Tuesday, August 29, 2006
I can hardly believe I'm saying this - the end is in sight! Last Friday night, we ate our first meal in our nearly-finished kitchen! Not much cooking involved - a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken, corn on the cob and fruit from the local farm stand, and juice boxes. But it gave us a real feel for the space, and how great it's going to be when we can finally move back in! I might actually enjoy cooking once in a while!
Last Wednesday was Hannah's first day of First Grade! She was unbelievably excited, and looked absolutely adorable in her little "First Day" dress (with matching socks, of course!). And I only cried a little bit as I dropped her off at school. She loves her teacher, Ms. Michael, which is just as it should be for a first grader. She is now in school for a full day, and it's pretty tiring for her right now, but she's getting used to it. However, I am having trouble getting used to her being gone all day. The mornings go quickly, but by mid-afternoon, I find myself missing her terribly and watching the clock until the bus brings my little Hannah-boo home!
C'mon, Mom, let's get moving!
Greeted by Miss Michael ("She's beautiful!").
OK, Mom, you can take your camera and go now!
Monday, August 28, 2006
Our Rachel was a yellow flower in her ballet recital this Spring (yellow, you may recall, is her absolute favorite color!). She suffered through the whole hair/makeup/costume thing (she's really not into that stuff), but had a wonderful time performing. She just lives to dance! She and two other little "flowers" danced to a song called "God Made the Flowers", and they "bloomed" out of huge, terra-cotta colored plastic pots. Al and I sat in the front row, tears rolling down our cheeks. She was just precious!