Saturday, September 16, 2017

August seems so long ago...

...but it was a great month, so I'll feel like I missed something if I don't post about it at all!

Day at Mascoma with the Trumbulls & Orsatti's

A week at the lake! All the pictures must be on Alasdair's phone, but this about sums it up.

Boston Lot

Lots of reading & laying around

Farmers Market

Mommy Dari date.

Riding bikes.

Family cabin night!  We stopped for ice cream at the Lyme General Store, two doors up from our first apartment and where A & I used to go for ice cream all the time after dinner those first two years.

Hinman Cabin.

This was such a fun family adventure.

Back to the lake for the Fair.  Adara rode every ride except the Cobra... which she desperately wanted to try.  I still can't decide if it was the right decision not to take her on it.

Treasure Island.  We had to tear ourselves away when they closed the beach at 6pm.

Big House Weekend with friends.

 It was chilly, so this was our 'swimming' on the last day of summer vacation.

We didn't go to the River much this year, but stop by on the first day of school to throw rocks and zip line. 

I'm feeling a little sad looking through these about how fast summer went by.  But, this weekend has been 80* and sunny, so hopefully we'll get one last swim in before I put everything away!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

First Days of School

We had lots of summer fun in August, that I'll get to posting eventually.
But this week, after the seemingly shortest summer ever, the kids went back to school!

Emily was apprehensive going into 3rd grade but has loved it so far.  I'm so thankful.  She started last week, and the other two started yesterday.  Adara has been bursting with excitement for Kindergarten, and it sounds like it's been as great as she was hoping.   Alden has also been very excited for school, but was pretty scared on day one.  No tears at drop off though, and he is settling in.

So lucky to have big sister take care of her.  

We always get ice cream on the first day of school; even in the rain. ;)

Her class spends every Wednesday morning in the school's "outdoor classroom" (basically a tree circle with stumps and a fire pit). How cool is this?

Emily and some 3rd grade friends serving pizza to incoming Kindergartners at orientation.  How did she get to be one of the big kids?

Sunday, July 30, 2017

2nd half of July

Some good summer days...

Silly cousins

baseball buddies

 Canoeing on the Connecticut (we just discovered renting boats from Ledyard:)

Boston Lot

peaceful morning at the Montshire

More maple ice cream and baseball with frieds

 Summer Celebration Camp - pirates theme.

Norwich Fair

 Brave Adara & Fiona at the lookout on our hike
First time at the White Cottage

Alden's first time fully dressing himself - shirt inside out, shorts on backwards, and pink shoes.

Adara & Nico ready to race the Nighthawk