Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Emma's first day of Preschool

No time to blog. We are heading to San Francisco for Dominck and Bronwyn's wedding.
Here on some cute photos of Emma's first day. She did great.
Just before school Emma told our neighbor that she had a lunch box with REAL food in it. Too cute!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Fast forward a few days after the cut cut snip snip

Read Cut, cut, snip snip first. Then view video.....

I can't seam to upload the video when I asked Holly if she needed to tell me something.....
She said that she got gum in her hair??? Hmmmmmm

Cut, Cut, Snip, Snip

No, it's not what you may be thinking. Smile.

A few days ago I noticed a nice chunk of hair missing from Emma's head. We finished dinner before we addressed the situation. I asked her, "Emma, do you need to tell me something?" I had to repeat the question a few times looking right at her head and asking the questions. She got shy and was just on the edge of laughing. Of course this led Tom and I into laughter that we couldn't contain. Okay, so we laughed. But when we got the giggles out we explained that she is not to cut her own hair. She told Daddy she did it because it was getting in her face.

Take a look at the photos. At least she was smart about what needed to be cut in order to keep the hair out of her face. Noticed she cut both sides.

Friday, September 14, 2007



Emma got a new booster seat. She is so excited to be able to turn around and see the cars behind us. She looks so big!

Skating. I took Holly roller skating a couple of days ago. Unfortunately Emma didn't get to join us. Her behavior just before we left was terrible. When we got there I thought it was closed. Only couple other people were there so we had the whole place to ourselves. Holly had a great time and she is getting very good.

Soccer games started last week. That created another source of anxiety for Holly. We told her she didn't have to play but she hung in there and is having fun. Still a bit anxious before games, but once she is out there she is having fun and playing well. She scored a goal yesterday.

Here is a photo of her and Mr. Bear. Mr. Bear belongs to her kindergarten class. Each child get the opportunity to take Mr. Bear home for the night and write about what they did with him in a log book.

Party behind our house

WOW! Yes, we there is a construction site behind our house. To be honest, it's not really bothering us. Closing the windows keeps out most of the noise. There is construction going on all over this area. We are just so grateful to have this house on a great street with a wonderful school.

Holly started school last week

Yes, Holly's first day of kindergarten was last week. The first day I drove her to school so she could see the other kids getting off the bus and how that all played out. (yes, it was for me too!)

Fast forward to that night.... she was so nervous about taking the bus we had to come up with something to make her feel better. We decided for day #2 I took her to the bus stop and went to the school to meet her as she arrived. I did the same for the way home. Met her at school to get her on the bus than drove to the bus stop to pick her up. Even after that great plan she was still worrying her little head. About 9:30 at night she got out of bed and said, "But mom, what if there is traffic?" She was worried I would get stuck in traffic and not be there on time. That was and easy fix, if I was in traffic the bus would be too. It worked out great and we haven't had a problem since. She loves the bus!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Jamison Park

I mentioned that all the fountains in Portland are treated and you can swim in them. Last week we went to Jamison Park. We had a great time playing in the fountain and the grass.

How you all enjoy the sun last week?

Monday, September 3, 2007


I went into the city to see Crowded House and Pete Yorn at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in downtown. Tickets were sold out but I was able to buy one. $45
I recorded a bit........