Saturday, September 24, 2011

Minivan Madness!

We finally did it! Or, I should say...Mommy finally convinced
(sweet talked? guilted? begged?) Daddy to do it! We bought a MINIVAN!


And it's wonderful and fabulous and SO MUCH FUN! (See what I'm doing here? I'm trying to pretend that a minivan is just as cool as a sports car! Is it working??? Peter says NO.) But, no matter...I am determined to help him enthusiastically embrace this minivan moment in our lives b/c I know that this, too, shall pass...and before we know it, the girls will be all grown up and going to college! *tear* And, even he agrees that it was a smart purchase!

So, hurry--quickly!...before all the growing up happens, take a look at some photos of our new ride!
P.S. Bought this at CARMAX and it was the easiest car-buying experience EVER! Picked it out on the Internet...called to schedule a test drive...arrived at 7:30pm...drove out of there with our new car at 9:35pm! No haggling...no hassle! A completely stress-free process that I highly recommend!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Prima Ballerina!

After months and months and months of watching Big Sister don her tutu and dance her little heart out, at long last, Ashley has her turn to SHINE as a ba-ba-rina! Today, she started real ballet lessons of her very own! Here she is before class, practicing her signature stretch-and-reach tip-toe moves!

She could not have been more excited, and she had no trouble separating from me and going right on in there! She had a fantastic time...even if she was the teeniest little wee one in the whole class (far right on the mat)! So cute!



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Halloween Sneak Peek

Well...Halloween costumes have arrived!
So here it is: A cacophony of cuteness in the form of a sea turtle and a mermaid!

These two have cleverly dubbed themselves "Under-the-Sea Sisters!"

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

First Day of Preschool Fall 2011

Just dropped Elizabeth off at preschool...again! (tear)
And, I have to say, it wasn't *much* different from the first time. Fewer tears--from MOM--but I am still going to MISS HER every morning! Elizabeth, of course, was just fine as always! We are lucky that she is such a confident little girl who is happy to go off and learn new things and make new friends!

To say she was excited, eager, and enthusiastic about her first day in her new classroom would be an understatement!
Within minutes, she was printing her own name on the sign-in sheet!
The only one of us who had a REAL meltdown was Ashley, who was very disappointed when it was time to leave Elizabeth's classroom...and she let us ALL know about it!
We think it's going to be a great year!