It’s activity season again and the kids are all involved this time. All 3 girls are in ballet, although Maggie’s the only one in her class so it might be cancelled. Baba has been taking Kaya on Wednesdays, which has been working out fabulously for me because a) dinner with only 2 kids is very peaceful and the 2 youngest share many of the same preferences, b) Mila sends her to ballet so therefore puts her hair up in fabulous buns, and c) I get to maximize my quality time with her. If I take her, I just sit around for an hour and don’t spend any actual time with her. This way, we get an extra hour together on weekends and she still gets to do ballet.
Laney heard a hurricane was coming and that we should make sure we had enough water to drink if the power goes out. But no one told her that we don’t actually have to drink all the water before the hurricane. Bottoms up! (PS – no actual hurricane here, just a couple drops of rain and I think I saw a leaf fall off a tree)
A big day for Maggie yesterday – she started school! She is going to Laney’s school on Tuesdays/Thursdays this year and she was SO EXCITED to wear a backpack like her sisters. Laney was also very excited to be a big sister to Maggie at school. Mags came home exhausted and pretty clingy, but she did great 🙂
Happy 12 years to my best friend and sexy husband Tommy! It’s been quite the adventure and I am so lucky to spend it with you. Especially in Paris!
Vincent Van Gogh’s self portrait, or portrait of an American husband with 3 kids on his anniversary trip to Paris? You decide.
We made it to Paris! Tommy and I have snuck away for the long weekend – we booked a cute little AirBnB with a balcony overlooking the Eiffel Tower and have 4 days to see this wondrous city. First on the agenda? Tommy’s bucket list item the Catacombs! The tour really exceeded expectations – there are just piles and piles of very well organized bones of 6 million Parisians 60 feet below the city. I’ve never stuck so close to the tour guide before, and was very glad there were lights down there. One time a drop of water (bone juice?) dropped on my head. Definitely an awesome experience and I never want to be down there alone.
The summer felt long and joyous this year, and we were all a little shellshocked to get up early and put Kaya on the bus for her first day of second grade. Her bus comes at 6:28am, and it is already dark outside when she gets on. It is so early that we were already running for it on day one. So, this is a picture of her second day of second grade, when we got out early enough to take a picture. I’m confident Kaya is going to rock second grade – she tells me so far it is awesome, because the second grade bathroom is right next to the water fountain. Wish I was that easy to please!