Sunday, September 12, 2010

First Day of School

When we got back from our trip to Yellowstone, we got back in the car and went up to Seattle for a short business trip. We went to the Experience Music Museum and saw these dresses from the Supremes.We also went to a wildlife refuge right before school started.This is a nutrea. I had never heard of a nutrea until we went there, but they pretty much look like a beaver, but with a long rat looking tail.We had a picnic in the park afterwards.
My kid's first day of school was this week. I am homeschooling Robert, but he goes to the Home School Connection once a week at the Jim Parsley Center. So, I am so glad that Isabelle and Robert both had their first days of school on the same day.

The night before, Robert laid out his new school clothes to wear.

Isabelle was SO excited. I was going to drive her to and from school her first day, but she wanted to ride the bus. She was just acting so old and mature! I was really glad that she has a little friend in class too. (Mckenna McAllister).

Robert seemed to have a nice teacher and a friend in class too, Seth Peacock!

It was so strange to be alone with Austin (I did have the baby too). He begged to go to Kid's Club. I thought, well, the kids are having a special day, Austin can have one too.

Robert made a little friend this week. He found a little lizard and is currently keeping it as a pet. Robert loves animals so much, but is generally very afraid of them! He won't go near a dog or cat, actually, he clings to me or tries to run away when he is near one, so we were very surprized with his actions with his new pet "Lizzy". He loves to hold his petEven looking at this picture I am amazed that Robert is holding this little guy. He held him for two hours while we watched a movie tonight.

The kids have started into sports. Austy is doing soccer and loving it! I can't believe how smooth he is running with the ball. He just looks natural.Robert is doing Karate and loving it.I love that they are teaching him confidence and values at the same time.

Isabelle is in Ballet now. She is so cute! (pictures to come...)

We finished the tile work in the laundry room, as well as painted it from teal to yellow.

We played some croquet today. I felt so dashing and European.Here is some of our garden success. Everything was really late this year. But, we sure got a lot of zucchini. I have been using it for main dishes, side dishes, breads and dessert. I even made zucchini cobbler this week, and it was pretty good!


Rob French said...

Ok, the banana and apple were not from the garden, but everything else was! Thanks for the great blog Tricia!

Jen said...

What fun!

MokaGluhu said...

Hi French 'Ohana,

The kids are getting so big and you guys do so much awesome family stuff! Thanks for all of the wonderful updates. Hugs to everyone from us.

Momi & Kaena