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First Day of School

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The kids started school August 16th and are getting into the swing of things.  Ethan is in 4th grade and Alayna is in 2nd grade Spanish Immersion.  They both are loving it so far, and I pray that continues!

Our obligatory first day of school pictures :)











Wrapping UP Summer

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Summer is over now (the kids went back to school Aug 16th), but we enjoyed our last bit of it.


One morning Ethan had to do some testing, so I took Alayna and Everett to Prospect Park, because she had been wanting to go there.  She loves exploring and soaking in the plants and flowers there.






Ethan rotated his drift trike wheels on his own, with his own tools.  I love that he's so handy like his dad, because I am most definitely not!
We took the kids to the beach one last time (our third beach day this summer).  We love going on Wednesdays.  Matt has taken a vacation day each time we've done this.  We stay down there and have dinner and come back after traffic is better.


Pure childhood joy right here.
Our naturalist holding some huge seaweed
She made herself a sand chair, lol
Conditions were perfect and Ethan got the hang of his skim board

For the past few years I've taken the kids to Snowline for raspberry picking and apple cider donuts a few days before school starts.


More Snapshots of swimming

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Most of the pictures I take around the pool are from my cell phone.  I usually have it next to me, so it's just easy.  Here are some of the random pictures from this summer from around the pool :)




CHicken fighting with Uncle Jerrod


I think Alayna is a girl after my own heart...hehe.  Reading in the pool is the best


Alayna and her friend Elise.

Uncle Jerrod is a really good sport...
Do you see a trend with Alayna... hehe.  This is pretty much my favorite spot... in the shade with my book :)
That raft life...





We've swam a lot at night this summer.... this day was summer solstice