Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Swimming and ice cream on a stick...summer is here!

These pool pics were taken at cousin Emmy's high school graduation party. Congrats Emmy....we can't wait to visit you at the College of Charleston!

More evidence of summer:  Memorial Day baseball.  And thank you to the fellow Cardinals fan at the lower left of this picture, who gave Henry the foul ball he caught!

(Thanks also to Tropical Storm Beryl for the cloud cover and sub-90-degree temps.)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Potemkin Village


This scene might lead one to believe that mornings are calm in our house.

Reading is fundamental.

Then again, playing on Grandpa's phone is also fundamental.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

What a Difference Four Years Make

Here's Henry on his first day of school in August 2008.

 And here he is on the way to pre-k graduation.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Graduate

After four great years -- and lots of playing, swimming, drawing, dancing, singing, sharing, not sharing, baking, building, planting, writing and, finally, reading  -- Henry graduated from pre-k this morning (sniff sniff)!  It was quite a ceremony...

No caps and gowns...but they did sing Reach for the Stars

The Class of 2012 (and eventually, 2025)

Henry and his proud parents even got to walk the red carpet (sample) and pose for this glamour shot.

And if you were wondering whether the kids got to sign each other's yearbooks, here's your answer.  K.I.T.!

Coming soon to a kindergarten near you!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...

...will either of these kids get to bed on time, because we've got a Mad Men backlog on our DVR?