Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Declan's First Day

 Declan is finally in school!!! He was so excited to wear his backpack and comb his hair this morning!  So adorable - 3 going on 13!  He actually tried to get on the bus at the bus stop - I had to hold him back!!
Once we got to school he was so excited that he couldn't even stand still for a picture and was halfway down the hall by the time I turned the corner!  He threw his backpack on his hook and ran over to play cars with his friend.  I thought he'd be happy to go - but I didn't realize HOW happy he'd be!!!








Tuesday, September 6, 2016

First Day of School - 2016

 WE MADE IT!!!!!  It's the first day of school - finally!  We have had such a great summer but with all of these changes on the horizon, it was hard to wait through the last few weeks of summer!
Aidan started Middle School today and had to get up very early this morning - his bus comes at 6:55 am which means he needs to walk to the bus at 6:40.  The girls really wanted to see Aidan before he left for school so they got up an hour early to see him off!  Declan even ended up waking up right as we were taking pictures - so he made it into a few!!
After a LONG morning, Emmy and Aoife got on the bus to their new school!  Declan was so excited to go to the bus stop to see them and his friend off on the bus.  After they left on the bus, we drove over and met them at the school.  It's a tradition at their new school that parents walk the kids to their classrooms on the first day.  It was a little weird but nice to see them getting settled.  Emmy already knew a few people in her class and she seemed fine.  Aoife was a little worried because she didn't know anyone - but I'm SURE she'll be right in the mix in a few days!!
Afterwards Brendan and I went to breakfast with Declan - I think he likes being an only child!!















Monday, September 5, 2016

Purse State Park

We spent our last day of summer at Purse State Park in MD hunting for fossilized shark teeth.  It wasn't quite as empty as it was when we went last year but it was still nice and relaxing!  The kids had fun and we found quite a few teeth.
School starts tomorrow - Middle School for Aidan and a new school for the girls.  Everyone is looking forward to school but really just wants to get the first day over with!  Here's to a good night's sleep tonight!!!










Friday, September 2, 2016

Jamestown Open House

 Emmy and Aoife got to meet their teachers and see their new classrooms at their new school today!  They were sooooooo happy!!!  Now we have to wait until Tuesday for the first day!!







Thursday, September 1, 2016

Declan's Open House

 Declan had an open house and ice cream social today at school!  He got to meet his new teacher and see his new "Ladybugs" classroom!  He was pretty pumped - to say the least!!






Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Smithsonian Museum of American History

 So we went to the American History Museum today!  It was just as empty as the Mint was yesterday - this is really the best week of the year in DC!!  This is a HUGE museum and we only saw a very small fraction in the two hours that we could keep focused for!!  It definitely deserves another visit - although there are so many things to do here, I don't know when we will go back!