Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Matilda's first day of preschool

And here we go again. Another school start for us. Today it was Matilda's turn. She is now ready for preschool, the same one that Lukas started at. Her teacher, Mrs. Margarita, was there this morning to welcome her. She ate her breakfast, had a blast playing outside with the other children and did some serious art work. She even tried a tuna sandwich for lunch. And all of that in 3.5 hours. Now Tuesdays and Thursdays are school days for her.
Here she is marching to school this morning.

Monday, August 30, 2010

First day of Kindergarten

It's official. Lukas is a big boy now. Today was his first day of Kindergarten. This morning he was curious and nervous but not worried or scared. He waved good bye to us as we had to leave the classroom right after we dropped him off and he came out happy and calm.

He has to wear a school uniform and since I prepared him for that already, he didn't even ask for his usual jeans/character t-shirt school outfit.

Here is Lukas with little sister who asked the whole morning when we can go and pick up big brother.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

We like to bike!

Now that Lukas mastered the biking on his own, we purchased a bike seat for Matilda. She loves to sit in the back and let Daddy ride her around.

No park is safe anymore, no distance far enough.

Lukas driving on his own. It took him 10 minutes to get the confidence to balance and drive on his own. Now he is doing stunts already.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Sunday afternoon

Matilda playing outside in the afternoon sun.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

No stage fright

At our recent Great America visit we watched Matilda's favorite show with Charlie Brown. She even participated on the stage, playing a music instrument.


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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A day at the beach

My favorite place to be is the beach. Any beach, anywhere. Last weekend we went to the Santa Cruz beach, right behind the Boardwalk. It's a OK beach but we still had a good time. The kids even dipped into the ice cold water.

My handsome husband.

We got the memo to dress in green.


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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mommy, I can swim!

The summer of firsts continues. As I mentioned in the beginning of this week, Lukas is taking swim lessons and over the weekend he showed his mad skills to Patrick.

He is doing pretty good, if you ask me.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Little fish little fish

Today Lukas had his first swim lesson ever. He loves the water and to hang out in the pool for hours but he still needs the floaters for assurance. So today he got into the water with the instructor and I think in few days he will be ready to move around on his own without floaters.

So many firsts this summer. Wonderful.