A bunch of Kaya’s old school friends are on a soccer team together and she said she wanted to sign up. They’ve had two practices so far – compared to last fall, it’s a raging success. But she still asks me if she can go back to swimming instead after practice. I’m not giving up – these kids will love soccer, I tell you! (And I don’t think I qualify as a tiger mom for this pressure, because I don’t care if she’s any good at it, I just care that she loves it. Maybe half tiger mom)




I never thought I’d be one of those moms that signed their daughter up for gymnastics right after the Olympics. But I am. Simone Biles and team USA resulted in Kaya asking, “Can I do balance beam?” incessantly since the Olympics. She also runs around the house “vaulting.” So, we signed her up and she loves it. Her favorite events include trampoline, bar flipping (pictured below) and fake pizza making (a warmup that is not featured in the Olympics, for some reason).


Go Devils

We are now officially season ticket holders for Duke Football – we’ve been to two games so far. The first was rainy and we barely made it past halftime since the kids needed to go to bed (it was a 6:30 game). The second game Duke played pretty terribly and it was too hot for football. We made it to the beginning of the last quarter though. Luckily the team is away for a few weeks so the kids will get a break from football (Kaya actually asked on the way home last game if next time we could go to a baseball game instead – admittedly the Bulls really have figured out how to make the little ones happy and Duke could use some lessons).


Until April

There is no better way to spend the last day of summer than at the last Bulls game of the season. The weather was perfect (for shady section 208 seats) and Wool E. Bull was clearly energetic knowing that he wouldn’t have to wear that suit again until April. Too bad the Bulls lost big time, but the kids didn’t seem to care.



Happy 1st-ish day of school!

This morning Kaya had her first half-day at her new pre-K. She was a rockstar and did great. She made some new friends and likes her teachers, and even told me all about the poor little boy that was crying because he thought his mommy was lost. She finished out the day at her old school to say goodbye. Here’s a picture of the goobers on the way to school today – Kaya self-dressed, of course, and insisted on the pigtails-with-a-ribbon-on-one-side-and-clip-on-the-other hairstyle.IMG_2570