kindergarten & 2nd grade

am i the only momma that goes full blown crazy person on the first day of school?  i mean as soon as i drop them off i begin counting down the minutes until school is out.  and it's not because i'm worried about how they did...  i know they will be fine and are in great hands.  i just want to hear about how much they loved their first day, and tell me about their teacher and any new friends they made.  it's probably the ONLY day out of the entire school year that they (and I) will be excited about doing their homework.

thankfully we all made it out of bed in time to snap a few pictures before heading to school.  now before you think oh look at becky trying to get all artistic with her wonky angled shot...  let me just clarify that wasn't what was happening.  the above mentioned crazy person had apparently already set in and i had no idea i was holding my camera wonky until i reviewed my pictures.  #momfail

kevyn is trying her hardest not to laugh while the cat is going up her dress... lol!

i'm so excited for these girls as they both have amazing teachers.  they like won the teacher lottery!  i say that, but in all honesty we knew who we were getting...  their small school only has one class per grade!

and in case you saw my instagram post from kindergarten orientation...  don't worry.  kevyn managed to "get her act together" in time and was not "in a mood."  geez this kid...  

~ becky


port aransas round 2!

this summer we were lucky enough this summer to visit port aransas twice!  once with jeff's family and once with mine.   the girls absolutely love the beach and get right to work with their sand castles and sea shell collecting.  not to mention all while working on their insane tans!  #jealous

on friday night we took a pirate cruise around the bay.  we've seen the pirate ship sailing around before the girls had talked about wanting to do it.  our kids, ages 7, 7, 5, and 4, were probably just the right age.  i'm not sure if in two years they would have enjoyed it as much as they did.  kelby, who is 7 going on 17, was already throwing some eye rolls.

can i just say i love how kevyn wears her headbands?!?  

while cruising around the bay, the pirates led the kids in various activities all in preparation of making them official pirates.  it was cute and nat & kevyn really enjoyed it.

they first had to mop the deck...

then sword fight...

hunt for treasure...

and then they were painted in to character...

oh and that girl above, her dad works on the pirate ship and she goes with him every evening.  umm...  how cool is that?!?  "hey, what did you do this summer?  oh nothing, just worked on my dad's pirate ship."  

and before the cruise ended, they were all awarded certificates...

until next time port a!


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