Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sound Beach Soccer 2017

James had his first soccer game and practice (in that order) on Saturday. The team was surprisingly good considering they hadn't practiced together yet. Our "Team 2" won 3-1!

First Day of Soccer 2017
Besties on Team 2: James, Kyle, and Darin

First Day of Soccer 2017
Bob came to the game.

First Day of Soccer 2017
GO Kyle!

First Day of Soccer 2017
Go James!

First Day of Soccer 2017
Darin got a goooooooooal!

First Day of Soccer 2017
Kyle comforting James on the sideline after James got injured.

First Day of Soccer 2017
The sisters of the players, Miranda and Caris, practicing yoga.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Mom in Hospice- September 2017

Mom's cancer treatment was cut off recently because it had become ineffective. She had additional growths on her liver. There are no other kidney cancer treatments available that she hasn't tried.

Subsequently, Mom took a turn for the worse over Labor Day weekend, and her doctor sent her to the ER on Wednesday. Bob was with her all day Wednesday while they slowly decided to admit her to the hospital. Bob and I were in the hospital with Mom on Thursday and Friday. Friday night I moved her permanently to Long Island to be near me, Kevin, and the kids.

Mom's oncologist recommended hospice as the next step. She's past the stage where she can reasonably do any kind of assisted living arrangement. Mom and I weighed hospice against rehab and Mom decided hospice was better to manage her pain. Hospice is a type of care not a place. She's temporarily at a facility while we figure out how to adjust her pain medication and get our house set up to move with her in with us. She'll get hospice at our home as well once she moves in.

Hospice 2017
Kids, Kevin, and Mom

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Miranda's First Day of Preschool 2017

Miranda started school! Her teacher is Miss Dee, and the teacher's aids are Miss Jackie and Miss Jaime.

First Day of School 2017
Preschool, 3 years old!

First Day of School 2017
With her big brother.

Her first day ever was Wednesday, but since her brother started Tuesday I dressed her up like she was going too and took pictures of them together. This worked out especially well because her real first day was super rainy.

First Day of School 2017
Real first day- with Dad

First Day of School 2017
Real first day

First Day of School 2017
Real first day with mom outside preschool

Miranda told me that she met and played with lots of kids. she and Ella played with the kitchen together. She met a girl named Jordan but didn't get a chance to play with her.

She told me that they painted a school bus, which was obvious because she was holding it when she came out. They sang songs, including Old McDonald's, which she serenaded me with once we were home. She had a snack which she described as "a backpack of goldfish and jellybeans!" Actually, I packed her lunch and it was a snack-sized Ziplock of goldfish, fruit snacks, and a juice box. Not the healthiest ever, but I was trying to make the first day fun.

First Day of School 2017
Returning to the Mommy N' Me location but on her own this year!

First Day of School 2017
Her special hook right next to her friend Ella's hook

First Day of School 2017
She looks dubious here but she smiled right after I snapped the photo.

First Day of School 2017
She's already forgotten all about me. Haha.

She seemed super happy when I picked her up.

First Day of School 2017
Ready to go home- and it's sunny now!

First Day of School 2017
Her new besties Ella and Jordan

Me: So you liked school?
Miranda: I love going to school. I love going to the playground. I love going to Great-grandma’s. I love going to Grandma’s. I love going to Ella’s house. I love going to the beach.
Me: We do all that stuff because we love you so much.
Miranda: And you give me kisses and hugs.

Then she proceeded to tell her painting of the school bus, "I love you so much!"
Me: Your Painting?
Miranda: It's yours now.
Me: But were you telling me you love me, or the painting that you love it?
Miranda: The painting.

Me: Did you learn anything? Did you do letters or numbers?
Miranda: Yes! I learned numbers!
Me: What numbers?
Miranda: C, Y, W, X, and X!

We have a little work to do I guess. But I'm sure she's going to do great!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

James's First Day of 1st Grade 2017

James started first grade! It's his first time actually returning to a school for the second year since he had a different nursery, preschool, and kindergarten locations. He's feeling like a big deal this year. His teacher is Miss Gambino, and his friend from Kindergarten Michael B is in his new class. He's still seeing his friend Nolan every day on the bus.

