Thursday, July 18, 2013

What's Going On in Our World: The Photo-Free Post

I am so behind on sorting photos, and I keep waiting until I have everything organized to post, but I feel like I'm missing the chance to record our "current events".  Time for a Crawford House Gumbo-style post!

  • The beginning of the summer was busy.  We had something big every weekend for a month - I was out of town for a MOPS Steering retreat (I'm going to be a table leader in my Mothers of Preschoolers group next year - I'm excited!), we had family in town to celebrate Robert's grandparents' anniversary, and we went to two family reunions.   
  • Will & Claire started swim lessons at Aqua Tots last month, and they love it - one of the highlights of  their week.  Will started out in a parent-child class and was ready to move up to the 2.5-3 year old class after a few weeks.  It's nice to be able to just sit on the sideline and watch!
  • The kids and I are really enjoying our summer days - trips to the zoo, berry picking, museums, play dates, a few fun craft/science projects, and lots of time outside.
  • Robert has been busy with work and travels a few times a month for meetings.  It's usually just an overnight trip, and on those days, Claire likes to have a sleepover at Nana and Granddaddy's house.  They all love their time together - games, movies, bubble baths in the big tub - and it makes the evening and early morning much more relaxed for me.  Will enjoys the one-on-one Mommy time, too.
  • Claire and Will moved to a new preschool program this week.  We have been at the same place since Claire was about 11 months, so I thought there might be somewhat of an adjustment period, but we are making a pretty smooth transition.  Will is going to continue there in the fall after Claire starts Kindergarten.
  • We are planning a family trip in August to San Diego - one last trip before school starts!

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Jumping Frog

May 25th - We had a ton of rain which made some good puddles in our yard.  Robert took Will with him to check the rain gauge, and Will couldn't resist having splashing around.

Claire's Graduation

My poor neglected blog!  I'm making public my goal to be totally caught up by the end of this month!

Claire's school held a graduation ceremony on May 17th for all the kids who will be starting Kindergarten this fall.  Claire started at this school right before her first birthday, so we have been with some of these teachers and other families for over 4 years.  I didn't think it would be a big deal, but I got a little emotional watching my not-so-little girl walk/run across the yard to grab her certificate.

Ready for the graduates

Claire with about half of her classmates

Getting her certificate from Ms. Susan

Our little graduate!

Will entertaining himself with my flower from Claire

Obligatory family shot with, as usual, 3 of 4 looking at the camera

Grandmommy's Birthday

Grandmommy's birthday is in May, and we met her at the children's museum in New Braunfels to spend some time with her.  Claire made Grandmommy a special birthday card.



Will made her a special lobster & fish pizza.


Claire's pizza was a little more traditional.

We were so glad Grandmommy was able to come with us and that we got to see her on her birthday!

Mother's Day 2013

We enjoyed celebrating our moms - lunch with Grandmommy at the Grist Mill and dinner with Nana at our house.  Lots of cards and lots of smiles!