Friday, September 3, 2010

School is in session

for all of us, this year. I'm enjoying working at the school and having fun with two particular students, who still think it's fun to see their mom at school.
Below, Porter (pre eye exam) and Riley on their first day of second and first grades:
Po, post eye-exam, marveling at how different the world looks: And the youngest Youngin' on her first day of preschool with her proud sibs:

We're excited and blessed at the start of a busy year.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Cousins '10

We were blessed with a visit from our Connecticut Cousins. And Porter decided that the best way to assert his rightful claim as the only boy cousin on the Pensak side was to get a buzz cut.


Although it seems the summer just started, it's really almost over. We've enjoyed swimming with friends, a visit from cousins, and are about to leave for a week in Memphis. But what have I really been doing with this time before school and the inevitable routine starts again? Reading. And I have Laura Lee to thank for my preoccupation. If you enjoy Sherlock Holmes, or even if you don't and you just want something new to read, start with The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King. It's the first in an amazing series that re-imagines Sherlock's retirement, and his unlikely partnering with a young woman named Mary Russell. But, like I told Sarah when I told her she simply had to read them.... clear your schedule. Holmes-mania may take over your life.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Riley Stuff

Sometimes it seems like one of the kids has more stuff going on than the other two. Riley has definitely had a lot going on lately. She and Lizzie danced in their ballet recital,

and she enjoyed bubble day,

and graduated from Kindergarden.

I'm proud of her. And we continue to be amazed at God's provision as we look back on another school year at PCS. He has truly shown Himself to be the kind of Father who loves to shower His children with good gifts. To say that I am grateful sounds a bit trite. But I am grateful.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Po had a birthday

and he got Star Wars sheets. We've worried that he wouldn't get any sleep because he loves to do just about what is pictured above. He even asked Poppy if he wouldn't mind sleeping on top of the sheets. He had fun throwing the ball with said Poppy when he and KK came to celebrate the Po turning 8.

He enjoyed relishing in the sugar high that came after I brought doughnuts to his class. We are overwhelmed with thankfulness for the young guy he's becoming.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Specially Handmade by Louise

My grandmother, Louise (Meme, to us), handmade these dresses for my cousin Lisa and I. What a wonderful thing to see my own two little ones in them this past Sunday. My mom did a wonderful job of preserving them through the years. They even have a little tag in the back that says "Specially Handmade by Louise." I'm glad that they have grandmothers and great grandmothers that can sew, so as hopefully to spur them on towards learning the craft one day. Their mom can sew a button and a boy scout patch, but there certainly won't be any "Specially Handmade by Laura" tags anytime soon. Thank you Meme, for making these with love!

Hi Ho the Merry O'

My husband took our three kids camping. By himself.