Thursday, September 19, 2013


Much delayed Ireland photo book is complete!
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Fairy Tale Dance

We have been going to Playaway pretty much since we moved here. Matthew started and Caroline watched from her car seat, then last year Caroline got to attend the music and movement class while Matthew was in school. This year Ms. Tracy started a fairy tale dance class so we thought we'd try it out! The first week Caroline was not so sure. She just observed all the girls and took it all in. By the end she was participating a little bit. But this week she loved it! She did everything Ms. Tracy asked her to do. I couldn't resist taking lots of videos of her because it was just so precious to watch! Please note that I did manage to get my little tomboy into a dance outfit, but she insisted that it be blue and was not happy about putting it on :o)


Thursday, September 12, 2013


Last week the kids started school. Matthew switched schools this year, because I wasn't quite ready to send him to a 5-day a week VPK program. He's in a Kindergarten Readiness program at Lakewood Ranch Baptist Church, and I can send him 1 day or 5 days. We are starting out the year going 4 days, but he seems to like it so much we might send him all 5!

Sending Caroline to school was a mid-summer decision after seeing how much she loved going to camp there! She is super excited to have her friend Jack in her class and our friend Jodi as her teacher.

They were so cute on their first day! Matthew started a day before Caroline, and she's having a hard time not going every day that he does. In fact she insists on bringing her lunchbox in the car with her every day whether she's going to school or not!