Posts Tagged ‘kindergarten’

I can’t believe I let the entire summer slip by without posting once.  You would think that with all the time off I would have managed to get a few posts done but there is my procrastinating mind for you.  Well we didn’t do much this summer.  We made it up to Michigan for a few weeks and celebrated Sam’s first birthday with family.  Neal graduated a couple of weeks ago from Lamar University with a Masters in School Leadership and last week Charlotte started kindergarten.

We had a great time in Michigan.  It is always nice to be able to spend so much time with our family and friends.  We never get to accomplish everything we want to in the three weeks that we are there, however three weeks is a long time to be away from home, especially with small children.  It was great to actually have a family birthday party for the first time.  While the party really ends up being for the parents, Sam had a great time eating cake.  We had a Superman cake designed for him and he got his own little cake to tear apart as well.DSC_0238-1DSC_0241-1DSC_0276DSC_0283-1DSC_0304-1

Besides the birthday party we were able to spend some time in the U.P. with Neal’s family.  Everyone except for Jonathan and Rachel were there so it was great for the kids to have the opportunity to play with so many of their cousins.

We also stopped at Neal’s grandmother’s house on the KY/IN border on the way there.  It was great to be able to visit for a little while.DSC_0018-9

We spent some time swimming at my dad’s pool…DSC_0088-1DSC_0113-1

and made it to Binder Park Zoo…DSC_0186-1

to feed the giraffes.DSC_0208-1

We also made it to the beach one day and it was actually above 80 degrees that day too!DSC_0523



Charlotte started kindergarten last week and she absolutely loves it!  She comes home everyday with a new story, she loves her teacher and is always so excited about everything.  I knew she would do great but this has been beyond my expectations.  Here she is on her first day showing off her backpack from Han, Steve and Addison and then Sofia couldn’t be left out of course. firstdaykinderDSC_0210-2


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New Pets!

Sofia saw some guinea pigs at the pet store a few weeks ago and absolutely loved them so when I saw a posting on freecycle for 2 guinea pigs I couldn’t pass it up.  So meet Oliver and Jasper…dscf3380dscf3381dscf3368they are quite friendly and the girls love them!  The best part is they were free, with cages, food, ect. included-can’t beat that.

Also have to mention that we booked our trip to Disney World for Thanksgiving week.  The girls are so excited but nobody is quite as excited as Neal.  We are hoping that we have a babysitter for Sam so we can focus on just the girls this time around and when he is older we can take him along and focus the trip more on him.

Charlotte is now enrolled for Kindergarten which she is so excited about.  She has been asking when she will get to go to kindergarten for the past two years.  She has 2 friends that will be starting at the same school and I am hoping that she is in a class with at least one of them so she will have a friend going into it, but she is pretty social so I am sure she will be fine either way.   She is turning into quite a sassy little thing though.  When I was talking to her the other day her response to me was a rolling of the eyes and “blah, blah, blah.”  Sometimes it is so hard to be upset with them.  It is so cute listening to a 5 and 4 year old say some of these things.

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