Friday, September 22, 2017

September's Joys {Volume 2}

Happy Friday, friends! What a fantastic week we've had here in the Buckeye State. The Summer is holding on tight and we soaked up every last second of it. Before long it will be dark and chilly at 5, cold and snowy soon after. We made the most of it this week and that brings so much joy to this Momma's heart.


The 4th Friday of each month Beth, Crystal, Jess and I encourage you to share with us the things that are currently bringing you joy. If it makes you happy, brightens your day or simply puts a smile on your face, if it's caused you joy and we want to hear about it. Here is what's currently bringing me joy...


ONE | MY GUYS
Our family has had so much fun lately. Being with these two, taking on one adventure after another, laughing, smiling, making memories and messes has been such a blessing for me. Connor has turned a corner sleep wise so our family is more rested than ever before, leaving us with the energy and desire to do more. It's hard to function let alone thrive when you haven't slept in 4 years! We had a fantastic Summer 2017 and I am excited to see what the final months of this year have in store for us. 

TWO | MOMMA BOOKS
I will read pretty much anything you send my way. But this book? It was like it was written for me. While I love the current season we are in as parents, I know that the good seasons don't last forever. Many of my friendships are doing well, with only a few that are in strange stages of change but Hatmaker's "Of Mess and Moxie"* is the perfect book to remind us that not all pain lasts forever. That healing happens and that you an move forward in life with joy and splendor. 

THREE | SCHOOL SPIRIT
I realize we are only at week 3 of school but Connor J is LOVING every single minute thus far. He is so excited to go each morning, Monday, Wednesday and Fridays are his favorite since he gets to see 2 of his friends those days. He is already learning so much and I am beyond pumped to see how much he grows this school year. 

FOUR | DRESSTEMBER
I shared my 10 Days of Dresstember with you all last month and have been enjoying challenging myself to wear dresses, shirts and maxis more. It's been such a fun way to expand my "look". Being able to pick anything from my closest and know it fits isn't so bad either. Some ladies have joined in the challenge and I love seeing what everyone is putting together. The challenge ends in 8 days and I just may outdo myself and aim to wear a "dresstember" outfit more than 10 times! 

FIVE | IT'S FALL Y'ALL
Today just so happens to be the first day of Fall and while the weather is screaming Summer, in our home we are 100% in the Fall mood. We've decorated, we've enjoyed a pumpkin recipe or two and I even gave a friend a Fall themed gift basket for her birthday. I love this time of year. Now, if Mother Nature would get the hint and cool it down a bit, I would really be excited. 

Our weekend is a pretty low-key one. Our last one till the November! My Mom is coming to visit and spend the night and the guys and I have a movie date planned. Pretty perfect if you ask me!


What's bringing you joy? Share your joys with us. And thank you to Sarah and Heather for co-hosting with us this month! I'd love for you to share with me something that's made you smile in the comments below.
Happy Friday Friends!

*I received our book for free from BookLook Bloggers. However our love of reading and sharing new books with you is all our own. #bookworms unite!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pumpkin Infused Premier Protein Recipes

One of my go to ways to stay full is to grab a Premier Protein shake. Each shake has 30 grams of protein and are just 2 SmartPoints. When Premier Protein reached out to me* and asked if I would share their pumpkin recipes, I couldn't say yes quick enough. I love these drinks already but add pumpkin and you know I'm on board. Here are 3 pumpkin infused recipes that pack a ton of protein with no guilt.


Pumpkin Spice Latte Smoothie
  • 1 Premier Protein 11oz Vanilla Shake
  • ½ cup of canned pumpkin
  • ½ tsp of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 1 tsp of honey

Blend until smooth and enjoy!


Pumpkin Protein Waffles
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 2/3 cups Premier Protein Vanilla shake
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled

Directions: Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt in large bowl. In a second bowl, add eggs, pumpkin, Premier Protein vanilla shake, and butter; beat well. Gently fold in the flour mixture. Cook according to your waffle iron directions.


Pumpkin Pie Protein Mug Cake
  • 3tbsp of Premier Protein Vanilla Shake
  • 4tbsp of all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp of pumpkin puree
  • 1tbsp of cinnamon
  • 1tbsp of pumpkin pie spice

Mix ingredients in a mug and microwave for 1 min and 15 seconds. Let cake cool and enjoy!


