Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Lots of Firsts!

Tough but Cute Backpack!

Here's the 1st Day Outfit!

First Day of Kindergarten Walk with Daddy

Young Scientists at OMSI
Kindergarten was a smashing success. The morning started with Daddy coming home from an overnight shift. Luckily, he was able to join us for the first day of school. The weather has been amazing, so we had the opportunity to all walk Leo to school. Once we got to school, Leo settled right in and he was off on his own. No tears for these happy parents. We are just so proud of him.

When I picked him up from the first day (and each subsequent day), he yelled, "I had a great day at school!" He is still in the process of making friends and has started meeting class mates, but I have no doubt he will find new best friends soon enough.

In addition to loving all things school, Leo is also reading!!! He read the Cat and the Hat on his own! He is doing amazingly well with the reading and is eager to keep going.

Leo also now learned how to ride his bike!!! He just figured it out in the last day or 2 after training with Daddy and the balance buddy for a few weeks. He is still working on stopping, but we could not be more proud.

So let's summarize Leo's week:
  1. He started Kindergarten
  2. He started reading on his own
  3. He started riding his bike

Somerset is super cute and imaginative. She has invented a character called Kucka de Luca. So cute. She often makes up words that sound very Hawaiian to us.

Her birthday is approaching, so we are all excited about that and she had a growth spurt. Her feet are no longer fitting in a lot of her shoes. I hardly ever notice my kids outgrowing things because there growth is slow and steady, so this is actually fun!

At night time, she has been afraid of monsters, so Daddy gave her some black wrist bands to wear to ward off the silly monsters. She wears them at nap time and bed time and looks adorable in them! (Must take photo). Doesn't she have the best Daddy?

Monday, September 2, 2013

Hop Harvest!

 Joe loves to brew! So much so that he even grows his own hops. This is the 3rd year of our hop harvest and he decided to put the kids to work, They loved helping Daddy, even though they will not get to taste the fruits of their labor!