Took the girls swimming on Wednesday and had a blast! My SIL came and met me there with my niece and nephews after school. The schools in her district get out a bit early on Wednesdays compared to other days of the week so there was plenty of time to hang out and enjoy each other's company. Our kids are at the age where you can let them run-a-muck at the pool. They lived on the tall water slides and we lived in the grass soaking up the sun. When we first got to the pool the lifeguard kind of looked at Kinsley sideways when she expressed an interest in the very high slides. They measured her and she was almost to the top of the hight requirement. When I told them she was in level 4 swimming through the city and diving off the high board he immediately okay'd the high slides. Kinsley was very happy about that! Her and her youngest cousin kept going on the high slides over and over again. It's always a fun time with the cousins.
Took the girls school-clothes-shopping yesterday at a department store close to where we live. I happen to like this department store because they are always sending me coupons and discounts galore around this time of the year. The girls love shopping with me and I have it down to a fine art so I can really enjoy shopping with them, too. We are in 6x - 8 girls pants and 6x - 10 shirts. It kind of depends on the style because some sizes are different in certain styles. One thing my girls are not a fan of - skinny jeans. Skinny jeans tend to get smaller around the ankles and they really don't feel comfortable in those. I can't say that I blame them. It was nice getting all that shopping done while the rest of the area was in school. We don't start school until Monday.
Took the girls to our "Meet the Teacher Ice Cream Social" last night. This is where the kids get to check out their new classrooms and meet their new teachers. We always enjoy this and it makes the first morning at school a smooth transition. This year we have a 3rd and 1st grader. They are excited to be heading back to school on Monday. I'm excited for them! I especially like the fact that they get to experience the things that make learning so much fun. We always stop by their Kindergarten Teacher's classroom so they can hug her and share their news with her. Their Kindergarten Teacher is so good at what she does. She is truly gifted in that any child that has her for Kindergarten is excited to be in school. It's good for kids to have that positive foundation because if their first experiences with school can be joyful, productive, and fun then it makes them want to be in school and take instruction from other adults, develop their communication skills and study habits, as well as their friendships and activities. It's going to be fun to see what extra curricular activities they will ask us about. I'm just overall excited!!! We love school days!!!
Tonight the girls are going over to their Aunt and Uncle's house to spend the night with their cousins. They are super excited about this and so are we. While they are spending the night with their cousins their Dad and I will be enjoying a date-night! We are looking forward to that. We'll probably go out to dinner and a movie. One other fun thing we like to do on date-night is hit the book store at a late hour. Do you know how much fun it is to dig through a book store without your kids? Ahh...I can't wait!