Before discovering these recipes, I was worried that I would be using far too many points this Fall when enjoying my favorite pumpkin filled treats. Thanks to Premier Protein and the above recipes, I'll be able to have my pumpkin goodies with a solid does of protein to help keep me full as well. 

Have you tried Premier Protein shakes before? If so, which is your favorite flavor? 

*Thank you Premier Protein for sponsoring this post. WMMblog only shares and supports products and service we use, know and love. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Counting Practice & Cupcake Recipe | Apple Inspired

When Jess and I were planning our Fall kids club books I knew we needed to include at least one apple themed book. Apple season may be coming to an end but we've put together a simple craft and recipe to carry all things apple through till it's all things pumpkin.


This month's book was picked with Jess's little girl Emmy in mind. I wanted a book that would be a hit with little girls as we often focus on books for our big boys. Annie The Apple Pie Fairy is the cutest book. Annie the Apple Pie Fairy is a TV chef who makes simple, homey pies. One day, her position as the queen of pies is threatened by Sondra the Strudel fairy’s new show. An intense competition starts between Annie and Sondra and sees their fairy audience become obsessed with Sondra’s fancy pies and the gadgets used to make them. But when the mass of new gadgets and pie-making machines causes a huge power outage, what will happen to all the pies and will Annie be able to save the day?


Prep for this craft is simple. I wrote 1-10 on wooden tongue depressors AKA our tree trunks. I then cut out (some very funky looking) trees and added apples. Each tree had 1-10 apples that would then be matched to it's trunk. When CJ got home from school, he opted to have lunch first then work on his trees. He thought it was so fun to use glue instead of a glue stick. #itsthelittlething




When he got to number 5 he was really eager to remind me that he is almost 5 and showed me how big that is with his "entire hand and all my fingers". 40 something days till his big day, which will most likely include him asking how much longer until he is 6.


While Connor had quiet time, I backed a simple muffin recipe. Martha White's Apple Cider Upside-Down Cupcakes are quick and easy to make, not to mention you more than likely have all the ingredient on hand. I followed the recipe with the exception of putting diced apples in the mix. They make the perfect sweet treat without being too overly sugary.

Next month, we will be celebrating all things pumpkin with


Be sure to visit Jess at Secrets of a SAHM to see what fun they had with this month's book!
Click HERE to visit her blog. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

$10 at Target - Bathroom Organization

One area of our home that has little to no storage space is our bathroom. Basically we have 2 areas for storage. We use the famous Ikea Raskog utility cart (in teal) for towels, wash clothes and miscellaneous items and then use the space under the sink for my make-up, extra bath and body products and a few other things. Because I often grab the same items over and over again when getting ready, I decided to use this month's $10 at Target to organize my most often grabbed items. Here's what I came up with!


With a budget of $10, I grabbed a small leather bag from the Dollar Spot for $3 and then picked up one Room Essentials Drawer Organizer for $5.99. With tax and my 5% Red Card discount, I was way under budget this month. I love how I put these two items to use. 


Using a few of the white plastic storage cups I shared with you all HERE, I gathered up my items and organized them accordingly. The pink pouch is perfect for storing all my other items in an taking on the go with me. Add in my LipSense color and gloss, a few brushes and mascara and I'm set. 


I can now just pull out the entire drawer, get ready for the day and then replace it under the bathroom sink. I know one husband that's going to be really happy to see less of my junk laying around the bathroom. Out of sight, out of mind! 

Now it's your turn! Share with us what you scored this month for $10 at Target.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday Faves: Decor, Homework and Soup Season

It's official... Friday is my new favorite day of the week. Not because the weekend is right around the corner and we have two entire days we can fill with whatever we want but because I get to sleep in past 6AM. Five day a week Pre-K is no joke! This was our first week of 5 days and my gosh, we are one tired crew. Hopefully we get plenty of rest this weekend in between a morning out with friends from MomsNext and the OSU game (Lord help them, they need a win). Here are this week's highlights, random thoughts and a question I need your help with!


