Our Busy August

With the start of the school year, and many activities and new beginnings, we had a busy month of August! So many great things happened this past month that I have been excited to share.

Kinsie started Preschool

Big milestone is our little girl’s life…she officially started preschool! I was a little nervous like I’m sure most moms get before their kids start school. I knew she needed it…she needs constant stimulation and opportunities to learn, both academically and socially. I was nervous because other than church, she had never been in a classroom environment like that before. She can be stubborn and bossy, and I didn’t want her to be the misbehaving child in the class! However, she has done AWESOME! She absolutely loves school. She behaves, stays busy, learns and participates, and even takes naps at school! I have noticed her behavior at home has improved since starting school as well, so this has been a great thing for all of us!

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Our Best Friends’ Wedding

Some of our great friends, Nick and Kaitlyn Phipps got married in mid-August. We have all been looking forward to this day a long time, since they are like family to us. My sister was the matron of honor, Briggs was the ring bearer, and Kinsie and Kerigan were the flower girls. Even though it rained the entire day and it was an outdoor wedding, everyone had a blast! The kids did their jobs well, and then they danced the night away! I wish I would have gotten more pictures, but I wasn’t able to since I was holding Brax most of the time. It was a great night!

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Kinsie started “big girl” soccer

Kinsie is finally old enough to play soccer for the club that Ryan grew up playing, Westside United. They have practice twice a week, and games on Saturdays. She is one of the youngest ones on her team, but she still does very well for not even being 3 years old yet. She participates and listens to the coaches very well, but sometimes, especially on days she doesn’t go to school (and therefore doesn’t take a nap), she gets pretty tired and just flops on the ground and lays there! She is still learning the concept of trying to take the ball from the other team since we have taught her to share and not take toys from others! Soccer has been good for her since she has so much energy to burn!

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September is almost halfway over now, and it is almost the fall season, one of our favorite times of the year. There are so many exciting things coming up, like Kinsie turning 3 and the birth of our new niece of nephew. Stay tuned for updates within the next few months!

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