Last week of Kinder!

hangin with the besties at Leadbetter Beach
last field trip of the year

Pen had an incredible year of kindergarten at Peabody Charter.
There were so many field trips (Lane Farms Pumpkin Patch, Art from Scrap, Hendry's Beach, SB Fair & Expo & more-- and special school functions (Jog-A-Thon, Harvest Festival, Sports Day etc).
She made new friends and learned so much!
The last week of kinder was action packed. 
There were dance parties, field trips and special performances.
Here are some of the highlights- including her first day of summer!

dance party with Mr. Silva!

homemade blueberry jam (with blueberries she helped pick!) for teacher gifts
a little taste of summer!

running into one of her fav teachers Ms Perkins at Padaro Beach Grill
last day of school

latte date with mommy for her first day of summer

nail date for first day of summer!

sushi date for first day of summer!

hanging out with sis at the zoo after her preschool day was over
first day of summer

zoo date with sissy
first day of summer

last field trip- Leadbetter Beach
with buddy Lyla

hilarious kinder dance party

movie party with her fav Chinese takeout
followed by mom sleeping in her room for her last night as a kinder!

mom sleepover!
Not to worry they definitely slept in their own beds ;)


Feelin' blue?

Picking blueberries is one of those annual traditions we look forward to every year.
Normally I eat blueberries because well, they're good for you.
Buttttt I wouldn't say they are my favorite fruit- or even berry- for that matter.
They can sometimes taste like dirt.

~in season~
they are so sweet and amazing that you're like
"Is this really a blueberry??"

Anyhoo, we like to take the kids on down to the farm and pick blueberries for a morning.
It feels like the perfect start to summer!

This time James got to come with (we usually go during the week, but now that Pen is in school we needed to go on a weekend).
We also joined forces with their cute cousins.

Now, I've already made muffins...
cookies (recipe courtesy of my mama friend) soon to come
and I have a feeling teachers are going to be getting jam for end-of-year gifts. ;)

and can I just make blueberry pancakes like every morning??

Annnnd, I accidentally picked a few too many blueberries
sooooo $50 dollars later,
yeah some of these are goin' in the freezer!

how funny is this face?!

we're there two minutes and they're already discussing politics!

wagon break

checking out the livestock

perfect picnic spot

blueberry selfie!

best hotcake recipe from my Nepenthe cookbook


My little Monkey girl

Violet has been loving gymnastics.
She's quite the climber by nature and is very physical in general.
Gymnastics is helping her to get stronger and develop better balance.
The obstacle courses the teacher creates each week also helps her to learn to focus.
Great Job VI!
we love you!

her entourage