Thursday, September 14, 2017

George is in Pre 4!

G-man is moving right along in the ranking, going from Pre3 to Pre4s this year!

He has many of the same friends in his class this year with the addition of a few more students (this year's class has 19 kids!) and a new teacher: Mrs Rowe.

Tomorrow is his birthday, so we've picked out some cool Power Rangers napkins, masks, and cookies to bring for his school party.

So far his friends this year are Charlie and Oscar; he still seems to be holding a grudge against his friend "hun-tor" (Hunter) who he got in a fight with last year over Wishbone doggy.

Boys 😉

Here are some pictures from George's first week!

Posing with his supplies before Open House

These 4s were so excited for their Open House!


Playing with Ethan and Madeline
(new to SJS, but Abigail's friend Stone's twin brother and sister who we hang out with often at the gym)

Open house picture with Mrs Glaze and Mrs Rowe

Finally his first day!


Holding hand with Sissy on his way to school


First in line.  I doubt Mrs Glaze (who was his assistant teacher last year as well), was at all surprised 


Georgie, you are such a spirited kid and so excited for every adventure that comes your way.

School is one of your favorite adventures and I'm so excited for your year ahead -you're the best, G!



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Abigail is a Kindergartener!

I can hardly believe it, but it's true - my baby girl is now in Kindergarten.

We are happily cruising into our second week and she comes home most every day happy and full of news (usually about after school snacks or what she did on the playground that day).

Mrs Bechtol is her teacher and Abigail adores her.  She is the epitome of a Kindergarten teacher: kind, nurturing, and thoughtful - Abigail can't seem to get enough of her!

She was excited to start the year with two of her friends from PreK (Rhys and Samantha) and had the extra bonus of sitting next to Rhys in class at the red table.

Oh, to be 6 and full of Kindie joy again!

Here are some pictures from the past couple of weeks:

We received a letter in the mail from Mrs Bechtol a couple days before school

Fun at the open house





Walking in with her new friend Carter who just got off the bus


Rhys and Abigail!

Giving me flashbacks of my friends and I at the same age - a uniformed girl's after school wear 💕

First day of school pizza night!

Day 2, excited for PE!



Abigail, I am so proud of the mature, thoughtful girl you are becoming.

I can't wait for the year ahead!




Monday, August 14, 2017

Abigail is 6!

It seems impossible, right?  But it's true!  Our baby is now a caring, thoughtful, and kind little six year old girl.



I'll admit that four was the hardest hurdle for me to get over and since then, this year has been the easiest, but regardless it's pretty crazy watching your babies grow into little people with their own perspectives and thoughts.

Abigail, 

You are an extremely kind and wonderful little girl and it's not just me who notices this!  Teachers, camp councilors, family, and friends continuously comment on what a caring person you are and it's true; you have a heart of gold.

You love playing with Daddy when he gets home from work (he's the only adult in this house willing to play Barbies 😉) and you are so engaged with and kind to your brothers.  Your closest friends right now are Emily and Zoe (whom you've had swim lessons with this summer), your favorite color is pink, and you have LOVED going to camp this summer at the Y (you come home talking about Chewy - camp counselor - or any number of friends every day).

I am so proud of the amazing little girl you are - I'm not even sure how I've nurtured such a sweet thing - and I can't WAIT to see you bloom and grow this coming year in Kindergarten.

Here's to you and the year ahead, Bitsy Girl!

All my love, today and always.

(don't miss her six year interview below 💜)







Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Splashing into Six

This year we celebrated Abigail's birthday with a pool party!

(I seriously cannot get over how adorable this picture is)

We are forunte to have two pools here in our community, so we decided that with a summer birthday (plus a little girl who learned how to swim this summer!) it'd be fun to celebrate there.

Abigail invited all her friends and family (for the most part, I left the invite list up to her!) and we spent the afternoon playing in the pool, eating Jimmy John's and cake (a watermelon cake made by Mamie!), and opening presents.

Here are some pictures from her special day:

She asked for breakfast in bed "like Mommy likes"

Steph, Reid, and Sydney

Papa and Ben

Abigail, Samantha, Emily, Zoe, and Sadie

Grandpa and Uncle Victor

Cousins Jessi, Solvay, Stef, Sage, and Josh

Me and George!

Cake time with cousin Logan, Abigail, Emily, Zoe, and Nova
Ben and Grandma

Chad and Danielle

Swarmed by friends while opening gifts

The surprisingly popular Alp Horn made by Grandma.




That evening we had birthday dinner at Zeek's Pizza followed by fro-yo at TCBY.  Abigail got an American Girl doll for her birthday this year, so Kit joined the party (and even had a few bites of pizza and yogurt 😋)



Happy Birthday, Abigail.  I hope you had a wonderfully memorable day.  

We love you!


Monday, July 10, 2017

The 4th of July

We enjoyed another great 4th at Alderbrook this year!

The daytime entertainment (live music, oyster eating contest, crafts for the kids) was wonderful, the fireworks show was amazing, and the parade the following morning was again a huge highlight for the kids (for Kevin too, who got to sing the Star Spangled Banner while standing next to Melinda Gates!)

George loved running around on stage with the other boys and all three loved dancing to the music.  George, Ben, and Kevin even made a cameo in the local newspaper (although we have yet to receive copies).

This is a tradition we hope to continue for a long time!

Here are some pictures from this year:















Happy Fourth of July!  We hope your holiday celebrations were equally memorable.