First Day of School 2017
First grade, 6 years old!

First Day of School 2017
Miranda is starting school this year too!

He enjoyed the first day but then missed his stop on the way home. Much drama ensued. My blood pressure went through the roof. When it settled, he told me about his day and spent a lot of time telling me about his assigned school number and how they use it. He also told me about a girl, Madison, that's both on his bus and at his table in 1st grade. Looks like a new friend already! 

First Day of School 2017
Photo with Dad

First Day of School 2017
Photo with Mom at bus stop

First Day of School 2017
Hugging goodbye before bus

First Day of School 2017
Oh goodbye!

First Day of School 2017
First-grade class!

September 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Labor Day 2017

We had a nice Labor Day. We just took the kids to the beach and chilled out. Kids wanted hot dogs for dinner. Simple and fun day.

Labor Day 2017
Last day before school!

Labor Day 2017
Cubans on the beach

Labor Day 2017
Irish in the water

Labor Day 2017
Beach playground

Also ran into Kristina, Darren, and Maxim!

Labor Day 2017
Kristen and Kevin

Labor Day 2017
Darren and Maxim swimming around

Labor Day 2017
Kids playing with rocks and water

Labor Day 2017
Maxim, James, and Miranda

Monday, September 4, 2017

Cape Cod - September 2017

Great-grandma Ruth recently moved into a posh retirement home. So this weekend, Kevin took the kids to visit, and also helped Grandma Kathy move into Great-grandma's old house. I stayed home to catch up on stuff before school starts.

Cape Cod- Sept 2017
Friday lunch with Great-grandma

Cape Cod- Sept 2017
Grand Aunt Mary and Great-grandma

Cape Cod- Sept 2017
Friday Grandma took the kids to Follins Pond at her old place

Saturday, Kevin, Steve, Mike, and Chris helped Grandma Kathy move. How lucky to have so many strong helpful men in the family. Katie took the kids to Grandma Kathy's new place. After phase 1 of the move was done, some of the helpers went to Bayview Beach. 

Cape Cod- Sept 2017
Mike and Katie at Bayview Beach

Cape Cod- Sept 2017
Bayview Beach has a dramatic low tide

Cape Cod- Sept 2017
Bonfire at Grandma's new house with lots of the family (photo by Nesie)

Cape Cod- Sept 2017
Grandma and Nesie getting some love at the Bonfire

Cape Cod- Sept 2017
Grandma snuggles

Cape Cod- Sept 2017
Mary photo bomb!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Martha Clara Vineyard with Erika and Rob 2017

Super fun Sunday at the vineyard with Erika and Rob! (All made possible by our amazing neighbor Carol who jumped in when our babysitter bailed.)

Martha Clara 2017
Doing a wine tasting at Martha Clara. Love the wines!

Martha Clara 2017
Everyone is having fun.

Martha Clara 2017
Rob and I also got ice cream.

Martha Clara 2017
Sunflowers!! We should have have jumped into the field.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Nolan's Pool Party 2017

Yes, this is the summer of pool parties. Lots of fun at Nolan's though!

Nolan's Pool Party 2017
Nolan going down the slide

Nolan's Pool Party 2017
Ella, Nolan's little sister, is Miranda's buddy

Nolan's Pool Party 2017
Weee!

Nolan's Pool Party 2017
A little solo time.

Nolan's Pool Party 2017
Great news! Miranda is moving into Ella's preschool class!

Nolan's Pool Party 2017
Boys playing in the yard. First grade, I hope you're ready for them.

Nolan's Pool Party 2017
Barbies have pool parties too.

Nolan's Pool Party 2017
Digging with little Kacy

Nolan's Pool Party 2017
Water guns and crazy games.

Nolan's Pool Party 2017
Mrs. Maloney visited!

Nolan's Pool Party 2017
They love her and they missed her.
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