Exciting week around here!
For starters, we have Emma’s Kindergarten School Star Week.
See in kindergarten in our school each kid gets their own special week to celebrate and be the student of the week.
Emma had to make a poster board to bring to school that displayed all things about Emma, including her family and favorite things.
So, we worked on that this past weekend, in between getting our game night on (which oh so much fun) and also paying a trip to urgent care one more time for good measure having Emma falling Saturday morning, where we thought she may have broken her nose (so not fun). But thankfully she didn’t, just more of a scare for Kevin and myself, as well as more crazy times here, too.
What can I say never a dull moment – Star Student Week Included!
To that end, not only do we have Emma’s Star Week, where on Friday at the end to culminate her week, we (her family) get to go in to celebrate and party with her teacher and classmates, but we have Lily’s school Harvest Feast that same evening, Lily’s school friend’s karate birthday party Saturday afternoon, a family wedding Saturday night and to cap off the weekend Lily turns 4 on Sunday with a gymnastics party in the afternoon.
And that my friends is just through the end of the weekend and doesn’t count Emma’s school Thanksgiving day 2 day feast the following week, plus her Daisy trip, Thanksgiving and Black Friday, too.
So, truly a whirlwind around here for the next two weeks.
And if that wasn’t enough, it is time for Wonderful Wednesday with a huge 100 post celebration this week, as well!
Seriously, I am so excited and just can’t hide it! (Apparently the Pointer Sisters have nothing on me!).
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Exciting times for your daughters and exciting time for mom…a win/win week if you ask me. Congratulations on your success here, Janine, and on being the best mom in the world.
Seana Turner says
Congratulations on your incredible achievement.. both with the blog and those precious girls. So fun to get to be “queen for a day” at school. And so glad the nose wasn’t broken – ack!
Wow – congrats to Emma on her Star Week!!!
Y’all do have a lot going on during the next couple of weeks!!!
Diane Roark says
Without God this week, I do not know if either one of us will make us. It sounds like you will have an extremely busy rest of the week and next week. I will pray God will bless you in all the craziness and you will have a great Thanksgiving! You did a GREAT JOB on the poster. I love the all pictures.
CD Loken says
Congratulations to Emma!! It sounds like the next week or so, is going to get a bit crazy! Good luck and blessings sent your way!!! 🙂
Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama says
YAY Emma!! It doesn’t surprise me at all that she is doing so well! She is a superstar for sure! congrats on 100 linkups–that is seriously amazing!!
Amanda @ Growing Up Madison says
She did an amazing job with her board. I love reading these posts because it shows me what I have to look forward to when my toddler gets to be that age, although I would prefer she not grow up too soon. Happy 100th btw. 🙂
Aw, hope Emma enjoyed her moment to shine!
Susan Zutautas says
Love those poster boards!
Aww, I hope Emma enjoyed her special week! Good luck getting through this busy time, I’m sure it will be crazy but wonderful. 🙂
Oh and by the way, I love your blog layout!!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
YAY Emma! Congratulations. I love how her poster board came out!
Rabia @TheLiebers says
Sounds like you’re in need of a nice, calm, Thanksgiving week! I hope that’s what you get!!
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The board looks amazing. I am sure she is so proud of it. And what a great thing to hold on to for when she gets older too. It’s always fun to be the star of the week!
I know I haven’t been here in FOREVER but I wanted to pop over and say hi because I miss you.
Lots of love to you and the family 🙂
lisacng @ expandng.com says
Sounds like a whirlwind of a weekend + the next two weeks! Glad Emma didn’t have a broken nose!!! Didn’t she just have pneumonia?? Poor girl! Enjoy the next 2 crazy weeks. The girls will be so tired :).
SO adorable! Happy star student week to Emma!! There is nothing more fun than when they get to shine! :)-Ashley
Emma’s Star Week poster looks great. and wow, you guys are definitely busy busy busy!
Congratulations to Emma! So many of her favorite things are Scarlet’s favorite things.
She’s still loving kindergarten? Scarlet does but she says that the full days are too long! I can understand that.
And so sorry about the urgent care visit. Sheesh!
I love the board. And hurrah, Olaf is on on there!! I’m glad your daughter didn’t really have a broken nose! I know that worry though… it’s a tough time until you know for sure.
Oh bummer, you thought she had a broken nose! So sorry! That must have been terrifying!
How exciting about the giveaway, just entered 🙂
Aunt Gloria says
An amazing and busy couple of weeks….but it all sounds like fun! Enjoy and hope you can catch a couple of quiet moments to refuel! I’ll catch up once I get to FL. Will miss you all but will keep in touch. Love……xxoo
Whoa, a big two weeks ahead of you guys! May your festivities be fun! And an early Happy 4th Birthday to Lily!
Ginny Marie says
Emma’s poster is adorable! Both my girls were star of the week in Kindergarten and 1st grade. It’s a fun week for them!
Chris Carter says
Oh that star poster is AMAZING Janine!!! I remember when my kids were star of the week too!!
And girl… I can barely breath I am so overwhelmed!!! TOO much!! Just too much going on to catch my breath!!! Lets hang on together, my friend!!!
Thanks for sharing all of the wonderfulness with with the Thursday Blog Hop as well!
Hi Janine – found you through the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop at Katherine’s Corner . . . . congratulations to you and your family on your daughter’s special recognition! Looks like you are having a great week and I hope it is not TOO cold and snowy where you life ;o) Love your blog, thanks for joining the blog hop at Katherine’s Corner. I linked up to you WW party and will plan to stop back next week. Nina @ mamas*little*treasures
So cute! I love her about me board!
The poster looks fab! And totally Frozen themed! 🙂
Kelly L McKenzie says
You are so very blessed Janine. truly. Why? You got to be a part of the Star Week process. Me? Not so much. Grinning over the timing as my recent post is all about the answers my then 4 year old son gave about his family – and his dear mother in particular.
That board is too cute! My daughter would have wanted Frozen stuff too. She loves all things Frozen.
That is such a great idea for Kindergarten! It helps boost the student’s personality and be acknowledged for who they are. Looks like a whirlwind week for you and just so glad to know is Emma is fine after having that fall.
The Pinterested Parent says
Awww. Emma is a little star. Her board was so sweet. I especially love the Elsa & Anna sisters on there. Incidentally, I keep forgetting to tell you that I like your new format. I know you changed your page a little bit ago, but I kept forgetting to mention it.
I remember we had something called Student of the Week, but this sounds like a cute idea for the kids, too. It sort of reminds me of show and tell about themselves and their family which is nice. You definitely do sound like you have the busiest two weeks ever coming up. I hope you enjoy it and catch a moment to smell the roses. 🙂
Catherine Gacad says
i love the idea of celebrating each child every week. fabulous. also, i forgot to mention that i love the new look of your blog. beautiful!