Yesterday Ollie had his first half day at school. It was basically an orientation day where the parents came along too and met all the teachers, librarian, principal, and staff. I really loved that they did this because it made me feel so much more comfortable leaving him there. I thought I did pretty well other than welling up a bit once the parents had to seperate from the kids and I turned around and saw Ollie sitting like a brave big boy making his first friend. It's really hard realizing that your kids are growing up and there's nothing you can do about it. I am super excited for every phase with my kids but there's something just sad about knowing I'll never have that little first day kindergartner back. But he is so excited. He was just beaming from the moment he woke up, he could not wait to be a big boy at school. He had his new Legoland shirt gpa got him, his spiderman backpack and lunchbox and he was so ready. I was so excited to find out that his teacher is who I was hoping for. I had heard really good things about her and was hoping (and praying) out of the 4 possibilities, that she would be it. She is so sweet and loving, and just really good at teaching. I can't wait to get in and volunteer and get to know everyone better. This school thing is a whole new world but we are ready to tackle it and jump in head first. The morning of we had to take some pictures pf everyone and when we didn't get one of everyone together, Oliver was like "We have to get a picture of everyone together. We're a family!" It was so cute and he was so proud.
Welcome to our blog! Hopefully you will enjoy looking at fun pictures and stories from our lives. Ryan and I got married in December 2005 and we have a son named Oliver, and two daughters Amelie and Nora. Ryan works as a Facilities Manager for Dreamworks while I get to stay at home with our beautiful kids. I also work as a birth doula which is something I love deeply. Life is pretty wonderful to say the least. Gratitiude is something we try to strive for in our family, and recognizing where and who those blessings come from. We can't wait for what the future holds for us...stay tuned for future adventures.