Monday, August 27, 2012
First grade is real school, Olivia says. A big opportunity. She's right. Spelling tests and homework. But the good news is, she is really excited about it. I, on the other hand, wish she were still three. Leo set out to ease the pain, with his trademark sweetness.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
We headed up to Minnesota to celebrate Kate's baby shower. It was a wonderful ladies weekend with lots of laughs and good conversation. What a relief it was to get through security with my traveling partner, cherry vanilla delight. Who knew that you could fly with a cake?
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
My sweet little patient is under the weather with strep. She's sending me mixed messages though - loves the snuggles, TLC and the novelty of a couch bed (my froat hurts mom) , but then will run to the bathroom to get sick on her own telling me "I can do this."
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The boys and their fishing poles. Constant companions.
Some of the girls: Esme, Hailey, Cecilia and Olivia. Girlies not in the pic: Madison, Kaitlyn, Beatrix, Evangeline and Cordelia.
Francis Martin. One seriously sweet dude.
Kieran, aka Special K
Emmett with Quinlan
Will with the ladies.
Leo was a fish - swimming, jumping off raft. Was close to tubing until a little nursemaids elbow situation cropped up.
Some of the men
A little tie-tye activity. Perfect for a rainy day.
Enjoying some of Brian's smoked salmon.
Walleye fish fry
Almost all of the kids, except for Ignatius and Madison, and the two babes due in October! From left to right: Vincent, Quinlan, Frank, Will, Kieran, Gus, Cece, Cordelia, Olivia, Evie, Finnian, Leo, Esme, Bea, Emmett, Hailey and Kaitlyn.