Saturday, September 28, 2013

Soccer Season has Begun!

This year, the girls are playing on the same team.  
Alyssa was thrilled when her name submission of Lightning Bugs was selected as the team name.  
The uniforms are the same color as Alyssa's uniform last season.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Apple Picking with Johnny Appleseed


Monday, September 23, 2013

We miss our next door neighbors...

Our dear, sweet neighbors left today for a cross country move back to New York.  We are all sad. Hannah, however, had an especially difficult time dealing with their departure.  She was sobbing as they got into their truck, not able to even give them one last hug, and stayed off in the shadows as Alyssa and I waved good-bye from the curb, watching them drive off into the distance.

Hannah was not to be consoled, sobbing loudly, and often reaching to the level of a wail.  That is, until momma offered a bit of cream soda and a Magic School Bus DVD.   

It was later at dinner that Hannah took this picture down from the wall, and handing it to me, said something to the effect of not being able to bear seeing Achilles picture right now.  Achilles belongs to our neighbors and is the sweetest dog in the world.  I set the picture down next to me and began to eat again when Hannah asked me to turn the picture over... she could still see Achilles' face... it was too much.  

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Official First Day of School!

 Heading out to our new CC campus right here in Monrovia!
A smaller campus (only 4 families right now) means more willingness to participate.