Recent iPhone Photos

I really didn’t want to slow down on my blogging. I love taking pictures and recording all of our memories over here but I haven’t had much time. I’m busier now then I’ve ever been! Luckily I have my phone on me at all times so I have a few pictures to share. 

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Emma’s senior year is going great so far! She keeps busy with her studies and working a few days a week. She gets home an hour before anyone else, it’s nice to get a little alone time with her a few times a week. 

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Megan is ALWAYS busy! She is playing field hockey 5 times a week!! I love going to her games!

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Someone (I’m assuming Lucy) stole my phone and took this picture of Chloe. She is still taking guitar lessons and is now playing guitar with her friend, Holly. I love hearing them upstairs playing and singing.

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Lucy is still loving kindergarten and making lots of new friends! 

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And of course with school comes sickness 😦 She is home from school today with a cold. I have to admit that I love having her here with me. I just wish she felt better.

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Her lunch box was already packed when we made the decision to stay home so here she is having a picnic today. 

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I’ve been baking a lot (and eating a lot). 

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We celebrated both Jon’s and Daisy’s birthdays this weekend. It was a beautiful fall weekend and we spent most of it at home. It was nice not having to do anything. Although, Emma did start drivers ed this weekend!! Exciting! Image

I read to Lucy every night at bedtime. She normally gets a book or two and then we read a couple of prayers out of this prayer book. That’s one of her favorite things to read from. We’ll finish the prayer book tonight. 

As you can see life is busy and wonderful. 

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Fall

It’s finally here!! We started the weekend off by getting our fall/winter wood ready. By we, I mean Jon. I just stood there taking pictures and occasionally fetching him a glass of ice water. ImageImage

Brian and Marlene came up and brought the girls some pumpkins from Baba’s garden. 

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We went down to the town orchard and picked a basket full of apples. They weren’t too good for snacking on but they were great to bake with. We came home and baked 3 apple pies. Gotta love free organic apples! ImageImageImageImage

Recent iPhone Photos

There isn’t any need to pull my big camera out during the day now so it sits in the dining room collecting dust. Ok, that’s a little dramatic but I still use my iphone 100 times a day. Here are some recent pics:

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I like to call that one “Flying Megan”

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My country girls

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Lunch from last week with Jon. We found this little Greek place up in NH that was so good! 

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A little sunshine on a rainy Monday morning

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A little more sunshine to brighten up your beautiful Friday

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Megan started field hockey this week. This photo was taken by Heather since it was an away game and I couldn’t make it.

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Flowers from the most thoughtful 17 year old girl who loves her mother so very much!

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My view one afternoon

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I’m not the only one who misses the girls when they go to school. Sometimes Daisy will go upstairs looking for them and then fall asleep in Lu’s room. Or maybe she’s just getting a little sun 🙂

Happy Friday!

They Notice

I knew that most days the kids would come home from school and read my blog. I didn’t think they would notice when I took a break though. The truth is, life is getting busier and busier. I haven’t been doing a good job of slowing down and enjoying these late summer moments. The air is getting cooler, the leaves are starting to change and my days are getting shorter. I don’t have enough time to get done all the things that need to get done, but I’m working on it. I had a very nice day with a good friend today. We also had a nice surprise visit from Lucy’s new friend from school. She lives down the street and walked over with her mom and sister. I baked a bread from scratch and some soup for dinner. It was a nice day and I enjoyed it!

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School Lunch

I can’t get my lunch date with Lucy out of my head! I LOVED being at her school with her and meeting all her new little friends. I loved watching these little tiny babies (ok they’re 5) trying to figure out the ins and outs of the school cafeteria. There was this one little boy sitting across from me who was struggling to open his cheese stick. OMG! It was a riot. I offered to help but he wanted to do it himself, and he did. The cheese stick was smooshed and the wrapper was torn to shreds but he did end up getting it open. As for eating? I think he took 2 bites of it. Some of these kids’ parents packed the biggest feed bags I ever did see! Hardly any of the kids ate their lunches or snacks, they sat there talking, giggling, watching and learning. Except Lucy. She ate every single thing I put in her lunch box and some of my snack that I brought for myself! So this morning I sent her to school with an extra lunch snack. Even packing Lucy’s lunch bag is fun 🙂

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This Moment

Just had lunch with Lucy! I love how the school allows parents to come in on Fridays for lunch. I met all her new friends and had the cutest conversations!! I even got 2 additional hugs at the end from her 2 friends. Best 20 minutes of my “work” week.

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Day 2

Lucy’s first day went great! She was very tired when she got home but was so excited to tell me about her day. Last night around 6:45 I told her it was time for bed. I told her that she needed to get up early and go to school in the morning. She looked at me like I was crazy! School?? I guess in all the preparations I failed to mention that kindergarten was more then one day. Umm….. 

So all of a sudden school stinks!  It’s boring and long and no fun without her mommy (ok, I liked that part). She was sad when she went to bed, annoyed that she had to wake up early and reluctantly went to the bus stop. I did see her standing up waving to me as the bus drove by for the second time. Later on today we’ll talk about bus safety.

Kindergarten!

I can’t wait until 3:45!!! I already miss her!!

I survived kindergarten morning with only a few tears. I’m mostly excited for her. She woke up on her own at 6:45. We walked to the bus stop 20 minutes early so she could hang out with Esme. She waved excitedly at Donna as the bus pulled up. She wasn’t sad, so how could I be? These last 5 years at home, alone, with her have been such a gift. I really look forward to watching her grow and learning who she’ll become. But again, I can’t wait until 3:45!!