Thursday, August 14, 2014


How is the summer already over?!  It just absolutely flew by.  I think it is in part because I never really found my footing this summer and just always seemed to be running from one thing to the next.  But then today this happened…

And now I have 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, just hanging with this guy…

Don't get me wrong.  I love those other four monsters, but the change in pace is VERY welcome.  Even still, I can't believe that we have begun another new school year.

Adele is in the 5th grade now, her last year in elementary school.  Can you believe that?  How has she gotten this big?!  Oh how I love this girl and can't wait to see how she changes this year.

Elise is in the 4th grade.  She got the same teacher that Adele had last year and she is beyond excited to be back in class with all her friends.  I'm sure she will have another great year.

Lucy is in the 2nd grade this year.  She was bummed to not have her best bud in her class, but I have a feeling she'll do just fine.  We are really hopeful that this year we'll see a lot of growth in her academically.

And Nate, our big 1st grader!  All day at school…I can't believe it.  He actually has the same teacher as last year (she moved up) and we could not be happier.  It's so nice to have someone who gets our son and us as a family.

And Matthias of course needed his picture taken too (though he wouldn't smile).  Love this little man and am excited to have a whole day with just one kid…this has NEVER happened since Elise was born 9 years ago!!

Here's to a new year!