Monday, August 27, 2012

First day of first grade

Today the girls started first grade.  As with Kindergarten, they didn't have many details to share about their first day.  There are 6 classes, and each girl only has about 4-5 kids from their class last year in their class again this year.  While they have lunch at the same time, their recess times are different again, so they don't see each other until the end of the day.

We went shopping for the outfits above on Saturday.  Lily really wanted to go to Justice, but she didn't see anything there she liked.  I didn't see anything that hadn't been thrown up on by the Glitter Fairy.  So she ended up with an Old Navy sweater and some Justice jeans I got at the consignment sale.  Madeleine's outfit is Target (with Old Navy boots).  We're using the same Stride Rite backpacks as last year (the girls haven't figured out to ask for new ones).

When I picked them up at school, there was a whole bunch of kids still waiting for their bus to show up.  They'd been waiting an hour, and a lot of frantic parents were running into the school.  I felt really bad for them.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wedding Hair

The girls were in a wedding this past weekend, and the bride let me know that she had made a salon appointment for them prior to the wedding.  For the first wedding we were in, I'd had their hair braided in French braids, so I wasn't sure quite what to expect.  The girls didn't either.

Madeleine went first.

She had a few ideas about what she wanted it to be like.

Just look at those curls.


Lily was more nervous about the curling iron, but after seeing Madeleine's do she said she wanted the same style.

I love the look on her face as it's coming together.


Madeleine has asked what time we would have to get up in the morning to do her hair like this every day, and it is not happening.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Presque Isle

In case you misseit, we were in Erie, PA for a wedding over the weekend.  On Friday afternoon we headed out to Presque Isle State Park.  The girls weren't quite sure what to make of it since it's a different type of beach than they're used to.  The bike and running trails looked awesome, and I wish we'd had more time to explore.  Mostly we just walked along the beach.


Wrote our names in the sand

Climbed on things we weren't supposed to
Raced by the lighthouse
And messed with driftwood

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Belated Beach Post

We headed out to the beach this year for a few days.  We skipped going last year, opting instead for Great Wolf Lodge.  The girls had been asking for a while when we were going back, so I knew it would be on the agenda for this summer.

Everyone was up early most days - so I would take the girls out first thing to gather shells at sunrise.

Then we'd head out to the beach for sand castles, burying, and a little bit of swimming.

Then Pool

The afternoon included crafts and/or mini golf.

Then we'd walk on the beach at sunset and play in the tidepools.

We finished up our stay with a visit to the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.