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Thursday, September 6, 2012
My baby started pre school today. As impossible as that sounds, it is apparently the truth! Mr. Atticus is now a school go-er. He was very proud to be getting ready for school with his big brothers this morning and happy to have his lunch packed up in his new basket. That was probably the highlight of the day for him. That, and getting picked up when it was over. That was pretty awesome too. The rest of it was…a little rocky. Some tears were shed, but he made it through the whole day and hopefully tomorrow will be easier.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Ahh, first day of school pictures. Always some gems in these shots! The big boys both had good days at school and seem to be happy to be back in the routine. Atti will start preschool next week, and then I will have some mornings free! Looking forward to having some more time to spend with my new baby, the yarn store!
|My big first grader|
|Sam greeting his teacher|
Friday, August 24, 2012
I am so proud of my boy, Sam. He donated over 12 inches of gorgeous, platinum blond hair to Locks of Love today.
In the chair, a little apprehensive!
The flowing locks!
Although this is something we've been talking about and mulling over for ages, we ended up doing it spontaneously and on the fly, therefore garnering some great reactions. Like this, when we surprised Grannie at the yarn store:
And later that day, when Jeff got home from the grocery store:
Patch had by far the most bitter sweet reaction- he cried. A lot. He couldn't say exactly why, but I think it was for a whole bunch of complicated emotions, mostly tied to his own identity as a long haired boy and his love for and desire to emulate Sam. I gently reminded him that this was a big deal for Sam, and that he, Patch, needed to support his brother. I also told him that he now holds the title of longest haired person in our household. He liked that.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
I will readily admit that I am not a huge fan of the Fair. In fact, I have been known to leave Napa when it comes to town, or at least avoid driving anywhere near that part of town, lest the children see that darn ferris wheel arching over the trees and beg me to take them. But this year, we decided to go. Some friends invited us to meet them there, Jeff had the day off, and it was not supposed to be too hot, so I acquiesed. And, all in all, it wasn't that bad. The big boys enjoyed some rides, Atti played his first carnival game (and actually won a stuffed animal!), and we all liked checking out the animals.
Their first ride. A little aprehensive at first, but they loved it. Sam, sweet brother that he is, waved happily at Atti everytime they came around!
Atti loved watching his brothers flying around, but chose to keep his feet firmly on the ground.
The huge slide was a big hit. Patch had a minor wipeout, but bravely got right back on again!
Atti, playing a dart game. He did in fact pop a balloon with a dart. He's got good aim, that little south paw of mine!
And, talking a phone call. He's a very busy guy.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
We are lucky enough to have some mature fruit trees on our property, the most prolific being our plum tree. I think it produces mostly green gage plums, but it is a grafted tree and has a few different varities on it. The tree had an absolutely amazing, overwhelming amount of plums on it this year. We literally could not pick them fast enough. We gave them away, ate them daily, occasionally threw them at each other. But we could just not keep up. Last week we sent the boys out there to pick a few pounds, which Jeff then turned into some delicious jam.
Testing the wares
The fruits of their labors