Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Gus: Daddy, does king beat queen or queen beat king?
Mark: King beats queen.
Max: But that can't be right. Boys aren't supposed to beat girls.
How right you are, my sweet, sweet boy. Don't you ever forget that.
Here's Mark holding her:
She looks absolutely identical to her oldest sister, Octavia. It was pretty incredible to look at pictures of Octavia and compare them to Eden. They are twins, 8 years apart!
I wanted to make her something special and here's what I came up with:
Welcome to the world, sweet Eden!
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Big Brother Max lead the way as we walked to school. Max kept reassuring Gus that he didn't need to be nervous because he'd show him what to do, since he was an expert on preschool. Gus was walking happily, talking about how excited he was. Mark and I kept exchanging nervous, hopeful glances that perhaps he would go in without any trouble.
As we approached the school his whole demeanor changed and he got really clingy and sad again. Mark and I tried being really enthusiastic but he wasn't buying it. He reluctantly walked in the door:
And this is where our photos end because sure enough, the crying and leg clinging began. It was so hard to leave him, but his teachers said once we were gone he was just fine. Day 2 involved more crying, but by Day 3 he was happily running in the door, giving me a goodbye kiss and wandering off to play. Thank goodness!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
And here he is at the bus stop, looking at me like 'Why exactly are we standing out in the rain?'
The big first climb up into the bus! He did great. He didn't even hesistate to get on. I think it's from all the times we walked his cousin, Blake, to his bus stop last year. He knew just what to do.
That's right, we followed the bus, all 4 of us, in our minivan, stop after stop.
A big jump off the bus when he arrived:
I can always tell he's getting nervous when he starts to play with his hair:
Walking to class, telling Daddy about the "huge" library with "a million" books:
Here we are at Mrs. Gourdulan's class!
Max at his desk:
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Yesterday Gus asked if you could come over to see his new shoes. He's so proud of them. It is difficult for a 3-year old to understand the concept of distance, but we reminded him, as we have done so many times in the past couple weeks, that you are simply too far away for a quick visit. He thought it would be a good idea to send you a picture of his shoes. He's certain you will love them. So here they are, in all their orange splendor:
We miss you so much,