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Monday, May 4, 2009

Kindergarten Round-Up

My belly was full of butterflies but it was just another day for my boy. It was the official East Olympia Elementary Kindergarten Round-Up, an event to see the school, meet the teachers and principles, receive details of the curriculum and my official notice that my first born is entering school.

"We played number games, told the high school girls our names (the helpers), ate cookies. We rode on a bus and the driver was Shaun's dad. He held his two fingers up and that means be quiet and listen so we don't crash into a train. I sat by Kessa. There was fishs in one classroom and hamsters in the other room. I'm excited to go to school" ~ Drew, age 4

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Could It Really Be A...

Tooth, that is. Our sweet Harper has been fussy, drooling, missing meals and stuffing her fist in her mouth so we're quite certain we'll be seeing a little something on her bottom gums soon.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Procession of the Olympians, I mean Species

An annual event that finishes Art's Walk each Spring, The Procession of the Species is a parade featuring all sorts! A little bit of everything, the parade always has a theme, although I'm not sure that I know what this year's was. We enjoyed watching this year along with Adam, Molly, Tommy & Alec. Harper was content to snooze in Molly's arms while the commotion marched right on by! The boys were mesmerized with the parade goer's, all the while keeping an eye out for Ann, Jack & Lucas Bowers but unfortunately they did a great job of blending in so we missed them!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Our Garden of Nutrients (plus Pumpkins and Hopps)

The garden was planted with love and care in hopes that a bounty soon would be there. Drew wants pumpkins and Craig wants hops, Mama just wants to see if we'll actually harvest a side dish from this beautiful setting behind the shed, I mean shop! (Sorry Craig, you know I love to tease you when people refer to your shop as a shed!)

The boys worked hard to create this garden, planting seeds and starts of blueberries, broccoli, corn, cauliflower, cucumbers, potatoes, pumpkins, strawberries and a special spot for the hops. Harper and I sat back and enjoyed the sun, hoping to soon see the vegetables overflowing the garden.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Will he sink or swim?

Swimming lessons began this morning and the boys far exceeded our expectations. Drew and his best friend Tommy were members of the Pike class, and in 30 minutes, we witnessed them dunking their heads in the water, floating and (drum roll please)... jumping in for the finale. They were all smiles and are already excited for next week's class. Tommy's little brother Alec was excited to join in but settled for a puddle to stomp in. We're really looking forward to the lake this year - maybe they'll give Hunter a run for his money!