Thursday, September 17, 2009

Saturday Morning Reader

Eve loves to read and look at books. Here she is last saturday checking one out.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Eve's first day of Preschool!

Here she is! Ready to go on her first day of preschool. She insisted on taking her Dora backpack. Apparently, I failed to tell her she had a special bag to take instead.

You can see, she isn't too thrilled about getting her picture taken with her assigned bag.

And again.

Yet again.

And then she realized her name was on it. Hey! Not too bad!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

What? It's September!

I can hardly believe the summer is over and the new school year has begun. Zoe is in second grade and Eve starts pre-school tomorrow! Both of my babies are in school! Now that my trusty computer is back up and running, with pictures finally uploaded from all of our summer activities, I will begin posting more regularly. So here's a few pictures from Zoe's first day of school last Tuesday. She loves it so far and her teacher, Ms. Hartman, is really nice.

Zoe at her desk.
With Eve on our front porch. Yes, it did seem that dark.

Our traditional first day of school picture with backpack.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Another classic Eve...

Eve, "Mom? Can you make blueberries out of barkdust?"

Mom, "No. Don't eat the barkdust."

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Last Day of 1st Grade!

Zoe's last day of first grade was yesterday. She had a wonderful year. We are going to miss her awesome teacher, Ms. Martinez, who has done so much for Zoe this year. I can't believe my big girl is going to be in second grade!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Lincoln Street Mural Project

A Mexican muralist came to Zoe's school this last month and completed, with the help of the students, several beautiful murals that now decorate the walls of the school. The students had input in what they were painting and the colors, everything. This is the mural that Zoe helped paint. She painted the blue dots on the right side of the mural.
We got to watch traditional Aztec dancers. The drum beats gave me goosebumps! Watching people share their culture in such a passionate way is truly inspiring.
Zoe pointing out her picture on the wall of Lynx Leaders. Students become Lynx Leaders by demonstrating leadership and positive behaviors towards schoolwork and their classmates. When they receive 30 paws-itives (their school mascot is the lynx) they become a Lynx Leader and get to go to special lunches and get treats.
Another beautiful mural.
Entryway mural.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Summer fun with Isabel!

It got really hot a few weeks ago, very unlike Oregon for the end of May, so we got the girls a little pool to stay cool in. Our little neighbor girl, Isabel, and the girls have become fast friends so she came and played too.