Monday, August 30, 2010

Sean and Ashton started 3rd grade today!

Yup, I have the yearly picture to share, and compare with the past two years. I think they grew like 4 inches just this summer! Check this out- here they are on the first day of kindergarten:

The second day of 1st grade:

The second day of 2nd grade:

And the first day of third grade (this morning):

What big mature boys I have! The growth difference from year to year just blows my mind! Measuring from the picture behind them, it looks like they grow about 3-4 inches a year. Crazy weeds. :) They came home from school today super excited- I high hopes for them academically this year. No longer will they get O/S/N/I for grades but A/B/C/D/F. They will be held responsible for their actions and their work. They will be learning higher level skills and get to start doing book reports this year! Yay! (Says the librarian mom- I'm sure that word will never escape their lips in the same sentence as "book report!")

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Boys at Lake Tahoe!

This summer has been so jam packed with fun and sun races and vacations and work work work that I haven't blogged hardly at all. I apologize for not sharing pictures (of which I have tons just waiting for me to blog!), and hopefully I'll get to them soon. However, I do have a photo of Sean and Ashton when I took Wednesday off last week, and just the three of us headed up to Lake Tahoe for the day, followed with burritos at T's Mesquite Rotisserie! Mmmmmm, yummy! Of course they headed straight to the nearest rock and shimmied up and asked for a photo before we headed down to the water. Boys. :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin

Alice I Have BeenAlice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I had a difficult time getting into this one, but since it was for book club I plowed through the slow beginning. BUT! It was totally worth it! This historical fiction had much more depth and feeling to it than I was expecting, and despite the discomfort caused by the relationship between Alice and Mr. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)- who was 20 years her senior, there was much to learn about life in the Victorian age, and love. And yes, there were tears too on my part.

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Snakes and BFFs.

I found a snake under my car at my parents' house this weekend and Ashton took this photo of me. I can officially say that my boys now loooove snakes. Thanks to me. :) I hate spiders but lurve snakes! You?

I also took this photo this morning- it is our triplets. What, you say? You only have twins! Well, Okay, yes, but Abbie was born one month after the boys and they have grown up together since the boys' second birthday. So, it's as close to having triplets as I'm gonna get. Except that Abbie and Greg and Jess are in the process of moving to LA and we are going to miss them tremendously! We are all losing BFFs to CA within a week, and life will not be the same without them. Good luck to you Greg going back to school, and Jess and Abbie in a new land with new friends and adventures!