Dakota was so excited to go to her first day of preschool. She only attends one day a week on Wednesdays but she was ready! Dakota insisted on wearing her princess backpack (even though one was not required) and she went right into her room and immediately sat at the table to start eating her snack. No need to say bye to me and no time to play with the toys as all the other kids were doing. Dakota took her nap well at school and when I picked her up, she ran up to me smiling and said, "Mommy, I missed you so much!" She squeezed me very tight. Her report for the day said she was happy, and chatty. The teacher also indicated that she didn't know what she was going to teach Dakota this year as she is so smart and knows everything already! Dakota loved her first day, and I know she will really enjoy her school experience this year with Ms. Melissa.
Monday, September 21, 2015
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Posted by Kinsey Pistorius at 9/09/2015
Monday, September 7, 2015
Labor Day weekend was spent at home with friends this year. We watched the BYU game with the Curtis' and others and we went to the ward's pancake breakfast on Labor Day. We all ate delicious pancakes and bacon, then played games outside like bean bag toss, and hoola hoops. Then, we went inside to the gym where David and the big kids played a huge game of volleyball with so many friends. It was so much fun to watch. Later that day, we went to the Johnson's pool to go swimming. We ate pizza and fried chicken and really enjoyed the family time.
Posted by Kinsey Pistorius at 9/07/2015
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Drake and Dakota were so excited to meet their new teachers this year for school. First, we stopped at Dakota's teacher, Ms. Melissa's, room. It was so fun to see Dakota's name on her door. I can't believe my last little one is old enough to have her own teacher and a place just for her. Dakota went right in and started playing with the toys the teacher had out, specifically the trains. The teacher was impressed she was potty-trained already. and Ms. Melissa also knew who Drake was when he walked in. She's been at the school for 3 years and it warmed my heart that she paid attention to all the children enough to know Drake from his two-year old class and who his old teacher was too.
After Dakota's class, we went to Drake's classroom where Dilan had done pre-k as well. We were so excited to find out that Drake has Ms. Leigh Ann just like Dilan did. His second teacher is Ms. Terri who is the mom of a boy who was in Drake's 2 year old class a few years ago so we knew her too. In fact, Drake went to her son's birthday party at his home. Drake loved seeing his name in the beach-themed room on the door as well as his chair. He received a lei from his teacher and a fun bag of treats and play sand. Drake took the lei off as he didn't want to wear it when he went to his seat but as soon as I told him to take a picture with his teachers, he put it right back on. He also saved the lei when we got home, put it on his dresser, and when the first day arrived, he told me he needed to wear it. I assured him that he could leave it at home so he did. Drake also received "first day confetti" where he was to put it under his pillow for the magic of the first day. Instead, I had him go outside that morning and sprinkle it in the grass hoping for a great first day of school.
Posted by Kinsey Pistorius at 9/03/2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015
David's mom, Colleen, came into town for the first weekend after school started. That morning, David and Drew had soccer practice so I took the kids and Colleen to Warrior Martial Arts. That particular week Drake had come to me to show me his karate moves. He was actually interested in learning martial arts. I called Warrior Martial Arts and they were having a back to school party and free trial class. Drake loved the class and especially meeting Spiderman and getting his autograph. We signed Drake up for the first month of classes too. Dilan and Dakota loved the popcorn, snow cones, and the bounce houses. Then, Colleen, took us to Chick-fil-a to get lunch. Later that day, we headed to Target so Dilan could get her My Generation doll, Willow's ears pierced for free. Dilan chose the pink heart-shaped earrings and while they were piercing Willow's ears, Colleen let each kiddo pick out a toy they wanted. It was a bit more of a painful process than I anticipated but eventually they all made their choice (Dakota - my little pony, Dilan - three different animal figures: alligator, panda, and horse, Drake - Colleen picked out a mine craft toy for Drew). Later that night, we took Colleen to Tex Mex Salsa for dinner that night.
Posted by Kinsey Pistorius at 8/29/2015