Happy Monday! Here’s the first recap of my lost year of blogging.
September and October were strange months at the Kissel house. We were going through a major life transition, I was never home, and St. Matty was picking up alllll my slack. It definitely took awhile to get into a groove once the school year started, but we figured it out eventually.
Emmy Roses was SO EXCITED to start Kindergarten. At Meet the Teacher night, her teacher gave her some “ready confetti” to put under her pillow before the first day of school.
Both girls got a little fancy with their First Day of School signs this year.
Here we are bright and early on the First Day of School! These sweet girls got up extra early and got ready for school before they ate breakfast so that we could do pictures and I could get to school.
Our sweet 2nd grader!
Kindergarten, here she comes!!!
Matty is on bus stop duty in the mornings and I love getting pictures like this while I’m already at school.
Matty is also on soccer dad duty! Both girls decided to try out soccer in the fall, and Matty acclimated nicely to being a soccer dad.
One day after school I forced myself to leave at 4:30 so I could join Matty and the girls to go pick up Lucy’s new glasses and go to dinner. It was a beautiful evening in Downtown Plymouth, and it happened to be Ladies’ Night, so the girlies got tiaras and we all got flowers!
Our school’s Walk-a-Thon was at the end of September, and Lucy won a Target gift card for the second year in a row!
So fun to be able to see my girls during the day!
We all walked with the teachers in the Pumpkin Fest Parade. It was a rainy, dreary day, but it was so very exciting (and unexpected!) to hear the crowd cheering for teachers as we walked by!
After the parade we walked around Pumpkin Fest for awhile.
We had extended family photos taken mid-October as an early birthday gift for my mom, and I certainly dropped the ball on choosing our clothing. This is the only photo I have readily available from that day, but my sweater and both girls’ entire outfits (right down to their shoes) came from my awesome neighbor. When I called her to say that none of our own clothes were working, she opened up her closet and her two daughters’ closets and let me “shop!”
The girls wrapped up their soccer season at the end of October, and Oma and Papa came to watch.
Emily dressed up Clifford the Big Red Dog as an owl for a school Halloween project.
And the girls both wore store bought costumes for Halloween! #gasp That’s right, folks, I very quickly realized I wasn’t going to be able to make them costumes this year so the girls and I took a fun trip to Halloween USA one evening. It was actually kind of fun . . . once I steered them away from the sexy police officer costumes. Emily wanted to be “a witch with a wig.” #nailedit Lucy is one of the characters from The Descendants. She, too, was adamant that her costume have a wig.
Since Halloween was on a Monday (eww!), our school celebrated it the Friday before. We had a great night for Trunk or Treating!
The Heinbuchs came over to carve pumpkins the weekend before Halloween. Ms. Stephanie brought lots of fun tools and patterns.
A witch, shark, ghost, and spooky tree . . . not too shabby!
So fun . . . but I look SO tired!
And we ended the month with a fun Halloween night with these two crazy goofballs!
And that was our Back to School/Autumn season!
My next post will cover the Holiday Season. Spoiler Alert: parts of it were very NOT great.
Oh, and to include a current event, here’s a picture of us on our front porch a few mornings ago. It was 7:45am so we don’t all look awake yet, but we were enjoying the beautiful morning and waiting for a new chair for our family room to be delivered.
I’ll be back with another post in a fews days!