five on friday (05/27)

It’s the final weekend in May already… how is 2016 almost halfway over? I’m grateful that the warm weather is here and summer is on the horizon, but I wish time would slow down, even just a little!

I have a lot of photos and things I haven’t shared on the blog yet, including the many visitors we’ve had lately, our whole packing-and-moving experience, and our beach vacation. To keep it simple though, today I’m just sharing five moments from our week. Can’t go wrong with a Five on Friday post!

ONE. The most exciting part of Kaya’s week was her preschool graduation party! My friend Katherine put together these adorable hats and diplomas for the kids. We kept it simple and just let the kids play, have lollipops, and eat brownies. Sounds like a pretty perfect day for a 3-year-old!

Kaya has really learned a lot this past year- letters, numbers, shapes, sharing, and being a helper are all good examples. The biggest lesson for her was learning that she could be away from us, as well as trusting and interacting with other adults. I’m so proud of my big girl!

TWO. Of course, learning is never complete, so we’ll still be doing our own preschool lessons at home. Admittedly, this was the first week we had a real lesson in a while (morning sickness, moving, and traveling derailed our schedule a bit), and it felt good to get back on track. Both my girls love coloring and crafting._MG_2343 Kaelyn also loves writing on her shirt with (washable) marker…_MG_2348

THREE. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous this week, and we’ve been outside enjoying the sunshine and exploring our new surroundings as much as possible. Even Olaf got to enjoy some sun! 😉IMG_20160524_094227 My kids had never seen a metal slide until this week… and they are so excited about the loud noise it makes when they kick their feet on it! I think they had more fun doing this than actually going down the slide itself._MG_2373FOUR. They also experienced a merry-go-round for the first time and LOVED it!IMG_20160524_095626It was so adorable that there had to be a cheesy video about it (of course)!

FIVE. We are loving our home and having our own space… including the screened-in back porch. It’s perfect for a hammock! Michael spends his time out there on Sunday afternoons, when the rest of us are napping, and the girls will hop into it any chance they get.
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Happy Friday!!!

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