ONE | IT'S FALL Y'ALL


Our home is 100% Fall ready. I have a mix of Halloween and Thanksgiving up. I know that sounds silly but it works. I get to decorate once (Labor Day evening no less) and enjoy my decorations till Black Friday, in which my Christmas decor goes up. Odds are, I'll have every inch of our home decked for Christmas by 6PM on Friday, November 24th. That's just how I roll. I may pick up a few new pieces this Fall, maybe new Thanksgiving decorations as I don't have many of those.

TWO | HOMEWORK


CJ brought up is first homework assignment this week. He had to practice his 2's. I allowed him to have lunch and play for a bit but then made him sit at the table and do his worksheet. He wasn't digging it at first but once he was reminded that he gets to pick a prize from the prize box once he turns it in, he was all about it. #motivatedbygifts Since he is just in Pre-K he doesn't really have homework, just activities to help reinforce what they are working on in class but I made a point to call it homework and required him to have it finished and turned in the next day.

THREE | SUNDAY FUNDAY


Our weather this past weekend was perfection. We decided to check out a local sunflower field and visit a local dairy farm. At the farm, we took a wagon ride, conquered a corn maze, played in a kid-friendly playground and topped it off with dinner out. I've said it time and time again that this season as parents has been fantastic. We go, we explore, we laugh, we make far too much noise, we eat too many sweets and we make the best dang memories. This weekend we plan to do much of the same.

FOUR | MOTION SICKNESS


Remember when we went to Florida in February and it took 24+ hours to get to our final destination? In between the rainstorms and pit stops, poor Connor J got sick in Atlanta. We don't know if it was from being in the car for so long, watching too much iPad, eating one too many handfuls of Lucky Charms or what but he straight barfed in the lobby of our hotel at about 3AM. It was a mess. But James is very much the same way (minus the throwing up). They both have sensitive stomachs when traveling by car. When MomsMeet offered us a chance to try Sea-Band* I was more than eager.

Sea-Band is a knitted elasticated wrist band, which operates by applying pressure on the Nei Kuan acupressure point on each wrist by means of a plastic stud. The bands can be worn on each wrist whenever you feel nauseous. The trick is acupressure. Pressing on the right spot in your body can do a world of good and there is a pressure point just above your wrist that helps to control nausea. The stretchable fabric Sea Bands simply press on that specific point on both wrists to be effective. 



Not only is there wrist bands, there are ginger lozenges that James can use when traveling. Natural ginger has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine to counteract the pain associated with stomach upsets. By stimulating the production of digestive juices, it acts quickly to neutralize stomach acids and soothe tender tummies.



We have another long trip planned and I'm happy to have this product on hand for both James and Connor. I love the bracelets come in a small plastic container, perfect for my my purse, your pocket or little one's bag. Sea-Band is available to purchase at CVS pharmacy, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Walmart, Target, and many other drug stores and pharmacies. To find Sea-Band in your area, visit: Where to Buy in the USA for the full list of locations.

FIVE | TURKEY TACO CHILI


I recently discovered this recipe on Skinnytaste's website and can't sing it's praises enough; it's so tasty. I love that she has recipes that are WeightWatchers friendly and provides the SmartPoint values. This turkey taco chili is so good, you don't even know it's "healthy". James approved and it's low on points, just 5SP for almost a cup and a half. It's filling, perfect for Fall and pairs well with grilled cheese which is hands down my favorite soup side. Here is my question for you: what are some of your favorite soups for Fall and Winter? I'm looking for ones that are broth based, no creams because those tend to be high in points, and maybe even full of veggies. You can share them in the comments below or shot me an email: sacox65@gmail.com.


This weekend is full of plans per the usual. But really, it's been such a fun couple of months and I love knowing that week after week our family of 3 is making new fresh memories. Connor is so much fun lately, James and I are often amazed by his big personality.

Happy weekend, friends! 
*Disclosure: our family may have received products and services for free in return for our full, honest review. WMMblog only promotes companies we know and love. As always, contact us with any questions on products and services mentioned if you have questions or concerns. Thank you MomsMeet for providing the Mister and CJ natural comfort for their travel needs. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Our Last Kids Behind The Blog Q&A

Welcome to September's The Kids Behind The Blog linkup. Each month the host and other mommas come together to share a quick Q&A with their little ones. Full details can be found HERE.

Before I get into today's Q&A, I wanted to share with you that this will be our last installment of TKBTB. We've been sharing our kids thoughts and funny quotes since February of 2016 and the hosts have decided that we want to end our link-up this month. It's been so much fun sharing our kids with you but we feel like it's time to move on. Thank you for joining us, we love your loyalty to this link-up!

