Friday, August 24, 2012

For the next 177 school days, this little lady leaves me for almost seven hours! I am chomping at the bit to get to carpool and can't hardly wait until she is in the car again...I miss her!
In all three years of preschool, Caroline was a reluctant participant and would much rather be at home with us.

In Kindergarten, she cried the first few days, but it started to get easier.

This year, she has jumped in feet first! First grade is her grade!

She is playing, learning, and having a great time.
I still think she'd choose home over school it the choice were hers, but it isn't.

She told me after school today that they had to draw a picture of their family and write story about how many people they live with. Then she said, " I almost cried because it made me really miss you guys, but I just kept working and it went away"...well, it just about did me in!

She has come a long, long way. 
We are SO proud!
{but, I miss you too, big~time Coco!}

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Summer is G~O~N~E!

This summer has found my house forgotten, my laundry abandoned, and this blog neglected. We've been busy! Too busy to edit these pictures even, but I'll post them anyway!
We went to the beach

We dressed up. A lot.

Caroline and I went to DC with Mindy, Jake, and M.
We rode the train there!

We saw an Imax movie, lots of museums, and swam in the indoor pool. SO MUCH FUN!

We ate dinner at the American Girl Doll cafe and adopted Julie while we were there.

We had a Popsicle playdate at the preschool.

We began t-ball (the twins) and soccer (Caroline).

Whew, boy! That coach is C~U~T~E!
And as summer has come to a close, we now have a first {gulp} grader in our midst. No tears, no clinging, no begging to stay, and no sad faces. I'd like some credit, I've come a long way. 
Oh, and Caroline didn't cry either :) 
She is a pro at school. She went right in with a huge smile on her sweet face! I love this girl!

I am missing her big-time right now and can hardly wait until carpool time!

Hmmm...too cool for posed pictures at school? I thought that started at middle school...
I hope YOU have had a great summer!