Thursday, September 11, 2014

first day - henry edition

Joe's not the only one going to school around here. Henry started preschool today... he will go two mornings a week. I got to go with him on Tuesday morning, but today was his first day all by himself and, though he said he was a bit nervous and that he might miss his kitty, he did great and he had A LOT to say during our suppertime conversation about everything he did and whose birthday it was and who he played with and songs he sang and backpacks kids carried and the colour of the playdough and rules for going to the bathroom and where the paint table is and and and. So school is good, says Henry. The end.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

miss rachel

Thanks for your visit! We are always so glad when you are here. And you are an excellent baby-snuggler.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

one bathroom

Many kids. It can get pretty crowded.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

daddy's home

She likes when Daddy gets home from work. Don't we all.



grade one

Well, we stayed up for two hours past bedtime last night, trying to calm a crying Joe. What part worries you most about starting school, Joe? Just get the words out and maybe it will go away.

"Every part."

Well, those are a lot of parts.

Eventually, he tangled his fingers up in mine and drifted off to sleep. This morning he was dragging his feet, kept on the saddest face while we waited to meet his teacher, and then shuffled away with drooping shoulders when he joined his classmates on the walk to his classroom. And then when we went to pick him up... the smiliest boy.

"It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be."

Phewf. Thank goodness.

"And tomorrow is going to be even better."

even more clara

I felt like I wasn't taking enough pictures of Clara, compared to, say, our first child, so I'm on a mission to catch up.