Monday, August 31, 2009

The Official Last "Move In Day"

It's official...Ryan's Senior year at Wesleyan University, and Mom and Meme's last official move in day.

For the past four years we have moved him in to his dorms, apartment and this year a house. We have endured rain, heat and today, absolutely perfect weather. Also, we have dealt with numerouse flights of stairs. We have endured trips to Costco, hunted for the perfect tv stand, storage unit trips, all while trying to stick to a strict schedule, because we had to be back in time for football meetings.

This year Ryan is rooming with his room mate from Freshman year and 4 other guys. I am afraid to see what the house will look like on move out day! One thing for sure, Meme and I thought we were done with our duties until Ryan informed us we could help him, when he moves into Graduate School. We will have to see about that!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Many firsts

In the upcoming days, you will encounter many firsts. The first day of kindergarten, first bus ride, and today you lost your first tooth! It truly amazes me, how quickly time flies by.

I know you will take on each of these firsts, head on with enthusiasm and will come out on top. Mommy and Daddy are so proud of you, and we will stand behind you as you tackle growing up.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Girls on Minnie Street

Here are my darling little girls, on the day of their dance recital. They did a tap routine to the song, "The Girls on Minnie Street". The number was adorable, and my little Minnies just shine on stage.

Dance begins in two weeks, and this year they have decided to join the intensive classes. This means an hour of ballet each week, along with tap and jazz. These classes will prepare them for competition dance. I on the other hand, will be carting them to the studio 4 times a week. What we do for our children!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

my baby

I found this photo of Ryan in the big box from the attic. I just love how young and sweet he looks. This was taken the morning Christopher was born (1997). I remember he was excited, yet scared. He had been my baby for 9 years, and now he had to share me with someone else.

Now, he will be 21 in September. I miss the moments, where he would just snuggle up with me. I know he is a man now, but in my eyes and heart he will always be my baby.