We have been driving Avery by her new school several times this summer, to show her the new big school. We purchased a brand new bookbag and matching lunch box and a long list of school supplies. She was very excited and couldn't wait to wear her new bookbag - she even went to check on it daily after we bought it. She would look at it and say 'Yep, there it is, it's ok!'
I took lots of pics and even a video while she ate her first breakfast as a kindergartener, but forgot to get video of her at school! It was quite hectic and crowded, so the pics will have to do!
Well, we got the teacher I had hoped we would!!! She did Avery's skills test at registration back in April and she was the teacher that sat in on Avery's IEP Transition Meeting. She also happens to be friends with many of our neighbors/friends! She is a good mix of sweet and loving, but firm when she needs to be.....just what Avery needs!
(this is what I get for taking my point and shoot, blurry pics!)
As we were walking in, we ran into an old friend. Remember Hannah? She is the daughter of Avery's teacher last year that just adores Avery. She was with her best friend who happens to live at the end of our street. Hannah showed us around...holding Avery's hand the whole time :)
I snapped this when we went for our private tour. She is now a Knox Knight!
We took Avery to Stone Mountain for the first time a few weeks ago. It was a spur-of-the-moment thing, so we were a bit unprepared....which, as you know, is not how I roll! First off, it ended up being 98 degrees that day! So we spent a small fortune on beverages to keep her hydrated and spent a lot of time in gift shops cooling off. We put off going to the top of the mountain until later in the afternoon, hoping it wouldn't be as hot....good idea, but didn't quite cool off....when it's 98 it doesn't really 'cool off'. This is where Avery showed us we had pushed too far! She literally melted in Tripp's arms, so we headed back down the mountain after a snack inside in the AC and me dumping water on her in the ladies room. The park has a new mini water park, and thankfully I just happen to have a towel and swimsuit in my car for her - but we had to make her go in the water park!
Here are a few pics from our day at Stone Mountain...
Train ride around the mountain - shaded, but still hot!
Yogi Bear 4D movie - cold AC and Yogi splashes you with water as he goes down a river. This was Avery's first 3D movie and she did great wearing the glasses and loved it when Yogi splashed her.
Cooling off in the tiniest piece of shade ontop of the mountain
This is where she melted...
When she didn't want to go into the water park, we found this tiny stream...
...and finally had to make her go into the water park!
Ready for the Duck ride (truck that turns into a boat and goes in the water)
Everyone gets a fun duck whistle
She spotted these monkies at one of our many shop visits/cool off breaks. In typical Avery fashion, she yapped about this monkey the entire day until she finally broke Daddy (but we all know he had already planned to buy it for her - we just didn't want to lug it around all day). Right before the Laser Show, we finally purchased a monkey. She wanted the blue one all day, but in the end, went with the pink one. We snapped this picture because she literally walked around with them both forever before deciding!