Friday, August 18, 2017

High Five for Friday: 8.18.17

1. At the end of last week we picked up Will's intermediate school schedule and he walked the halls, finding his way from one classroom to the next. He seemed - and continues to see - confident and excited, while I can't seem to wrap my head around the fact that he has left elementary school behind and in just over a week will start the next chapter of his academic life. As every parent laments, where does the time go?

2. A few months ago a half-wine bar/half-coffee shop opened in College Station. My friends and I have become regulars (the prosecco, lavender lattes, and cheese plates are beyond compare) and on Saturday afternoon we visited The Tipsy Bean again, this time for a Northern Italy wine and cheese tasting. Cheers to a break from everything that makes August such a tough month! (Anyone else? For me, August is one of the toughest months of the year...)

3. Soccer season officially started this week; we hit the ground running with two practices, two scrimmages, and one pool party. Dance season also started this week with five nights of Nutcracker preparations, three mornings of Mini Company bootcamp, and a Mini Company pool party. If this week was any indication, it's going to be a busy fall!

4. Speaking of a busy fall... I am staying in my position on the PTO Board at Hallie's elementary school for at least another year, which means my calendar has already begun filling up with school-related activities, service days, community-building events, and fundraisers. We've been working behind-the-scenes for weeks, but we officially kicked the year off strong with a "Welcome to the Rock" Spirit Night at Chuck E. Cheese and by gifting our new teachers, paraprofessionals, and support staff with bouquets of flowers. It's going to be a great year at The Rock!

5. Happiness Highlights:
Hallie checked The Pioneer Woman's newest children's book out
from the library and made Little Ree's pancake recipe all by herself.
(Except for flipping the pancakes, which made her too nervous.) 
It's a double rainbow!
After Will vacuumed out the inside of my car, these
(somewhat) happy little helpers washed the outside.
Hallie's creation.
Will's creation. I LOVE it
when the kids brush my hair...
It has been brought to my attention that if you break
open peat rock you might find crystals. This girl loves to
use her hammer, especially when it's to find shiny things! 

Happy Friday, Chasing Roots!

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