September 30, 2016

365 ~ 2016: Day 274

There are only TWO acceptable ways to enjoy "pumpkin spice"...number 1 is in pie form and number 2 is in Whoopie form!  None of this yogurt, cereal and beverage nonsense!

September 29, 2016

365 ~ 2016: Day 273

One last jump in the pool before it gets closed tomorrow for the season!

September 28, 2016

365 ~ 2016: Day 272

Back to School night at Evan's school.  He loved showing off his classroom and some of his work!

September 27, 2016

365 ~ 2016: Day 271

We record The Voice for the kids to watch the following night.  When Shaun grows up, he wants to be on The Voice.

September 26, 2016

September 25, 2016

365 ~ 2016: Day 269

Celebrating this birthday princess today!  I can't believe she is three!

September 24, 2016

365 ~ 2016: Day 268

I love salon days!  And that this photo was taken by David!

September 23, 2016

365 ~ 2016: Day 267

The boys got a nice surprise when they got off the bus this afternoon.  A visit with Omi and some afternoon Bingo and Parcheesi time!

September 22, 2016

365 ~ 2016: Day 266

Piano lessons started back up last week and they are back to daily practice; working hard to earn medals in the CCMS Olympics!  When Evan comes to a half note or a whole note, he counts how long to hold the note by singing it in tune.  It's the cutest thing.

September 21, 2016

September 20, 2016

365 ~ 2016: Day 264

Picked up this beauty today.  I'm especially loving the vented seats!

September 19, 2016

365 ~ 2016: Day 263

Evan was excited to meet Spider Man at his friends birthday party yesterday!

September 18, 2016

September 17, 2016

365 ~ 2016: Day 261

Had a great time celebrating this 7 year olds special day!

September 16, 2016

September 15, 2016

365 ~ 2016: Day 259

Shaun had the chance to show us his classroom in his new school at the open house tonight!  His hopes and dreams for third grade is to learn geometry!  David had baseball practice, but Dad got to see his classroom and his hopes and dreams for fifth grade is to learn history and pre-algebra!

September 14, 2016

365 ~ 2016: Day 258

One kid at soccer practice at 4:30 and another at 6pm...means a quick and easy dinner.  My Instant Pot is my new favorite.  It make the most perfect rice in 12 minutes!

September 13, 2016

365 ~ 2016: Day 257

I voted today!  My little voting buddy was in school, but was excited when I still brought him home some stickers!

September 12, 2016

September 11, 2016

365 ~ 2016: Day 255

It's fall, so it only means one thing.  Soccer!  Shaun is playing on a traveling team this year and was the goal keeper for a half.  He surprised us and did a great job staying focused and being aggressive. Considering it was his first "real" soccer game, we were impressed!  Evan also had a great first game in his soccer debut.  This year they have the 1st & 2nd graders playing a real game with a practice one a week.  I was impressed by his effort, he was really hustling to get to the ball and make plays. Next time he'll remember his cleats!

September 10, 2016

September 9, 2016

365 ~ 2016: Day 253

Lobbying hard for another cat.  He has somehow almost convinced Dad, but Mom is going to take a LOT more convincing.

September 8, 2016

365 ~ 2016: Day 252

Patio - Before and After.  It's almost complete and I can't wait to toast my first marshmallow!

September 7, 2016

365 ~ 2016: Day 251

Can't forget these 3!  We had fun remenicsing about all their Shenanigans while their older siblings were at preschool!

September 6, 2016

365 ~ 2016: Day 250

I have just adored watching these two grow up!  And now they are old enough to FaceTime with each other!  Oh my!

September 5, 2016

365 ~ 2016: Day 249

We had a great visit in our old stomping grounds today, including a drive by of the old place before some lunch on the beach.  Afterwards we headed to check out waves from Hermine.  I love how we all just pick up where we left off.  Looking forward to some skiing with these kiddos this winter!

September 4, 2016

365 ~ 2016: Day 248

Happy Birthday to ME!  I had a great day celebrating.  The Sangria was plentiful and it was nice to have some of my friends over to celebrate, even if it was for a fantasy draft!  3 more years until the EPIC 40th.

September 3, 2016

365 ~ 2016: Day 247

Yesterday we had well checks for David and Shaun. David still hanging out in the 50th percentile for his height and weight, while Shaun is 75th percentile.  I thought it was interesting that they both weighed the same amount.  Shaun passed his eye exam with flying colors, so no glasses in his near future.  It will be interesting to see if and when that changes.

September 2, 2016

365 ~ 2016: Day 246

Continuing the Birthday Week festivities with dinner at one of my favorites, Ciao Pasta!

Back to School 2016

It's that time of year again.  First day was August 30th this year.  This year has a lot of significance, it's the first year Evan will be in school all day, the first year in a new school for Shaun and David's LAST year of elementary school.  It's going to be a great year.

David's Back to School Interview
Shaun's Back to School Interview
Evan's Back to School Interview
Back to school would not be complete without supplies and haircuts!  They are looking sharp!  I did a lot of the back to school shopping when they were in camp so no pictures of that process this year.






Back to school sneakers for Shaun
The day before school Evan had the chance to come in and see his first grade classroom.



FIRST DAY OF FIFTH GRADE!
FIRST DAY OF THIRD GRADE!
FIRST DAY OF FIRST GRADE!



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Ready to head to the bus stop!
At the bus stop!

Pep talk!
Here comes the bus!

Bye mom!
Awesome first day!