Monday, September 26, 2011

Us, In Numbers

5....How many months Graham will be on Wednesday

7:30...Time we got to school last week to honor Clare for being named "Student of the Week" in her class! (She's on the bottom, left)

3...Number of Halloween costumes recently purchased!

2...Goofballs running around in our drive-way the other morning after walking Clare to school.

10...Hours per week where I only have Graham with me.  It's amazing how much I can get done without the older three around!

3...Number of girls that fell asleep during The Lion King last week.  Maybe going after school wasn't such a good idea???

2...Silly faces in this picture.

1...Number of Christmas presents I have bought! Are you impressed?!?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


We are all adjusting to our new school schedule.  

Clare continues to love kindergarten.  I am amazed at how much she has already learned.  Everyday she comes home talking about something new that she learned that day.  She has recently gotten a couple of letters in the mail...and she was able to read both of them by herself! 

She, of course, has her "I don't want to go" moments.  The school schedule is exhausting for her, and by the end of the week, she is wiped out.  I am hoping that as we continue along, she will get more and more used to it.  

Jane and Sydney love school.  Every night they say, "Do we go to school tomorrow?"  I love to pick them up from school and listen to them fight to give me the stories of the day.  It is nice to have two kids to get details from.  They keep each other honest!!!

Graham has had to make his own adjustments.  His poor nap schedule stinks.  When all of the girls have school, we have to get Clare there by 7:55, come home for about 45 minutes, and then take the little girls at 9.  There is hardly time for a morning nap.  Then, we repeat the whole deal again with pick-ups at 2:00 and 2:55.  Thankfully, he is so laid back, and is happy most of the time.

Graham is also adjusting to sleeping unswaddled!  Last night was his first night, and he did great.  7:30-7:00!  I love it!  He had started waking up a few times in the night, so maybe this will be the change that gets him back on track!

 The school schedule is a busy one, but we are all adjusting well.  Everyone seems to be enjoying their activities, and that makes it easier to keep everyone on the move!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mind The Gap

Clare has lost four teeth...

...all in a row!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It's a Good Thing They're Cute

Last Friday, Jane and Sydney fell asleep in the car on our way home.  When the girls fall asleep in the car, it ruins their nap.  We had about an hour and half before we needed to get Clare from school, so I let them lay down on my bed to rest and watch Tangled.  

Little did I know, there was very little watching going on.  Instead they were wreaking havoc on my bedroom.

They had taken she sheets off of the bed,

gotten into my make-up drawer,

and had a hay day with the toothpaste!

Needless to say, the rest of the afternoon was not as fun for them. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Go Angels!

Today, we officially entered the world of organized sports. 
Clare had her first soccer game!

I am fairly certain she had no idea what to expect.  She has had several practices, but today was the first "real" game.  We were so proud of her...she was right in the thick of things.

Of course, there is plenty of room for improvement, but for her fist game, she did pretty darn good.

Casey looks very serious watching from the sidelines.  Let me assure you, the game wasn't very serious. 

The peanut gallery was more interested in the actual peanuts than the soccer game.

Graham was taking mental notes...before I know it, he will be out on the field.

Clare's team was not victorious, but I don't think she even realized it. 

She had a great time playing, and we had a great time watching her!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Graham's New Toy

Graham's favorite new things to play with are his TOES!

Whenever I lay him down, he bends himself in half to get a grasp on his feet.  

The best part about his new toys is that there are ten of them and they are always with him!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

F.D.O.S, Round Two

Guess who started preschool today???

Jane and Sydney were so excited to start school today.  There has been a lot of "kindergarten talk" around here, so it was nice to have a day to focus on Jane and Sydney!


The girls are in the same class, and they did great today.  Marched in like they owned the place!  It makes it so much easier to leave them when they are smiling and happy!

The girls' backpacks are almost as big as they are!

A big "before your first day of preschool hug" from our favorite preschool alum!

Jane and Sydney both had a great day.  Their teacher said they had fun, and they both came out of the door smiling!  We are looking forward to a fun year of preschool with these two!