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30 days of fun! 30 days to celebrate the last moments before my baby became a school girl.
Special, special days.
I will be forever grateful for the memories we made here.
So I’ve had A LOT of emails asking about the 30 days to kinder countdown I did with Madelyn before she started school this last fall. Some of you have asked me to do a full post where all 30 days are together in one place. It sounds like a great idea – but there are sooo many pictures so I think it might be too much for one post. I will consider a doing a special recap post…but in the meantime, you can view our countdown by clicking on ’30 days to kinder’ under the categories tab. The posts will appear backwards (day 30 first). Unfortunatly that’s the way it is for now – if you want to start at the begining you can just go to the end and read backwards. 😉
Here’s a list of all that we did:
Day 1: Ice cream date (and make lists together for what we wanted to do in the 30 days)
Day 2: Movie night (we made a nest on the floor with blankets and pillows, ate popcorn + sweets, and watched our favorite – Rio)
Day 3: Fort building
Day 4: Favorite books (and a special crown for my school girl)
Day 5: Baked cupcakes
Day 6: BBQ and swimming with Mad’s bestie
Day 7: Learned to write new words
Day 8: Painted with nail polish
Day 9: Went swimming and experimented with underwater camera
Day 10: School shopping
Day 11: Packed up boxes in Mad’s room and played games
Day 12: Made pipe cleaner sunglasses and other fashion accessories
Day 13: Made cupcake toppers for a party
Day 14: Farewell party with Arizona friends
Day 15: Hungry Hungry Hippos marathon
Day 16: Mini golf adventure
Day 17: Pool time fun
Day 18: Shopped at Trader Joes
Day 19: Cotton Candy treats
Day 20: Rock climbing
Day 21: Carnival
Day 22: Lunch date
Day 23: Baskin Robbins
Day 24: Rooftop bowling
Day 25: made gumball necklaces
Day 26: Packed up to move across country (lots of games involving a house full of giant moving boxes)
Day 27 and 28: Interview with Madelyn
Day 29: Explore MN
Day 30: Apple orchard
And then school began! Day 1 of kinder was a good day. I felt like I was a little more ready to watch her walk into her new classroom because I knew that we had stocked up on so many special experiences before the big day.
I’ve heard from many of you that you are planning a countdown. I would love to hear your stories + see pics! Please link up and share.
It’s TONS of fun so enjoy the moments!
Madelyn has been sick for 3 days and we’ve been cuddling in bed a lot. This morning she told me that she wanted to do something fun but didn’t feel good enough to get out of bed…so I asked her what she would want to do if she was feeling well. Her answer: Build a fort and read books.
Shortly after that she fell to sleep…and while she was dreaming Julia helped me build a fort over the bed. Then we woke Mads up with our sweet surprise and read her favorite books.
Love this moment.
Hello there (dusting off the cobwebs) – I have a great deal of updating to do around here (stay tuned for a total blog makeover soon + new images and info)…but wanted to get the word out that I’m offering a limited number of photo sessions in Orlando Mar 29-Apr 6…
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I better share this post before 2011 ends and the holidays are far in the past (that happens soooo fast).