Friday, August 19, 2016


I was delighted to see Logan's homework last night had a cursive worksheet! Glad our school is continuing to teach it (so many schools now don't, and I think that's a shame).

Friday morning

Another successful morning off to school!

The second pic shows our boys with our neighbor's son. The boys lined up on their own, by grade/age: 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade! :)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

First Day of School!

We now have a 1st Grader and 3rd Grader in the house! 😱

They got off to school really well today - so much energy and excitement. Looking forward to a wonderful year! ❤️❤️

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

1st Grader Party

I'm super pooped - but happy to report we threw a fantastic "Back to School" party for all of the 1st graders in our neighborhood!

Tons of kiddos showed up (not all of them captured in these pics if you can believe it) and everyone seemed to have a great time. What a fun way to end the summer and kick off a new school year. Looking forward to the rest of the week! πŸ‘πŸΌ

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The final countdown!

As of today, Callum has ONE MONTH LEFT of his chemotherapy program! 😍😍

(It's also my grandmother's 91st birthday - woohoo!! πŸ’ͺ🏼 HBD Nana! πŸ’—)

I took these pics a couple of weeks ago, but thought it was appropriate to post them now - since we couldn't have done it without his incredible oncologist and RN team either. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘ŠπŸΌ

We're getting pretty excited with the end in sight! πŸŽ‰πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’œ

Friday, August 12, 2016

Back to School Parties

Today starts a wave of parties over the next week!

We had a number of Logan's friends over for a "3rd grader" pool party today to reconnect the kids before school next week. Here the girls are posing with their water guns for me. ;-)

This weekend we'll be celebrating Robert's birthday (the boys are super excited about this). Monday we will probably have a few friends over for a play date.

Tuesday is Callum's "1st grader" pool party with a number of his friends (and most of the neighborhood!). Wednesday we meet their teachers, followed by the PTA sponsored back to school parties (most of the classes will go to those).

And then Thursday is their first day back to school! Phew!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Private Swim Lessons

Now that swim team season is over, I wanted to get the boys started up in swim lessons again. I decided this time, I'd hire one of the senior swimmers from our team, who also happens to be one of the kids that taught the beginner water polo classes over the summer.

The boys really like him and he does a good mixture of fun and practice for an hour. The pics are a little distant because Logan asked me to go back into the house and leave them alone for his lesson - I'm not sure if he was embarrassed or just wanted to have a little independence. So I had to sneak pics from inside instead. :)