Friday, June 30, 2017

Super Soccer Stars 2017

My friend Erica and I took our kids to Super Soccer Stars at the library on Thursday. There was a little kids class for Miranda and her little Kacy at 11, and then there was a soccer class for the big kids James and Kyle at 12. We also had James's and Kyle's friend Nick with us, and Kyle's cousin Gabe and they got a chance to play too. Fun times!

PJFL- June 2017
Selfie of everyone

PJFL- June 2017 
Miranda playing soccer

PJFL- June 2017
Kids taking a snack break outside

PJFL- June 2017 
Big kids playing soccer

PJFL- June 2017 
Miranda, James, Kyle, Nick, Gabe, and Kyle (busy right now)

June 2017
Taking these well-behaved kiddos for ice cream

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Cape Cod - June 2017

Thursday we picked up James on his last day of Kindergarten and took the Ferry on our way to visit family on Cape Cod.

Last Day of K 2017
On the Ferry.

Last Day of K 2017
Nautical coloring books and cookies!

Last Day of K 2017
Reunited with Grandma!

Last Day of K 2017
Great-grandma too!

Last Day of K 2017
Grandma is making fun of Miranda's dinnertime pout.

Last Day of K 2017
Enjoying grandma's cooking.

Friday we went to Bayview beach and at 12:47 p.m. the entire beach was there... tomorrow it would be gone... dun dun dun.

Cape Cod- June 2017
12:47 p.m. lots of beach

  Cape Cod- June 2017
Before Kevin sprayed us all in the eyes with sunscreen

Cape Cod- June 2017
Before

Cape Cod- June 2017
After we all got sprayed with sunscreen

Cape Cod- June 2017
Miranda wanted to run back and forth

Cape Cod- June 2017
A lot

Cape Cod- June 2017
Friday night dinner with grandma out at Salty's

Cape Cod- June 2017
Salty's

Saturday the kids hung out with Grandma, did a little gardening with Grand Aunt Mary, then we had a family BBQ.

Cape Cod- June 2017
Gardening with Grand Aunt Mary

Cape Cod- June 2017 
Dickie cooking

Cape Cod- June 2017
Family

Cape Cod- June 2017
 
Mary helping with dessert

Cape Cod- June 2017
Catching caterpillars

Cape Cod- June 2017
Playing in the yard

Cape Cod- June 2017
Hanging out

Saturday night this crew went for drinks. We also met up with Margaret and Eric.

Cape Cod- June 2017 
Mike, Kevin, Katie, Ericka

Sunday we went to the beach with everyone and then went for ice cream at Smugglers.

Cape Cod- June 2017
Bayview Beach

June 2017
James's journal

Fun times!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Baby Isabela 2017!

Isabela Josephine is here! Her parents, Michele and Brandon, and her two brothers, Miles and Izaac, are calling her Ela Jo. She's a lucky little baby as she gets a huge fabulous family that lives in the same area. Congratulations! I have to start planning my trip to Richmond!

Ela Jo 2017
Ela Jo is beautiful!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Last Days of Kindergarten 2017

James is done with Kindergarten! He's so little and basically perfect right now that I would totally stop time if I could (except that Miranda is a threenager so I definitely wouldn't stop time). The Kindergarten Move-Up Ceremony was Monday, and they split the class into two to minimize the craziness, so we really only saw half the class "moving up." They mostly sang a bunch of really funny pop song covers but with new lyrics about entering first grade.

J's K Move-Up 2017
Entering the cafetorium

J's K Move-Up 2017
The principal greeting us

Kindergarten Move-Up 2017
Everybody is ready to sing; James is chatting with some girl he just met.

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All the Kindergarteners

Afterward, we went back to the classroom to give Mr. J a gift from the class. It included a big art project from the kids and gift cards to every conceivable thing in our town.

J's K Move-Up 2017
Mr. J seeing his gift

Kindergarten Move-Up 2017
Handprints from all the kids.

J's K Move-Up 2017
Me with my little graduate and little photo bomb


Tuesday, we had some early summer relaxing with his friends Kyle and Nicholas.

June 2017
Swimming at Kyle's

June 2017
Snack time!

Thursday was the real last day- a half day. We out him on the bus in the morning, and picked him in the afternoon to leave for Cape Cod.

Last Day of K 2017
First and Last Day of Kindergarten

Last Day of K 2017
Goodbye kiss from Miranda

Last Day of K 2017;
Last Kindergarten bus ride

I asked him about his Kindergarten classes, to get a sense of what his little life was like. The things I knew were that he got on the bus every morning at 8:54 a.m., and school started 9:45. He also had a snack every day at 10:30 and his lunch at 1:30, followed by a brief recess. He got on the bus at 3:15, and after a long time waiting to get on the bus at the end of the day, he'd get home at 4:20-4:30 p.m.

He told me that: "Mondays is music in the morning, Tuesdays is art in the afternoon, Wednesday is gym in the morning, Thursday is computer class in the morning and library in the afternoon, Friday is gym in the morning, and on the bus you could sit in the back even if you aren't a 1st grader yet.

My favorite thing is gym because I get to run around a lot. Computer was my second favorite, my third favorite was art, and my last favorite was music."

Class of 2029
Class of 2029! (Adult size shirt to wear when he's 18.)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Father's Day 2017

Happy Father's Day! We are so lucky to have you! You do so much for our family, you're wise, and super fun! We love you!!

Father's Day 2017
They're still small enough to pick up.

Father's Day 2017 
Monkeys!

Father's Day 2017
Picking strawberries at Lewin's Farm

Father's Day 2017
Picking strawberries at Lewin's Farm

Father's Day 2017
Showing off our strawberries

Father's Day 2017
Family strawberry selfie

Father's Day 2017
Kind of more expensive than the grocery, but still fun!

Father's Day 2017
Grill-out dinner!
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