Lunch date with my teenagers:
A cloud that looked like a Yankee Doodle profile:
The first day…Lucy was obsessed with the new sunglasses my mom bought her while we were in India:
…but she switched to her other glasses for school.
She’s getting better and better at wearing those things.
Claire and some friends on the first day:
This was the coolest day on the first week of school…and I think it was still pretty early in the morning…I think the first three days were 115 degrees.
Trips and trips for school supplies:
…man alive, five kids need a lot of school stuff! And they do not tell their mother about every item they need on the first school supply run. They like to string it out all week.
On the second day Lu started the bus routine:
…and came home after falling asleep on that thing. Then promptly fell asleep on the counter:I chalked it up to two full days of school tuckering her out…
…until I took her temperature:(The thermometer was a little off…she wasn’t THAT hot, but had a pretty good fever, poor girl.)
So she missed the first Friday of school and recuperated over the weekend.
Claire was all smiles though.
Third grade is treating her right so far.
Claire adores babies. Especially the new one around the corner.
When there’s only one boy in the family, Saturdays can be rough.
But the girls work hard too:
Yes I know they should switch every now and again, but Dave and Max have serious bonding time outside, and Max still does his inside jobs too. We had a major closet-clean-out in our house last week…more on that later.
Elle’s birthday lunch:
Elle’s post-braces retainer appointment:
Lucy moved up a level in her swim class:
I am working on some healthy dinners:
I think that’s a piece of chocolate in Elle’s hand though…
Lucy is in a puzzle phase:
(or “Elle The Awesome” as she saved her contact in my phone)
Lunch with my Kindergartener:
(and the necklace we made together that she insists on wearing every day.)
A date my teenagers sweet-talked me into:
One of Grace’s creations in my hair while I read to her at night:
One of the weekly things we’re working on for FHE:
The flowers I bought at the grocery store for Dave to give to me…sometimes I like to help him out:)
(Even though he actually doesn’t do a shabby job at that himself.)
Claire walking the kindergarteners home from the bus…she is SO delighted when she gets to do this, and so are they.
Max is so much taller than I am.
I know part of it is the hair:)…but he’s got me by a long shot.
Love this Grace:
First stake Activity Day for Claire, last one for Grace:
Elle and her friends taught the dance at the activity again:
(Third year in a row…they love it.)
Max did yard work with Papa who was in town:Yeah, it was HOT.
Dave and I went to the back-to-school night at the high school and got to go to each of Max and Elle’s classes…and bring home LOTS of information:
Elle was amused that they handed these out at EFY:
Max and friends at Sun Splash:
I don’t know who took this…but it’s the Sunday dinner table half-way set.
…with our special new tablecloth from India.
Lunch date with Claire:
FHE at our new neighbors’ house:
There you go…a couple months caught by a phone. Technology is awesome…even if the pictures are a little blurry 🙂