Archive for September, 2013

A welcome visitor!

We were all delighted when Aunt Jenny said that she’d come to stay– how can you not love this face?

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It’s really hard to believe that Grace is off to elementary school, and is a big 5 year old now!  She picked out her outfit at Gymboree all by herself (well, with SOME guidance) and felt so grown up as she showed us her new classroom and then sent us off for the day, promising to enjoy the cupcakes we’d provided for a lunch time snack for her class.  Here are a few photos of the day!

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Fortunately for Grace, we also had a party with all of her friends from daycare the day before, so she was able to enjoy one last send off from her pals at Bright Horizons before she stepped into the big world of elementary school.  (She’s technically in pre-K due to her birthday being 9 days beyond cut off, but we haven’t explained this to her yet).

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We had a great time down at the beach with Grandpa and Aunt Cathy… lots of boat rides, beach time and good fun with family.  We can’t wait to do it again!


Sadly, these were the last pictures taken with Grace’s flashing fairy sunglasses, as they were lost to the surf shortly after these pictures were taken.

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While Aunt Cathy and Grandpa were greatly enjoying the waves (as was Grace– squealing with delight at each new boat to come our direction), Abby was less pleased with the wind, which she said hurt her ears and the sun, which she said hurt her eyes.

Although we were sad to see Aunt Cathy off, Grace was delighted to have a mini-birthday celebration where Cathy gave her a puppet stage and puppets and Grandpa gave her lots of Fairy stuff; Tinkerbell plate, placemat, cup, spoon fork, etc.  Grace’s obsession with all things fairies is well met by Grandpa’s attentive gift giving, and her creative imagination will have hours upon hours of fun with her new puppets!


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