the most to do the right thing and kind of "be in charge". Madeline is still the funniest and tells stories from the day with so much animation. Age six has been so amazing...I'm loving their personalities and seeing them start to read and do math. In the fall the girls are going in three different classes for the first time. Their teacher and we decided it was best for them to become more confident on their own and not rely on each other socially. I think it will be hard for the first day or week but I know they will do great!

In school, each girl would tell you that recess was their favorite part of the day, but they all like math and working on reading and writing too. It's crazy what they get the kindergartners to learn compared to when I was in K.

Will and I had a LOT of one-on-one time this year. We miss having the girls around and look forward to the summer! I do not meet his level of obsession with Star Wars much to his dismay, haha! He and I went to ECFE the whole year back in Roseville and he loved it (as did I). He asked every day if it was Wednesday yet so he could go to school. In the fall he will start at Valley Preschool (where the girls went) for two mornings a week. He's getting so big. Everyone will tell you he is so hilarious, smart, and sweet but of course he's in temper tantrum territory still.

Picture overload ahead. First I'll post some graduation pictures from today, then I'll put in some pictures to show some highlights of the year. Thanks for reading after such a long break. If I update the blog again it will probably be after a good chunk of time again (I'll just be honest this time!)
The whole crew!
Best friends forever! 
Had to add the picture showing Will's latest "thing"- photobombing!


Friend time with Anna, Elsa, and Luke! (I guess Will didn't want to be in the picture but he was having fun too)
Fall last year at Island Lake- with the cousins!
Animals for the third (?) year in a row!
With their chosen jack-o-lantern faces!

Took this pic in Duluth in the fall and used it for our Christmas card picture
Happy Thanksgiving!

Josie's yearly pic- age 6

Sofia- age 6

Madeline- age 6

Will, age 3
At Gooseberry Falls

The girls' kid birthday party 
My brother Ben got married to Erin at the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth

Christmas Eve

Family on Christmas Eve!
Christmas morning
Awesome igloo grandpa Klopp made at Island Lake!
Celebrating Will's birthday at Long Lake (the cake was already half eaten)

Sledding with daddy!
Will may have stepped in the hole! That face though!
Spring break in Arizona!

On a hike in AZ


Happy Easter from the Klopps!
Penelope only a day old with proud dad Ben (my brother)

Penelope with her cousins (Mia is the cousin on the other side, who is holding Penelope)
The girls did two swimming sessions this past winter/spring. They are really coming along!

Mother's Day!
My munchkins and me on Mother's Day
Will with "Teacher Louise", the helper at ECFE (she was the favorite!)
At Dan's work party. (Twins won!)

The girls started soccer and love it so far!

Adorable niece Penelope!

Cousin time!

With second cousin Cecil! (Dan's cousin Laura's baby)
Hope all is well! Thanks again for catching up! :)