Tuesday, September 2, 2014

First day of school – 2014

As of 8:30 this morning, we have a first grader and a third grader. Impossible to wrap my head around this. How did they get so big, so fast? The biggest thing running through my head is the idea that I'll have four uninterrupted days per week to work (I'll still have my niece on Fridays.) I haven't worked without a child next to me in nine years. Nine! Kyle insists that by Thursday, I'll have adjusted just fine.

We, of course, had to have our annual stand-in-front-of-the-school pictures…

Then we walked together to class. (Josie told me in the car that I wasn't allowed to cry in her classroom. I waited until Kyle and I were in the car.)
Josie, on the lookout for her locker

Peanut couldn't be bothered to stand still for a picture. Too much to take in!

And so another school year begins. I'm ready. It was a long summer, trying to juggle kids and work. But, we did it! I know we're all ready for routine again. Homework…not so much!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday miles

My finish time for Saturday's Running with the Cows trail 5K
Last week = 21.4 miles
2014 = 632.4

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday photo

We're ready for another never-ending winter.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Experienceing (AKA "Experementing")

Last week the girls spent a muggy, hot day doing science experiments (Josie calls them science experiences), growing crystals, and looking through the microscope at anything they could find. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Beach day

It's been hot…and humid around here. Thank goodness we're five minutes from Lake Michigan. Saturday afternoon we took advantage of the cool air, and chilly lake waters. Reading a book while sitting in the sand with my favorite people was heaven.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tooth Fairy questions (and answers)

Sunday afternoon, Josie lost her fifth tooth. At New Holland Brewing Company. In the bathroom, while I washed my hands before pulling it out so she could eat her pizza. She was shocked that it came out while she waited, I was relieved that I didn't have to pull it out myself. Not my favorite parenting task.

Before bed, she placed her tooth in the tooth pillow and used the New Holland envelope to write a note the Tooth Fairy. The front explained the tooth loss situation while the back had a few unexpected questions. The Tooth Fairy was happy to answer them.


Q: What is your name? 
A: Tansy

Q: Where do you live? 
A: #2 Paste St.

Q: What shoes do you wear to work? 
A: None
She also left a quick "P.S. Cat" at the bottom of the note.
I'm sure the Tooth Fairy appreciated the warning.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday miles

My not-so-pretty view during most of this week's runs
(It was too darned hot and humid to run outside!)

Last week = 15 miles
2014 = 611

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Foot stool

Josie's new trick…

Looks like those gymnastics lessons are really paying off.

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