Friday, September 9, 2011

Summer Finally Arrives

Irony: Summer has finally arrived here in the Pacific Northwest, coinciding with a return to the school calendar. We're trying to squeeze in some summer fun among classes and activities. We have a first grade girl and a preschool boy at our house this year--and it's BUSY!

End of summer smiles.

Sam playing in the rocks at Mukilteo Beach with his friend Lily,

Beach play!

Sam and Maya with their good friends Emma and Lily.

First day of first grade . . . and she's SMILING!

This girl is getting so big--can't believe it.

Marmie and Bapa walked with us to Maya's first day of school.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Endings and Beginnings

The end of August has been a time of endings and beginnings at our house. On August 19, Cousin Parker spent his last Friday with us, since his mommy just quit her job to stay at home full time with him. Then on August 31, Sam started preschool. Maya got to go along on his first day, which was exciting for BOTH of them.

Fall is arriving quickly, and we're happy to be settling back into some routine around here.

Parker LOVES snack time with his cousins.

Mr. Sam is all smiles to welcome his buddy.

Sweet Maya wearing her nightgown made by Marmie especially for her.

First day of "Urban Nature School" preschool

Sam would wear this tye-dye shirt EVERY day if his mama let him.

Lucky boy to have his big sister go along to preschool on the first day.

Waiting for the Elevator.

Sam and Maya with Miss Chelsea (left) and Miss Colette (middle).