Our Five Ring Circus: The Monthly Recap: August Edition

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Monthly Recap: August Edition

The Monthly Recap: August Edition

When Summer began, it seemed like August was so far away, but the months flew by. It felt like I blinked, and August was over! I took off half of the month for vacation and family time, so I left a lot of blog posts hanging out in my drafts folder, just waiting to be published. That included my usual weekly mom life recaps, so I figured I would just share the rest of August in a quick monthly recap!

At the end of my last recap, I left off a week into August. So let's play catch-up on what happened last month! Spoiler alert: It's a lot!

~ Lily turned 7! 

7th Birthday

~ Liam had a week of preschool each month over the Summer, including in August, so he didn't get much of a "Summer Break." He didn't seem to mind!

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~ Liam had his last day of preschool EVER! It was so hard to say goodbye to his amazing team of teachers and therapists who have been with him for over two years!

Last Day of Preschool

Last Day of Preschool Photos


~ We visited three different schools for the upcoming school year. We visited Liam's classroom in his new school, visited Lily's classroom in her new school, and found Lexie's 6th Grade classroom.


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Back To School

Back To School

~ Liam turned FIVE!!! We celebrated with an 11 hour road trip to Myrtle Beach! (Post coming soon...)

5th Birthday

~ We spent a wonderful week in Myrtle Beach! (Stay tuned for those posts, too!)

The Lucky Few

~ We came home from vacation, and immediately started preparing for the first day of school that was just three days away! Finally, my entire crew said goodbye to Summer, and had their first day of school

Kindergarten Inclusion

First Day of School Photos

First Day of School

First Day of School Traditions

And just like that, August - and Summer - came to a rapid end! Between birthdays (Lily and Liam's), family reunions, and vacation, August was such a fun month. August was also full of changes, but I will be saving that topic for another post! 

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How did you spend the last month of Summer before school started?


  1. What a great summer! The kids are so adorable! I hope they all have a great school year! I am so glad you got things straightened out, at least for the time being, with Liam's class!!!

  2. I think August was a pretty good month for you! And as always, you take the best photos of your sweet family!

  3. I'm glad you had some fun times in August. Can't wait to hear about your trip to Myrtle Beach. Happy belated Birthday to both Lily and Liam! My nephew's birthday is next week and he'll be 6!! :)


  4. Your babies are just getting so big! It's amazing how much they've grown since I've started following you. I can't wait to hear more about your trip to Myrtle Beach! My sister-in-law lives there and she's evacuating tomorrow morning to head here to Georgia for the hurricane. I sure hope Myrtle Beach doesn't get hit too hard. :o(

  5. August flew by for us, too. I'm in suspense...what changes happened in August? I love the picture of Lexie, Lily and Liam walking down the school aisle. I also love your August vacation picture. I can't believe how much Dylan is growing up. Is he already your height?!!


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