Now, here is myQ&A with CJ this month. I have to say he wasn't very funny this month. More than anything he was totally sassy! 



How is school going so far? Tell me something you have learned. It's good. I learned what you learn at every school.

Have you made any new friends yet? Kind of. Some. I just don't know their names. 

What is your favorite thing to do after school? Have lunch and play with my toys.

What is your favorite TV show right now? Teen Titans Go and Gravity Falls.

Do you have any pets? Tell me about them. Yes, you know that Momma. Rudy is our cat. He sometimes throws up and when he does, it makes you mad, right, Momma? But he is the bestest cat I have ever seen. 

My thoughts: He was quiet sassy with his first answer. It's just the second week of school, day number 7 when I quizzed him so I am sure he will start learning new things as they are doing a lot of refreshing this week. He is so bad at asking other kid's their names. His after school activities are spot on. Both shows shared a bit older but he loves them and we are okay with him watching them. His comments about Rudy are so true. I only get mad about Rudy's throw up because I've usually stepped in it #reallife. 

While I may no longer be sharing The Kids Behind The Blog posts, I think I will start sharing Conversations with Connor again because oh my gosh, he cracks us up! 

Again, thank you all so much for joining in and reading these posts month after month. While I think I'll miss bits of this link-up, the busy Momma in me is eager to scale back on the "have to dos". 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A Pop of Color for Fall

Later this week I plan to spend the morning shopping while C is at school. While this doesn't sound like anything too exciting to most, it's kind of a big deal. Not only do I get to shop child-free but I'm getting to treat myself to new Fall and Winter clothes. Since losing weight, I've had to purge my closest and am in need of some new items. The best part is I get to use money I made from selling items on Poshmark to score new pieces to add to my closet.

When I head out this week, I'll be shopping at Old Navy. It's my go to place for clothing for myself. Between sales, clearance and coupons, I feel like I get the most bang for my buck. I've made a list of wish list items and hope to find a few of them this week. Here is what I have my eye on...


I love this Eyelet-trim Flutter Sleeved Top in Fir Ever. The cut of the shirt is flattering and I am loving this color green. I'm attempting to add more colors to my wardrobe and this is a step in the right direction. I think the color would be perfect for both Fall and Winter.

This isn't a top that would have been something I would grab a year ago. But I am loving the bold colors and floral print. The yellow option in this Ruffle Sleeve Swing Top is right up my alley. I've been on the lookout for yellow and mustard tops for family photos this Fall.

I own this sweatshirt already, in gray and one size too big but would love to pick up a new smaller size in a fun color. Give me the Relaxed Raglan Sleeve Hooded Sweatshirt in spice girl.

I shared on Instagram that I was on the hunt for an oversized cardigan with pockets and have yet to find the perfect one. I like the color and length of this Open Front Long Line Sweater but it's just not chunky enough.

Give me green! I've been drawn to floral and shades of green. This Pintuck Swing Blouse in green floral is screaming my name. I love the cut of the blouse and the flow and look forward to seeing if I can pull off such a busy pattern.

I sold my too large relaxed plaid shirt last week so I would love to replace it with this option in Emerald Bay Plaid. Paired with leggings and boots this would be a perfect Fall outfit. I could wear jeans in Winter and keep rocking this pretty top.

One habit I plan to keep this Fall and Winter is my love of layering. I've always been a fan of adding vests, cardigans and jackets to top to help keep me warm. Scarves are often used as well for when it's downright cold.

I recently received my 4th Stitch Fix. (Stitch Fix details can be found HERE). I only kept 1 top because I knew I needed to go through my closest and determine what items I really should be purchasing. However, I love what I kept. It's perfect for warm days, my love of flannel and a light layering option. The Penny Lace Detail Plaid Top will be perfect for Fall. Yes? (The black Boyfriend Cardigan pictured is from Old Navy and can be found HERE)


I'll be sure to share what goodies I pick up once I've been shopping!
What are you looking forward to wearing this Fall?


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Lightened Up Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

One thing I won't give up while losing weight is sweets during the Fall and Winter. I'm looking at you pumpkin pie and grasshopper brownies. But what I am willing to do without are desserts and baked goods that cost me too many SmartPoints.

