Touch-A-Truck, Painted Cabernet, Beach Walk

The weekend of Sep 22 was super busy. 
We took the girls to see the PEP fundraiser Touch-A-Truck, had a really fun beach walk and finally checked out the Painted Cabernet with friends Kate and Grant.
Action packed and super fun!
bounce house at Touch-A-Truck

this was Violet's first time in a bounce house,
since there weren't any big kids in there I decided to let her have at it

sam- so cute!

ever since Pen started watching Daniel the Tiger she's grown a special fondness for trolleys


beach walk-one of my favorite ways to start a Saturday-
we walk, get coffee and let the kids stop at the different parks along the way

lets just say I got an early start before the Painted Cabernet ;)

um, so these two just love taking pics together--- who's that grumpy guy in the corner?


LAPS trike-a-thon

My little ladybug had her first trike-a-thon today.
Her school, Little Angels, puts on this annual fundraiser every year.
It's so cute all the kids go around the track a couple times and at the end they get a medal. 
Everybody cheers them on, so cute!

the 3-4year old class in their bumble bee shirts cheering on the ladybugs!


Violet turns 11 months!

On September 16 Violet Mae turned 11 months old.
In her tenth month she had her very first day at "school" at Infant Times 2. She loves playing in the tunnels and dancing with mommy. When she was 10 months, 22 days old she started saying "Uh-Oh" when she drops her food on the floor. She particularly enjoys feeding Gracie when she's in her high chair so now I have to put Gracie outside when its time for her to eat. :) She also started waving this month. Very cute. 

snack at Infant Times


enjoying a bday lunch with mommy and Kelly

this pic cracks me up!


Pen's 1st Day at Little Angels Preschool

Friday, August 31st, 2012 was Penelope's first day at her new preschool, Little Angels.
She visited a couple times over the summer and loved it. In fact, for the past three weeks she's been asking me daily about Little Angels. So of course on Friday she was very excited to finally get to go again. I explained to her that mommy would leave this time, but would come back to get her- and she seemed to be okay with this idea. Sure enough when we pulled up to the school she said "I'm so happy." She also insisted that she get to give her teachers their gifts herself. She adamantly repeated this to me several times and I was like "geez! I get it!" Her first day went great and she even picked one of the songs in circle time. When I picked her up she was sweaty from playing chase. She saw me, gave me a great big hug and then ran back to the bird seed table where she proceeded to ignore me as I tried to get her to leave. Well one can only hope every day is this good. 
Crossing my fingers this isn't just her "honeymoon phase" before reality sets in! ha!

giving teacher Eileen her flower
In her new ladybug classroom- thanks Jen for taking these!

such a big girl!

teacher gifts

to make this new change extra special I decided to give Penelope a new ladybug lunch box!

her school asked that we fill up these hearts with pictures from home so that if the kids get sad they can look to these for comfort. I filled Pen's up with pics of loved ones but also of fun memories like the carousel and fireworks

good job on a great first day P!
We love you!