Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Brooke & Andrew's first day at Reception (full time Kindergarten).  They were really excited, but laughing they pretended to be sad.

"While the cat's away, the mice will..." go grocery shopping!  So easy with just 2 kids!

Matthew's first day back at Pre-School

Ready to ride

All dolled up in uniforms

Saturday, September 18, 2010


The Pool
(We rented out the kid's favorite swimming pool and had the run of it for just us, Andrew & Brooke's friends and each of their families.  It was a blast!  In between back flips and corkscrews Andrew said, "Thank you so much for bringing me here! This is the best party!")

The Cakes

"Pass the Parcel"
(A British party game my kids have quickly grown to love)
Opening presents
(Photos couldn't really capture the sheer craziness of these few minutes.  All the girls seemed to naturally gravitate to Brooke's presents and all the boys circled around Andrew.  Two kids opening at the same time, present after present, wrapping paper everywhere, kids everywhere...I'm lucky I was able to keep a list!)   

Although we celebrated almost an entire month early, it was great to spoil our cute almost 5 year-olds.  Happy Birthday Kiddos!