While I was in Maine unexpectedly, Jeff and the kids had a trip to the ballet to see Clara’s Dream, a version of the Nutcracker. It was their first real trip to a live performance (not counting the library shows they’ve seen & Disney). I heard they had a great time.
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Granny came to visit us so she could be here for Liam’s visit. The kids skipped school one day and we went to the Cradle of Aviation and then took a few spins on Nunley’s Carousel. A fun time was had by all!
Oaky, we didn’t exactly rock the vote, but the kids had the day off thanks to their school being a polling place. This provided them with an opportunity to visit Dad at work. With both of them in school all day, they miss being able to swing by Jeff’s office with a coffee or little treat. We made cookies in the morning and after lunch we delivered a bunch for him to share with his crew. It probably won’t be until Christmas vacation before they have another chance to visit.
So I got behind with summer posting and thought I would catch up once both kids were in school full time. That (rather obviously) didn’t happen. So I got further behind and here I am still trying to dig out. I would be a horrible mother and blogger if I didn’t at least post about the first day of school. Liam is now in Kindergarten and Caroline has entered first grade. So here are our first day of school pictures and a few others from our September, including some of our annual fall trip to Cape May. It sure was a busy month!
August was a busy month with the highlight being our annual summer trip to Maine. Here’s some pictures from the nearly two weeks we spent there.
Happy Birthday…to me! So close to the big 4-0! What’s a girl to do? Have a fun weekend with the college girlfriends, of course! That means the beach, the pool, “celebrity” sightings in Southampton, and a great time at a fun winery. Toss in some nice gifts and a delicious cake from my neighbor, the baker, and all this is making me actually look forward to my next birthday!
I broke down and brought the kids to the local bounce house/arcade. We had managed to avoid it for two years, so I guess I can’t complain. The day we planned to go was rainy and that made me not want to go at all! Just imagine a warehouse full of screaming, wild kids! But I put on a brave face and followed through on my promise. They liked the big slides and the bounce house. Caroline loved the four-story climbing playground. Liam did not. But what really got their attention was the arcade games. And tickets. Of course, you have to earn tickets! It was fun, it really was. They had a great time. But what I liked best was watching them play air hockey against each other. They were competitive but supportive at the same time. Fierce but kind. Just another simple reminder of how they are true friends and companions.