Monday, November 25, 2013

School Days

Will's last few days of preschool at the Glenville Co-op with Ms. Stephanie and Ms. Robin were full of fun and games.  The last week of school he had daily activities.  And then there was graduation, of course.

Will loved preschool and while I was over it (did not dig the shuttling back and forth with limited time to get anything done in between and the PAIN it was getting him out the door), I'm grateful Will had such a good school with good people and good teachers.  Too bad  none of the kids are at our elementary school.  Oh, well!

Will's water party.

And graduation.  The pictures are sub-par because our other camera was all out of memory.  Plus, Josh was in charge of the video camera only to find out he took ONE still photo the entire time, as opposed to the video he thought he was taking. 
The boys did a Hawaiian dance and it was the cutest thing I ever did see.  I just wish we would have got it on film.  Will was so methodical about his dancing--he got all the moves right, but wasn't too worried about his rhythm; he took it soooo seriously.  Cute, cute, kid.

Will with his pals from preschool.
And Will was so happy to have his favorite neighbors come and cheer him on, too.
Lucy was there, too.
And here is the best family photo we got:  Will looking deranged, Josh with his eyes closed, Lucy hiding and me with my Hulk arms.  Seriously!  Are my arms that big or is it the camera (the camera, right!!!???)

We went and had ice cream cones after and said good-bye to all our preschool friends and good times were had by all.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Grant and Sarah Come to Town

This past Memorial Day, our Hershey cousins, and their mama, came to town.  Hip, hip, hooray!  And fun was had by all.  Here's some of what was accomplished that weekend.

Sarah learned to ride a bike!  Yeah, Sarah!
Lucy learned to wear a headband (and match her cousin Sarah).  Yeah, Lucy!
The kids got to ride bikes.  Lots.
Lucy got loved on by cousin Sarah.

And by Aunt Kasey.  Lucy loved her some Kasey Mama.  And Kasey taught Lucy the bumble bee song, for which we will forever be grateful.  Lucy adores that song above all else.
And Will and Grant took terrible pictures together (well, at least Will did.  Grant looks normal in most of these pictures.  But Will?  I think not!).

We also had a pizza picnic, watching Harry Potter, had a mall run wherein I found my white wale--a longish casual summer skirt that, trust me, I wore almost daily, quilted and ate some of Kasey's famous chocolate chip cookies.  We love cousins (and their mamas)!  Come back soon!

Monday, November 18, 2013


Will and I had the best mother-son date of the century:  we took the train into the city to see "Annie", which if you know anything about Will, then you know how much he adores the movie and the music.  I think he might adore it so much because I do, too, and we enjoy it together.  So, when Granny and Kasey and her kids and aunt Jane were set to go see it in the city, we invited ourselves and tagged along.  And boy are we glad we did!  It made my heart so happy to get to go on this adventure with this little boy of mine.
We took the train in, Will bringing along his bear from preschool for the adventure.  His favorite part of the train ride?  That he got to bring his nigh-nigh.

The whole crew:  Kasey, me, Gran, Sarah, Will and Grant.
All the crazy Times Square people.  Will thought they were the coolest.
The show.  I brought a change of clothes for Will, but we never got around to changing him.  Josh was mortified that he went to see the show in this outfit.  I never knew Josh cared so much about clothes!

After the show, we went back to Jane's and got to bed around midnight.  We were up nice and early, of course, and then just took the train back to our dada and Lucy Lu.  I seriously had such a good time being with his kid one-on-one.  He is just a gem.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Spring Sprang

I really wondered if I would ever update this ol' blog again.  I almost didn't.  But then I realized how much I enjoy rereading my last posts and how much my kids like it.  So, though I know blogs are so 2002 and I know that no one but me even reads this (I think I may have even lost my most loyal followers--the grandparents), I soldier on, updating the details of our lives.

Here is a look at our spring.  I loved looking at these photos and seeing the progression of late winter (dance parties and fort building inside) to early spring (bike rides and walks outside).
We are a family of serious dance parties.  My kids seriously demand "songs" every day.  And when Josh gets home from work, he always joins the parties.

After I go for my runs, Will is always stretching and sit-upping right along with me.  It cracks me up.  Above he is attempting a push-up.
Of course, winter time is game-playing time at our house, too.
After Will would come home from preschool and I fed the kids lunch, they would just play, play, play so well together for about forty-five minutes, before Lucy's nap.  And I love how much they like to play together and how well they play together (for the most part).  Here they are all ready to go in their backpacks and train hats.
Snuggling on the couch on a sunny Saturday morning.
Lucy and her obsession with dogs (and her crazy hair.  Sometimes I comb it.  Sometimes).

Will and his mama and his preschool's mother's day tea.  Love that kid.
Lucy loves her some spaghetti.
At the farm to see the baby animals.

Will and his dada a the Fathers and Sons camp out.
Any morning Will didn't have school, I could find the kiddos downstairs building forts.  Will loved him his forts and Lucy loved to play along.

And hooray!  Bike riding!  Outdoor playing!  How these kids love the outdoors.  Look at the lush green lawn.  You know it's spring when our lawn is green (may be the only time!).

Hooray for spring!