Thursday, August 21, 2008

She actually smiled!!!!!!!!!!!

and I've got proof! I just wanted to pop in and share some photo's from last weekend. McKel actually smiled for the camera. I got some decent photos of her. Can you even imagine?

We went to Dr. Micheli's party. It was great to bring the kids. No sitter required. and we didn't have to drive far. We went down to the beach and I got tons of pics of the kids playing and skimming rocks. We enjoyed hanging out at his "beach house" and getting to know everyone better. I especially liked the part about Doc being a former Rugby player for 25 years and about his daughter playing on the U.S. Team at the Olympics!!!!! Doesn't get much better than that. He had an olympic gold medal encased on the wall but I think that was from being on the committee.

Hope you have a great summer. Only 2 weeks left.

Friday, August 15, 2008

August 15th, 2008

Summer is going by at a record pace. It's like watching Michael Phelps swim the 100m freestyle. The kids are gettting bigger, especially Billy IV. He has gotten so tall this summer. I still can't imagine putting him on a bus and waving goodbye. It chokes me up just writing about it. How can it be my baby is big enough to go off to kindergarten? Although it does feel like he's been here forever I am just not ready to say goodbye to his innocent pre-school days of just mom and Billy time. He did go to daycare for a while and it was a much needed break for both of us. He got to learn his ABC's, play with peers, sing songs, and do crafts but I always knew I could keep him home whenever I wanted. I could pick him up early, or skip a day without it really hindering what he was learning. I got to have a lot of free time with Kel when she was a baby because I had her for 3 years before having Jal. Sometimes I feel bad for Jillian because she is the middle child and never really got that alone time. Billy came just under 2 years after she was born and I already had Kel. Fortunatly, we are closer to getting settled. I am looking forward to what life's newest phase brings.