To kick off the start of Fall (for me Fall begins the Tuesday after Labor Day!) I want to share with you this lightened up version of a family favorite: Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins.


These mini muffins allow you to give into that sweet craving without the guilt. The chocolate allows you to splurge without busting your diet. Here's how to wipe up a batch of these!

CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA MUFFINS
2 SmartPoints Per Muffin

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup of fat free skim milk
1/2 cup of uncooked oats
1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 large egg, beaten
1 large banana, smashed
1 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
1/4 cup of brown sugar, unpacked
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips, divided


DIRECTIONS
Step 1: Preheat over to 375 degrees. Coat mini muffin pan with cooking spray. This recipe will make 36 muffins. 

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, combine yogurt, milk, oats, vanilla extract and egg; set aside for 5 minutes to let the oats soften and then stir in banana. 

Step 3: In a new bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir flour mixture into yogurt to combine ingredients. Blend until almost smooth, leaving small pieces of banana in the batter. Fold chocolate chips in, keeping 1 tablespoon for topping. 

Step 4: Spoon heaping tablespoons into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle top with a few chocolate chips. Bake until golden brown, 16-19 minutes. 


What keeps these muffins light? Using the Light & Fit yogurt and the fat free milk allows for less overall calories without sacrificing taste. Connor approved of them, often asking for muffins for breakfast. Which I'm okay doing since these aren't packed with extra sugar. Now... if I can learn to limit myself to just a couple a day.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

What's on Connor's Bookshelf

Our family is known for it's love of books and reading. At least once a week we visit our local library, I always have a book with me and Connor loves being read to and making up stories based on the pictures in his books. I can not wait till the day he can read for myself. Not because I mind reading to him but I just think seeing and hearing my baby boy read is going to be so cool.

If I were to guess, I would say Connor has anywhere between 100-125 books. I try to keep myself from buying new children's books for him but it's really a lost cause. I just can't say no. Here are some of our most recent discoveries and books we've been reading over and over.


BIG-HEARTED CHARLIE RUNS THE MILE*
written by Krista Keating-Joseph

Big-Hearted Charlie Runs The Mile is based on a true story about a little boy who joins a track team and works hard to overcome his small size as he runs against boys who are much bigger. At first, he never wins a race. But Charlie doesn't give up and his hard work pays off. He becomes a champion on the track and later a true hero in real life as a U.S. Navy SEAL.

It's safe to say Connor is a little guy, always has been and I think he will forever be that way. Neither James or I are tall. I love the message within the pages of this book. Not only does it teach young children to never give up but to also work hard for what they want. Charlie's story is one that makes my Momma heart swell. I love hearing tales of little ones that defy the odds.

HEY JACK! SERIES
written by Sally Rippin

The Hey Jack! series places Jack in different, often difficult situations that leave a lesson as the story unfolds. Jack, is full of down-to-earth, real-life, fun and funny stories that boys can enjoy and relate to. With word art or illustrations on every second page and no huge blocks of text or intimidating words, they're perfect for newly independent readers. The books are roughly 45-50 pages and contain short chapters that Connor loves because "I'm reading chapter books, Momma!" This series includes 15 books and I look forward to adding more to our growing collection.

LIFE'S LITTLE BUGS SERIES*
written by Tina Stubbs

This series contains 7 books with 7 different bugs that teach your little readers very important lessons. From Flu Bug who teaches us colds and coughs aren’t much fun, but Flu Bug thinks it’s all in a day’s work to share himself around! Find out why the pigs don’t want to cough and the birds don’t want to wheeze. Read his story and find out how we can make life a little more difficult for him by following a few simple rules. Then there's Hum Bug who is a miserable little bug who always says ‘I can’t!’ Enjoy reading how positive thinking helps Hum Bug to think ‘I can!’ and what a positive change it makes to his life and those around him. The series comes with free printables that make teaching these life lessons outside the book's pages. Our favorite chart is the Doodle Bugs Respect Reward Chart.

We've been really focusing on teaching Connor the importance of giving his all, being a good person/friend and using his manners. I love that we can use books, written with kids in mind, to help bring home those points. It doesn't hurt that we can make it fun and rewarding. What 4 year old would say no to earning a reward?


