Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Oh how it flies!

Jackson turns 18-months-old today! How can that possibly be?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

First Day Back!

Caroline headed back to preschool this morning. She is very excited to be in the 4-year-old class. I didn't get to snap a ton of pics, but here are a few of what I did get...

We all know that Caroline might quite possibly be the biggest Olivia fan on the planet. Well, last spring when she discovered that Olivia's friend, Francine, takes a bento box lunch to school, Caroline decided she simply must get one, too. We found this pink one at Pottery Barn Kids back in July. The top left compartment has its own "door," so Caroline asked if I could put a "special, secret dessert" inside of it that will be a surprise for her when she finishes her main meal. You can see it's vanilla oreos, but she still has another hour before she gets to find out.

Is this girl excited to be headed back to school, or what? :o)

The one thing I was not prepared for this morning was Jackson's reaction to dropping Caroline off. During the 3 months of summer, the amount of time Jackson spends actually playing with Caroline (as opposed to separately but in the same room with her) has increased dramatically. He was so very, very upset that she walked into school leaving him in the mini-van.

Labor Day

We had a fabulous Labor Day this year! We packed a picnic lunch and headed to Celebration Park. The kids spent the morning playing soccer, running through the splash pad, and climbing all over the playground. Then while Jackson napped, Brian and Caroline hit the pool. We ended the evening by grilling turkey burgers. Yumm-o! Hope yours was wonderful as well.

Jackson chowing down on fried chicken, strawberries, kiwi, and pineapple.

The kids played soccer for quite awhile. At this moment, Caroline is actually saying, "Jackson, you're not supposed to use your hands when you play soccer."

Look at those sweet cheeks...
Splash pad time!

My fellas scoping things out

I love this one - it's just pure joy on his face

They don't come any sweeter than this.