Thursday, October 25, 2012

first days of school

the kids started school in august, and here are a few photos from their first day!

alanna as a sophomore! 
she went back august 13th... early, i know. her school follows nc state university schedule, so it is not the same as public school. but starting early means she gets out early!
(we spent hours coloring her hair, and everyone loved it!) 


the first few weeks of school were pretty hard for her, loads of homework and new teachers to get used to. she still has hours of homework every day, but she seems to be doing better now. this is the second year of her five year early college high school program, and we are so proud of how much she has accomplished already. that is one smart kid!

malcolm started preschool on august 28th. he had so much fun and really seems to be enjoying it so far. his school is arts-based and is very hands-on. i'm very thankful that he was chosen to be student there.




he has class two days a week, and stays for lunch bunch on one of them. he is learning to eat lunch on his own (without mom) in preparation for kindergarten next year. 


and alanna already had her school photos taken. mom and vicky, i will get you your copies asap! :)

photos from september
























Wednesday, October 17, 2012

photos from august

i just cannot seem to get caught up on this poor neglected blog of mine. sigh. here is a bit of what we were up to in august:

malcolm loved this standee at the movie theater!


crazy evening thunderstorm clouds, as i made my way home from work


always having fun at marbles



and even more fun at pullen park







it was hot! like really, really hot. ugh.


attempting to cool off with a locally made locopop!



malcolm spotted this play kitchen on display at costco and i couldn't get him to leave. he loved it so much!


bike rides at lake johnson



his new bike (a two-wheeler!) was an awesome kids exchange find! it's in excellent condition and the price was great. malcolm loves it! we found his new helmet at target and he gets tons of compliments when we go riding.




our new recycling bin! no more multiple overflowing green bins full of day old rainwater for us. i am so exited about this, you have no idea, haha. 


every so often, i find these three hanging out together :)


danny took these next few photos with his phone: 


cuddle bugs



(side note: no, we do not have a white couch! this is the futon with the cover off while it was in the wash. i have no idea how anyone with kids/pets can own anything white?!)


lucky dog, aka hannibal lecter, at the vet. his annual checkup went very well, and the vet says he is doing great for his age. he is fourteen this year. old man dogrel.