DISCLAIMER: WMM received these books* for free for our honest review.
We only share products and services we know, use and love. Happy reading!


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September 2017 | Currently + Mug Love Exchange Sign-ups

Ah... three day weekend, why must you go by so quickly? Labor Day was the last holiday that let's us have a school free day till November! Crazy right? So we are digging and preparing for all things Fall. Who's with them? Before I jump too far into my Fall lovin' ways, I want to share with you this month's "Currently" post.


CURRENTLY I'M ...

Celebrating -- the end of the Summer and the start of our favorite season: BIRTHDAY SEASON. Oh and yes, Fall. James, Connor and I have birthdays within 8 days of each others so the end of October, beginning of November is packed full of celebrations. Then we head into Thanksgiving and Christmas and you all know how I feel about the Christmas season. #SantaStephanie

Watching -- Big Brother, Chesapeake Shores on Hallmark and The Murder of Laci Peterson on A&E with a bit of football mixed in. We are Ohio State fans, our season kicked off last Thursday, and I am excited to watch more football this year because we now have SlingTV and can access more channels (read more games). 

Welcoming -- a new school year. I have BIG EXPECTATIONS for Pre-K this year. It's the chance for us and CJ's school to prep him for Kindergarten and I want to make sure he is as prepared as possible. I have heard amazing things about his teachers this year so I am excited to experience a new classroom with new standards. 

Preparing -- I am taking September to do as much blog prep, meal planning, birthday planning and housekeeping as possible. From mid-October to the end of the year, our family is busy. I don't like pointing this out because I know every family is busy but really, it's the one time of year that I tend to find myself getting really stressed and wore out. So September is my prep month. 

Photographing -- less than I'd like. I would love love love to use my digital camera more but my iPhone is just easy to use - point and shoot - but I am really hoping to tackle an upcoming Fall photo challenge with my Canon camera instead of my cell phone. 

Speaking of Fall, I want to share with you the chance to join us in our 2nd annual Fall Mug exchange and chance to win $50 to Starbucks! 

  • Sign-ups open today and close September 12th.
  • Complete THIS FORM to join the exchange.
  • Partners will be picked and notified by September 15th.
  • Link-up and share mug details on September 28th.
  • THE STARBUCKS GIVEAWAY IS FOR $50 and goes live on September 28th when we share our partners/mugs. 
  • Hashtag for this exchange is: #MugLoveExchange
What's currently going on in your world?
Share your answer in the comment section below and don't forget to sign up for our exchange. I mean, who doesn't love love snail mail and/or new mugs?


Friday, September 1, 2017

Hip Hip Hooray! Connor Started Pre-K!

On Tuesday Connor started Pre-K and his last year at GUMC. He loves school and was thrilled to be back in the classroom. It's comforting to see him tackle such big milestones with ease. It truly makes dropping him off each morning, especially the first, go so smoothly.

Connor has been asking about school since mid-Summer. Our break was over 3 months long and while this was one of the best Summers ever for our family, Connor was eager to be with friends again. His first day of school went great and when James asked how his day went he said "It was a 10!".

Connor J -- Preschool 2017-2018
Age: 4 1/2
Weight: 42 pounds
Height: 41 1/2 inches
I love to: swim, play Legos and hug my Dad
Favorite Color: pink and red
Best friend: Myles
Favorite Food: Spaghetti and meatballs
Favorite Summer Memory: Going swimming
My teacher is: Ms. Roxy and Ms. Sarah
I want to be a: A teacher "to little kids"
Favorite book: Pete the Cat




After school Connor was full of answers when James and I asked him about his day. This is a huge improvement from last year. Not only did he say he had a great first day but he shared that he had banana bread for his snack ("I really liked it!"), used the potty by himself twice and he said that he learned about Adam and Eve for his Bible story. Color us impressed with his desire to share his day!

All in all it's been a good week for our trio. School is still fun for Connor so he is eager to go! I can't say that will be the case come junior high or high school. CJ will be going 5 days a week this year and seems to really be enjoying the change of pace (i.e. getting dressed and out of the house by 9AM). We still have some adjustments to get used to, this is a lot of school for him but I know he will love class once he gets the hang of his new schedule. 

I am excited to watch him grow this year. To explore, to learn, to figure out who he is!

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