Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Measure of My Days...the beginning

So I decided to try out a family blog for awhile and see how I do. Since I am horrible about taking time to actually scrapbook my children's past years and am feeling dreadfully guilty for losing all threads of my children's precious goes. I am hoping for an opportunity to document some of their important (and maybe not so important) moments in their lives.

So here is the lowdown of where we are in our lives: Ryan just started first grade where he is in Mrs. Hubbard's class. He really loves Mrs. Hubbard and as a reward for good behavior, he even gets to sit next to his teacher during lunch. And NO, he is not a brown-noser!

Emma just started 3-year-old preschool and after a slight warm-up period is enjoying her new classroom and activities. It is not unusual to ride all the way home listening to her sing a new song. Today it was "Hello, how are you...Hello, how are you...Hello, how are you"...I'm sure you get the picture. Emma has also started dance class which is one of the highlights of my week. There is nothing as adorable as a bunch of 3-year-olds running around in tap shoes making as much noise as possible.

In an effort to gain my sanity at least a little bit, Avery is also enrolled in 18 month preschool two days a week. Yep, they offer preschool for those who can't even talk. Unfortunately, she had a very slow start where she cried off and on continually for the four hours she was there. However, she finally had a breakthrough last Tuesday and she seems to be ready to accept her fate away from Mommy.

This picture was a spur of the moment photo op for a family photo Emma had to bring to school for a class project. It wasn't until the day before the picture was due that I realized we didn't have a photo of all of us together since almost two years ago. And although I thought about it for a moment, I decided it was just too wrong to send Emma off to school with a rather dated picture. So thank goodness for Walgreens and their 4-7 hour photo service...What happened to the 1-hour deal anyway? We took this lovely family photo on Sunday afternoon and amazingly enough, all three kids are looking at the camera. No easy feat there.

While trying to remember how to set the camera timer I also managed to snap a few timeless treasures of Michael looking stupid. These photos really made my day!


Anonymous said...

It is so great to see that you are all happy and healthy! I miss you oodles.

Deron and Tina said...

Great family photo. I can't believe how much Emma and Ryan look like daddy and Avery Claire is a little copy of you.