Monday, September 20, 2010

Look at us!

The boys are now officially bodons in tae kwon do. They are very close to being Black Belts!
This past weekend we took a little trip out to the Berkshires in Massachusetts to visit a time share. We were smart enough not to give in to their sales pitch... and we were able to spend all day Saturday at the resort. The kids played on the playground, in the arcade, and they played shuffleboard! We also did a round of mini golf. It was fun, but not somewhere we'd want to go back to.
Saturday was our 11th anniversary! We took the kids out to dinner at Friendly's and back to the hotel for a swim. The boys loved the hot tub! Even Owen liked jumping into the pool!
School is going well, kids are doing good. It's a short post today because I'm extra sleepy!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

back to school!

How does that song go, "It's the most wonderful time of the year!" Nah, I can't say that I totally feel that way, but I CAN say that it was time for them to head back to school, and structure, and routine.
Samantha is in 8th grade now. She is taking advanced Spanish and advanced Math. She ordered a special purple-zebra backpack and a Cody Simpson tee shirt to wear on the first day of school!!
Will is in 6th grade. He has all of his supplies color-coded and organized. He is mostly excited to get back to technology class.
Colby is in 4th grade. He didn't have much in the way of a supply list this year, so his backpack was fairly light! He got his hair cut and styled, and spent about 20 minutes in the bathroom last night blow drying it!!
Owen is here all by himself, but he doesn't notice yet. He did enjoy watching the bus go by a few times!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

End of summer 2010

Where did the summer go?
Hard to believe, but the kids are starting back to school on Tuesday! I have mixed emotions about that. I will miss having them around all day, and I will miss the 'lazy' days of summer. But I am looking forward to the new routine!
We have done so much this summer. Just this past week, Sam and I clogged at the Washington County Fair and also the Chatham Fair. I brought all 4 kids plus Savannah to the fair, and we had a GREAT time!! We went to Boston last Friday with our neighbors and that was a really fun road trip. Unfortunately, Will couldn't go because he was going camping with the Scouts so he stayed home. Luckily, Grandpa Bill stopped by and asked him to go biking!! Grandpa Bill also joined us on Monday on a trip to Zoom Flume!! We met up with Savannah's family even though we hadn't planned to. All of the kids loved it, even Owen!!!
We're busy trying to get all of the back to school shopping done. We still need to do haircuts and some shoes. And sharpen all those pencils!!
We are all doing well. happy September!