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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

First Day of School, 2016-2017 School Year

Today went much better than I had thought.  Adjusting to waking up early and having to do school again, I thought I'd have some whiny kids.  But it went really well.  Mom was probably more cranky than anyone, saying good-bye to the lazy days of summer.  Realizing how much work was ahead of me and that there isn't enough time in the days to get it all done, was overwhelming.  Especially on a day with little sleep.  Hopefully, that is an indication of the rest of the year.

First day of school officially for this little one.  While she's been learning to read and write and has done some math already, today was her first ever official day of school!

She wasn't excited at all.  Not a teeny, tiny bit.

Big girl in third grade.  Hopefully this year will be much better for her.

The Schultute!  A German tradition that all children love.  :-)  Mine are no exception.  It was hard for this girl to finish all her work and wait until the end of the day to open this treasure.

Schultute is also a great head covering.

An even better hat.

And all the great goodness inside!

5th grade!  My, time is flying by.  This handsome young man had a great first day.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

First Ever T-Ball Practice

First ever T-ball practice for Isabelle with her dad at our local baseball fields.  She had a blast but really, the main focus is on "listen to your coach and pay attention."  Isabelle wants me to write: "I love it."  "And I love catching and I love throwing and I love batting."  "And say that I'm Isabelle."  She had a blast.  Thanks to my amazing man who is such a kind and patient coach and takes the time to teach his kids, not just about baseball, but about life.  I love you.

And yes, that is a Mako that was on clearance for $8 at Sports Authority.  Nathan is very jealous.  :-)

I just love that smiling face while she is throwing.  What a cutie.

And look at those base-running skills!  She is looking at her basecoach already!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Fair 2016

I'm wayyyyy behind once again with posting pics for summer but this one I wanted to post right away.  It's Dave and Isabelle at the fair and our compromise about him growing a beard.  He didn't want to have a full-blown beard and I love the result!