September 10, 2009

First Day of School

Miss Bradley started school on Tuesday which might have been the nastiest, rainiest day of the year here. But, as you can see, she was all smiles with her umbrella and backpack! She LOVED her preschool class and wishes she could go everyday. The best part? It is 4 blocks from our house so we can walk or bike (when it isn't a monsoon outside).

Henry started school last week and made the big transition to Kindergarten. He is so grown up and would NOT stand for me to take his photo, so this is all we got. He is attending a small school called The Williams School which is a great fit for him this year. He is loving it so far but not loving the long days away from home and the only schedule he has ever known. He'll adjust soon I'm sure. Meanwhile, we are just waiting for that note to come home from his teacher telling us what a child genius we have . . . . . we're still waiting. . .

September 08, 2009

Summer 2009

Summer 2009 In Review

Have I lost all my blog fans this summer?? All 3 of you? =)

This summer has been ripe with activity! So much so that it left little time for blogging. My apologies. I'm trying to do a little Summer in Review for you all so you can catch a glimpse of how our summer looked. I have been sorting through our last 3 months of pictures over the past few days, and I realized that I did not capture many of our summer's greatest moments on "film." I did get some good shots but there were some fairly significant events that did not see the lens of my camera but did make an impression on our family. Some of those uncaptured moments were. . .

** Moving into our new home in Norfolk.
** Trying to unpack while 2 little kids run circles around us.
** Meeting baby cousin Reuben Daniel Malcolm for the first time.
** Watching Henry achieve MVP (or MVS as they say) on his swim team.
** Countless trips to the beach and pool.
** Delightful visits from all our family and good friends who came to stay in our new abode.
** Feeling the baby kick and watching my kids eyes light up when they feel it too.
** John starting a new job and tackling with triumph yet another milestone in his medical career.
** Hearing silence in our house after 7:30pm because Bradley has finally learned to fall asleep on her own (after 3 months of screaming, crying and gnashing of teeth)
** Listening to John and Henry play music together on our new piano.

I'll post some pictures next of the moments that I did catch. While I am deeply saddened that our beachy, laid-back summer is ending, I am excited about the STRUCTURE of fall and anticipate the arrival of our new baby in a mere 8 weeks!