Tuesday, August 13, 2013

More changes

 After we painted the upstairs, we decided to take the plunge and move daycare downstairs. All of it. I have always wanted to use the basement for daycare but never had a second exit. After Mia and Kendal moved downstairs, we put in a safety window making it our second exit. 

One of the big changes of having daycare downstairs is that the kids will have a separate bathroom.

One view of our new space... our block/car area, tools, and kitchen area.

The futon is leaving to open this area up more... this area has all of my art supplies and fine motor activities.

My outstanding hubby closed in the fireplace so I could hang all of our circle time activities.  

Another view... our reading spot and toy shelf. You turn the corner to a hallway that has more cubbies and activities.

The hallway has the chalkboard and  dry erase board. I am super excited for this area- a spot for the kids to draw and practice letters/numbers.

Onto other news... last night was our school sneak peek. Kadyn has the same teacher she had for second grade and we could not be more happier! Looking forward to another great year for Kk.

Mia is going into Kindergarten. She was very excited and bubbly about meeting her teacher and seeing her room until we got there. Once we showed her the room, her face went pale and her smile left her sweet face. She quickly snapped out of it and appeared to be excited again after we entered the room. 

Back to school shoe shopping... wow. Kadyn made this into a 3 hour process. She would fine a shoe but not in her size or something in her size but not what she wanted. She liked these shoes but I wanted her to have tie shoes. It was a battle. After 3.5 hours, we came home and ordered a pair online. Go Figure! 

One of my daycare mom's used to do daycare- she had this awesome padded infant area. Even thought it doesn't fit in our basement, we put it into Quentin's room. The girls have enjoyed it just as much.

Last Friday we celebrated Mia's 5th birthday. Her actual birthday is this Thursday but the lake was closing last Saturday. We had a great night. The rain stayed away, the kids loved the sand and lake water, and Mia had a great time. 

This is a really bad picture of me but this is Quentin's first time swinging. We had a fun time at the park on evening. He is such a laid back baby- thank goodness!!! 
Whelp! Tomorrow we start before school care, kids go back to school, and our crazy schedules start up. I am bummed our summer went by so fast. Looking forward to seeing what the year has in store for us!

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