Thursday, September 18, 2014

The uniform

Noah's MMA uniform arrived. He looks so handsome. He really enjoys all the kicking and punching. It is so much fun to watch him. :)

Thursday, September 4, 2014


Noah has decided that he wants to do MMA.  So we did a trial run for a couple of sessions and it went great.  He is now doing it two days a week to get started.  It is so much fun to watch him!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

1st day of 3 year old preschool

She had a great first day and has been asking to go back since I picked her up!  The few hours I had today with both kids in school was a bit surreal.  I almost didn't know what to do with all the quiet since we have had an extra long summer.  I am amazing at how grown up my baby girl is getting and love that I am able to snap a shot of her personality!

Last few days before school starts

Here are some pictures of this kids enjoying their last few days of summer break.  This priceless moments consist of hugs, slide races, and bubble beards in the bath.  I love these little ones! 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Noah's First day of school

Today was Noah's first day of kindergarten.  I can't believe how hard it hit me this morning.  Last week we went to orientation and met his teacher, Mrs. Sheindegger, and I was ok with the idea. Then, this morning as I am packing him up I find it hard to control my sadness. Perhaps it is emotion of both joy for him and sadness that he will no longer be home for 7 hours a day.  Either way, it's a lot to absorb, yet I know it is part of the 'right of passage' as a parent.  This morning at 8:30am I packed my big boy up and headed to the car rider line.  Already he was pulling away.  "Mom, I want to ride the bus instead of you taking me."  The car door opened and out he went.  No tears, just a smile and a "see you later".  A flash before my eyes and I can see he will be hugging my neck and off to college.  His school PTO hosted a "boo-boo" breakfast.  I decided it would be appropriate to attend.  There I saw about 50 other parents-some holding the tears and some wiping them away.  It's nice to know I am not alone.  It is at this meeting that I decided I would follow my own mother's foot steps and join the PTO.  Why not be involved and get to know the community, right?  So, this week I will potation for a board position.  We will see if I get elected.  If not, I will be happy to volunteer wherever needed, just as long as I can peak in on my kindergartener!  It's 12:45pm and right now and Noah is eating lunch at school.  We both have made it half way and I can't wait for him to get home and see how his first day went!
A good luck kiss from little sis!

Can't forget to love on his dog!

 A few of his favorite things
A reminder of his foot size this year

National Harbor

One wonderful thing about living in the DC area is the millions of things to do and see.  A couple weekends ago we took the kids to the National Harbor.  It is such a beautiful area on the water and the kids had a great time.  Once of the things that we did was ride the scenic farris wheel.  Those that know me know how chicken I am with heights, but these three cuties convinced me to conquer my fears…So I did it.  The view was amazing and it was a memory I will always cherish!