Thursday, August 29, 2019

52 : 24 (part 8)

This summer I read 6 books and wrote 6 book reports to practice my reading and writing. My award was a video game - Super Mario Maker 2 is SO FUN!

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Just a typical Sunday with Darby - her Aurora dress, fairy wings, and legos!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

52 : 23 (part 8)

Andy Warhol is an awesome POP artist, I went to his show at MOMA this weekend with my Mom and our friend Rebecca. I got the audio tour and enjoyed the A to Z tour of the art, U = urine.

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This weekend we went to Sea Bowl with Emily and Nathan. While we initially started these playdates for the girls Darby (and Ewan) gets more and more attached to Nathan with each visit... she really loves him like a little brother, which includes cheering him on while he bowls.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

52 : 22 (part 8)

Second grade is great so far! I am in room 9 with Mrs. Garrett and the class is full of kids I know and a bunch that I do not. Mrs. Garrett seems really nice and her class is really warm and comfy.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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Darby -

You started kindergarten today and I don’t know that there has ever been a girl more ready. All summer you’ve been in camp with Ewan counting down the days and then today it was finally time to put on your pink and purple cheetah backpack and take on Highlands Elementary.

At kinder orientation yesterday you realized a bunch of your preschool friends are in your class, and that you have Mrs. Radsliff in the same classroom brother was in, and any nerves you had were gone immediately. And then this morning you hung your backpack on your hook, lined up behind your classmates, and marched on in without looking back... Mrs. Radsliff said, “it’s like she’s been here a month!”

When Ewan started Kindergarten we thought everything would be good but didn’t realize all the adjusting we would do as parents - we didn’t know what a Thursday envelope was or the expectations around phonics or where the lost and found was. With you we know all the things and your teacher, and can just enjoy watching you flourish.

The note I snuck in your lunchbox wished you a day as magical as you are... I hope the entire year is magic and that your new world embraces all that you have to offer it and encourages you to be what we know is quintessentially Darby; you are smart, kind, hilarious, and authentic - and we are just so proud.

All my love,

Thursday, August 8, 2019

52 : 21 (part 8)

My mom is being sappy these days about how big we are getting and how quickly time is going - we went to Sonoma to celebrate the end of summer this weekend. I am excited to start 2nd grade next week, I don't know who my teacher is yet.

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This week Darby started her ballet career! Each class she has to wear pink tights and shoes with a black leotard and a ballet bun (thank goodness for the miracle bun maker that Mama got on Amazon). Darby really enjoyed her first class and is already practicing her positions around the house.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

52 : 20 (part 8)

Every month we have a playdate with Jake and Ellie, this month was my parent's turn and they took us to see The Lion King, we also got pizza and popcorn. The movie was good and I love spending time with Jakey. 

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San Mateo has a great Parks & Recreation Team and they host a lot of great events in the summer. This week we went to "Music in the Park" with Darby's bestie Emily. The girls enjoyed dancing and eating in the park while they countdown to the start of Kindergarten!