08 September 2012

Flower Girls and Ring Bearers

One of our favorite babysitters got married on Saturday. And the girls were able to participate as flower girls while the boys were ring bearers. The kids loved being apart of the wedding and we're so happy for Kelly!

The girls played their part perfectly, announcing the incoming of the bride. Nice look to the camera, Collette.

Gabe also delivered the rings. Unfortunately, Ben felt a little put on the spot and came down the walk way looking for Mom instead of trying to deliver the goods. 

Dinner afterwards was even sweeter since the bride gave thank you gifts to the kids that included some of their favorite things (toy dog and cat for the girls plus Star Wars and Iron Man for the boys).

And finally, I just love the work the photographer did on this picture of Abigail blowing bubbles.

06 September 2012

First day of school 2012

First day of school for our kids in Fremont was after Labor Day, Sept. 5th. Here are the kids getting ready to walk over to school through our fancy new gate that joins our backyard with the back of the school.

The girls helped get Ben excited about his first day of Kindergarten. His teacher was also Collette's, and we're excited to be working with such a wonderful Kindergarten teacher. 

Both Abigail and Collette reported fantastic first days, excited about their class and first impressions of their teachers. Both Laura and I walked the kids to school and were able to check up on them during recess from the deck in our back yard. 

The next morning, when Laura was waking up Ben so that he could get ready for school, she whispered, "Time for school." Ben was a bit surprised and responded, "But I went yesterday." 

The next day, Gabe started preschool, which he's been begging to do for the last year. He's pretty familiar with the place since it was Ben's preschool for the past couple of years and his friend is there too.

Here's hoping for a great school year!