Saturday, August 31, 2013

Look Who's Ready For A Big Girl Bed!

Goodbye crib...Eve is about to get her big girl bed!  We went to the mattress store to get a mattress for Eve's bed a few weekends ago.  Eve LOVED every minute of her time in the mattress store and she had the best time trying out all of the mattresses.  The entire shopping experience with Eve reminded me so much of the classic children's story The Princess and the Pea.  :)

I'll be sure to post pictures of Eve in her big girl bed.  The big transition should be happening within the next week or two.

Here are some pictures of a very excited Eve at the mattress store...

My First Grader!

Grace started first grade on Thursday!  We had the choice when Grace entered first grade to put her in a looping or a graded model.  We chose a looping model for Grace, which means that she will have the same teacher and classmates for her first and second grade year.  

Here is Grace in the school parking lot just before she embarked on her first day of school.  This was such a bittersweet moment for me.  I so love how much Grace loves to learn and how excited she was to begin first grade but oh how I am going to miss my girl when she is at school!  It was so nice having her home with me all summer.   I still can't believe that she is in first grade!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

First Grade!

 My sweet, sweet Gracie girl started first grade today!  

Grace had the best day at school and she greeted me with such a huge hug and smile when I picked her up while telling me how much she LOVES first grade!

More pictures to come. 
Here is a picture of Grace on her first day of kindergarten last year!  It seems like just yesterday that I took this picture of her.  I can hardly believe a full year has gone by and my little girl is now in first grade.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Portland's Farmer's Market

Every Saturday morning in downtown Portland there is a Farmer's Market at Deering Oaks Park.  It is a place where local farmers gather to sell their produce, flowers and crafts.  The Portland Farmer's Market has been rated one of the top 10 Farmers' Markets in the United States!  Here are some pictures from our time there one weekend in mid August enjoying the local food and fun...  

Gracie girl hula hooping!!! 

Jack up on stage in the park splashing in puddles!

 Eve admiring the colorful flowers at the Farmer's Market.

 Gracie dancing in the puddles!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Beginning of Soccer Season...

Soccer season officially started for our family this evening.  Jack had his first practice tonight.  Grace's first practice begins next week and Eve is joining the Little Kicks soccer team in September.  Also, Bob is the assistant coach of Jack's team.  We have games every Saturday morning beginning in September.  It's definitely going to be a fun filled season for us!

I have many more pictures of Jack at his first practice, which I will post soon.  It was such a joy for me to watch Jack at soccer practice tonight.  He is a super little soccer player but what I loved the most was watching Jack smile and giggle throughout the entire practice!  He was so happy to be playing. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

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