Thank You Families!

Thank You Families!

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Easter, Easter, Everywhere

 Easter here at AoILV was nothing short of a BLAST! Our blog might be late, but our pictures are so sweet! We did the most fun activities all week long leading up to Easter parties and hunts. 

For our Easter hunts, this year, we had parents donate pre-stuffed eggs and boy, did our parents show out!! All of our preschool-PreK classes had over 500 eggs a piece to hunt! 350+ eggs for all our todds and we used our extra to take the sweetest pictures of our infants! What a sweet time it was! 

Don't forget, all of our parties are live on Instagram and we are hopeful that parents will be allowed back soon! We sure do miss having ya'll here to celebrate all this fun with us!! 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Let Them Be Little

One of my favorite quotes when thinking about my kiddo growing up is "Let them be little cause they are only that way for a little while. Give them hope, give them praise, give them love everyday. Let them cry, let them giggle, let them sleep in the middle! Oh, just let them be little!" 

Covid-19 gave us the opportunity to stop and experience life in slow-motion, but as things resume the "new normal," it's easy for us to get caught up with extra-curricular activities, work schedules, zoom meetings, preschool pick ups and soccer games that we forget we don't get these years back. One day, they are in a Toddler room crying at drop-off and next thing you know, they are driving their cars off to college. I know we all have those realizations that our babies aren't babies anymore, but I think sometimes, we need reminders to slow down.

To put things into perspective, if your kiddo was born in 2015 then they are headed to Kindergarten this year with some of our 2016 kiddos and the rest only have 1 more year of preschool before they are headed off to elementary school. All the babies born in 2019 are turning 2 this year! All you have to do is blink and they are potty-trained, independent, grown-ups. Take the time to absorb these tiny years. 

With all that being said, take the time to let them be little. Let them curl up next to you even if it's past bed-time, let them have one more scoop of ice cream and let them laugh when its not even "that funny." Praise their good days and guide their hard ones, but don't forget to love them extra hard through it all. 

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Spring is Near!

It has become clear that in Hendersonville, March showers bring April flowers, since all it has done is rain all month long! We are SO excited for Spring flowers, nice weather, and fun in the sun! 

To contribute to the kids loving and embracing the new growth- we did a  Plant a Flower grab-n-go! We loved seeing how excited the kids got to see dirt and seeds! We will report back soon with the growth! 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Read Across America Week!

We've all heard "One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish," but one kid, two kids, red shirt, blue hair seems more appropriate for last week at the Academy of Indian Lake Village. We celebrated Dr. Suess' birthday with a super fun spirit week. 1 kid from each class, each day, recieved a prize and there was grand-prize winners chosen from the entire center for participation! Everyone had so much fun! 

Monday: Wear Red Day 🔴

Tuesday: Wear a Hat Day 🎩👒

Wednesday: Wear Animal Print Day 😸

Thursday: Crazy Hair Day 💇

Friday: Pajama Day 👚

Our grand prize winners were Rhett Clevidence and Elise Alonso! A HUGE thank you to all of our participating families. Congrats to our winners- we are so proud each of you are apart of our school family! 💗

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Pilates for All Ages!

 The Academy of Indian Lake is going on month 5 of monthly pilate classes! We are so thankful, as a center, that we found Ms. Kristie from Club Pilates! 

She loves what she does and teaches it so well. Ms. Kristie is so good at adapting to the different ages of each class and making class enjoyable for each. The kids get so excited to see her and this trip was full of hugs and "yay Ms. Kristie is here"!!! 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Snow Week Fun!

 What a week last week! Tennessee hasn't seen that much snow in 18 years and it could easily be 18 more before our babies could see snow like that again! We knew we had to document the snow, as much as possible! Get ready for a snow week photo dump!! 

One day, we will look back and be so excited that we took all these sweet pictures!! Here's to warmer weather and being back in school full-time :)