Monday, August 30

ABC's and 123's

Emma started pre-school last week. It is the same school we sent Sarah when she was the same age. It was such a great experience for her, and she's been telling us that Emma would get to go there when she was 3 1/2 too. Emma couldn't wait. She loved every bit of it... from picking out her school clothes, to packing her lunch, to playing with friends and meeting new people.

Emma is by far our most friendly and affectionate child. She loves to be close to people, to talk, and to make new friends (whether they are infants or 90 years old - it doesn't matter)! There really haven't been a lot of opportunities for Emma to have friends her own age, so we were excited for her to have the opportunity.

Until the baby comes, that leaves just Andrew and I home together for a few hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. He's not used to being without his playmate! I can't count the number of times he asked me, "Where Emma?" Every time I told him she was at preschool, he said, "I go pre-cool too!" Not yet, buddy, not yet.

Thursday, August 26


you just need to curl up in a nice laundry basket and take a break

Tuesday, August 24

The handyman can...

Well, not exactly the "handyman," but maybe the handywoman?

I came across a wonderful blog a couple months ago, and it really gave me an itch to find a project.

After about 20 seconds of searching on craigslist, I found the most perfect project - a dining room table and chairs. Our current table was on the smaller side, and we only had 4 chairs. The craigslist table had 5 chairs (one short once the baby comes, but we'll deal with that later) and huge potential.

I started out with this:And ended up with..... THIS:

To find the blog that inspired it all, go here.

Monday, August 23

she's a big kid now...

Sarah started kindergarten this past week.

How did 5 years go by so fast?

Dennis and I used to talk about all the things we wanted to accomplish before we had "kids in school". It's hard to believe that time has come, and we've got 18+ years ahead of us of having kids in school! Sarah got a great teacher this year and was very excited to start her first day.
She had her backpack, brand new clothes, fast new shoes, and a giant lunch bag she picked out herself.

Happy day for our big girl!

Wednesday, August 11

Just us girls

Last weekend, my little ladies and I had a chance to have some serious girl time while Daddy and Andrew went on a quick road trip. Activities included (but were not limited to):
mani/pedi night, a doughnut run to the local bakery,
the girls' first ever experience at the movie theater, shopping,
a couple trips to get ice cream cones,
and a pizza and movie night at home.

When the boys are away, the girls really will play!