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BACK TO SCHOOL!!
I think this past summer went by faster than any other summer of my entire life. School is here and both Brooke and Knox are now in elementary school. I am currently trying to teach Skye how to say mama and how to sleep in until 7 at home;)
Knox officially started Kindergarten! When I picked him up after his first day of school he told me he was shy at first but then he changed to friendly. He said he learned about raccoons and that recess was fun but way too short. He also told me that a GIRL TOLD HIM A SECRET! He was so excited to choose out his outfit the night before. Knox is very proud of his soccer backpack because he is a big soccer enthusiast currently.
Brooke is now a 1st grader! She has a fabulous teacher. Just the woman’s smile and talking to her for 5 seconds puts me in a good mood. Brooke thinks life is the coolest now that she gets to eat lunch at school with her friends. She wants to be in the front row and she is so proud that she is in charge of watering the plants for the rest of the week.
When I walk Brooke to her classroom in the mornings she is a little too cool to hold my hand. This is probably because she is too busy waving to people in the halls. And now I am in a new stage of life again, it’s just Skye and me for a big chunk of the day. She sure misses the big kids but is happy for focus time together going on long walks, consuming large amounts of sweet potatoes with me and exploring new toys!
After their first day of school I took them out for a special ‘first day of school’ treat. I also did a fun little picnic with both Brooke and Knox separately to celebrate school starting. During our picnic we talked all about the best way to make new friends—> To be a friend! I am pretty sure my favorite part of the day is when I pick them up and I get to hear all of their thoughts about the day!
Getting the whole family ready this year for school has been quite the task. I am a huge fan of how easy RetailMeNot makes saving money on everything that we need! If you’re not familiar, RetailMeNot is the ultimate destination for your back to school needs and for the rest of the year too!
Brooke has entered a very opinionated stage as far as her clothing goes so she is very involved in the decision making process ha. Who else has kids in this stage?
With RetailMeNot you can save up to 70% on clothing, school supplies, electronics and whatever else you need to be prepared for this school year! With 70% off on our back to school needs we will all have more money to spend on race bibs, right?
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I get an awesome upper body workout whenever I take Skye shopping. She is wigglier than ever lately.
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Here are a few of the deals we found through RetailMeNot to get ready for school—> The Macy’s Back-To-School Pop-Up Sale + Free Shipping (PLUS up to $40 cash back for online purchases), up to $20 cash back for online purchases at Staples, 25% off $40+ purchase at Carter’s and 15% off orders of $100+ at Kohl’s.
Brooke told me that she had four recesses one day at school… She must be getting in a few miles of running each day now too!
Skye thought it was only fair that she get some new clothing too.
Good luck with all of your shopping this year.
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