Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Sun!!




After a few blustery and rainy days we were very excited to see the sun today!! We enjoyed a wonderful walk along Lake Mac this afternoon and then had a blast doing sidewalk chalk with our little friend Jack. Abby drew a picture of 'Zebra Abby and Zebra Jack' adorable!! We even squeezed in a visit to the library where the kids are THRILLED to use the library cards they got earlier this month. You can imagine what it looks like when we step up to the check out counter...4 people, 4 library cards, and at least 4 books each! The librarian laughed out loud when she saw I was checking out "Yoga for Stress Relief" Hmmm....why is that funny?!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Update!

My wonderful and talented friend Kate took these family pictures for us at the beach.
Getting ready for family pictures is never my favorite thing, but we got ready for these in less than an hour. Showers, selecting 'coordinating' outfits, and out the door. That's the way to do it!!



"It's the second day of otoño" Noah announced when he got home today. Hmmm...is it October I wondered? "NO mom, that means fall!" Oops. Can I get a spanish dictionary here????
The kids are LOVING school. They are making friends, learning math, and learning so much spanish I am amazed! They love their teacher, the girls have two friends from class on their soccer team, they love riding the bus home, and are doing great!
The girls have 2 soccer practices a week and usually one game. Noah is their biggest fan, but is beyond excited to FINALLY start "football skills" tomorrow night.
We've been enjoying September getting in to a school routine. Enjoy the pictures!!
Blessings! Happy otoño!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thank you Auntie Martha!!


We love our new shirts!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Bus Ride Home!!

The kids had another wonderful day at school today. They were thrilled with the bus ride home, they just loved it!! I am amazed by the amount of spanish they are learning on only day 2!! They are singing songs and throwing out new words left and right!! It's adorable!!
ps I apologize for my HIGH PITCHED voice in the video...not sure what is up with that!! Geez!

video

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The first day of school!

We made it!! The kids had a wonderful morning at kindergarten. Aside from Tom and I thinking school started at 9, therefore arriving 2 minutes after the 8:50 bell rang, everything went smoothly!! They came out of school saying, "Buenos Dias" and singing like crazy. They loved it!! The only disappointment in their eyes was that I picked them up today, and they don't get to ride the bus home (I'll be driving them in the morning) until tomorrow!!
After I picked them up, I was off to Hope for my first day of class. My class has doubled in size this year (from 7 to 14) and it seems to be a wonderful group of anxious to learn middle schoolers!!












Tonight the girls waited out a rainstorm and had their first soccer practice. They looked adorable in their shin guards and socks (had to call my sister to see which went on top!!) not to mention the cleats!! They have a bit to learn about the actual game of soccer, but they had a BLAST!!!








I'm ready to have a glass of wine and relax. What a day!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Ready or not...

Here comes school. We had an amazing last week of summer vacation. We hit parks, the Binder park zoo, open houses, read 2 'chapter books' while snuggling in bed...it was perfect.




Today we marked the 'last day' by allowing all 5 of us to select a 'summer' activity we wanted to do one more time. Our day looked like this:

Family Driving Range time (selected by Tom)

Park at their school (selected by Noah)

Ice Cream (selected by Sophie)

Dinner (much needed!)

'Hike to the tower' at local nature preserve (selected by Abby)
Reading the rest of 'Edward Tulane' in bed (selected by Mommy)
It was an amazing day. Sophie stopped at one point today to ask me if I was nervous before I started school. I scooped up my baby and gave her a big hug. Yep, I was nervous as a child, and I'm nervous now as a mom letting my babies start kindergarten tomorrow. I'm even a little nervous to start my own class tomorrow afternoon at Hope. I'm pretty much a blubbering mess tonight as we prepare for this next stage of our lives. School. I think they are entering the class of 2022. They are ready, they are excited...I'm just not sure how it happened so fast.
Happy Fall everyone!