Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Day of School (and toddler interviews)

Today I dropped my boys off in the middle of a crazy downpour and headed off to my first day of teaching.  As much as the rain was annoying, it was a great distraction from all the other emotions of the day.  And the day wasn't bad.  JD ran right into class without a second thought.  O was a little weepy, but he ended up having a great day.

Work was fun.  The kids were (mostly) on their best behavior, and I got a lot of compliments on my shoes.  The part that kinda stinks: I have to get up and do it again tomorrow.  The waking up early, the getting the boys ready and out the door, the daycare drop off, the sitting in traffic... I know the year will go by fast, but right now it all seems exhausting.

The good news: I took some adorable video of the boys answering those interview questions that have been circling around the interwebs.  Enjoy!

(My favorite part of this video? When O tries to physically get "Call Me Maybe" out of his head.  Love that kid!)

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Our Week in iPhone Photos

It's been a while since I've linked up with Amy for a week in iPhone photos, but we crammed SO MUCH SUMMER into the past week that it seemed the best way to share.  It was my last week before school, and my last week as an official stay-at-home mom, so I really wanted to savor it.

Last Sunday, we went to Splish Splash with Suzanne & her kids, my mom, and my brother!

toddler love
JD & my future daughter-in-law.

water slide brothers
There wasn't much for them to ride there, which means the adults didn't get to ride much either.  boo.  We'll go back when they're teens- or at least 44 inches tall!
I was more than a little relieved when it was rainy on Monday and Tuesday so I could recover from the previous week.  But we started all our adventures up again on Wednesday!

cookies at FAO Schwartz
An afternoon in the city was made better with cookies at FAO Schwartz!

smiling baby
We took spontaneous trips for treats.

toddler blowing bubbles
We hung out on the hammock blowing bubbles.

beach playground
On Friday, we went to three (3!) different playgrounds.  

boys on the slide
We went to a different beach to eat dinner and listen to a band.  The boys just cared about the playground.
Yesterday I ran the worst race ever.  It was basically torture.  But at least my friends were there with me, and the boys had fun with my mom while I was running.

toddler ball toss
The Suffolk County PAL kept them entertained.

after the race
We survived!

toddler hand painted
Somebody loves Elmo.

toddler with medals
And winning medals.

toddler on the beach
Then we hit another beach for more family fun.

lobster bake
And capped off the week with the perfect summer meal!
I hope you and your family are soaking up the rest of summer!
And if you haven't seen Amy's week, you must go there now!  Tiny baby! I don't need to say more.  And link up with your phone pics while you're at it.

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