Katie’s Pre-K end of year party!

The party was at Katie’s favorite park—the goose park. She was excited!

Watching the buses arrive with all the kids!

Happy girl!

Bubbles! (They had the same bubble machine we have!)

Walking to the lake with a classmate, Mason. They held hands the whole way. :)


With Katie’s teacher Miss Heather, Heather’s daughter (Lola), and Mason.

On the way back!

Katie’s pre-k teacher friend Miss Katie. :)

I had a good time as well—I spent the morning hanging out and talking/getting to know Mason’s mom, Carolina. We’re about the same age, we got along well, and we set up a future pool play date!

The only bad thing is that Katie didn’t have school that afternoon because of the party!! :)

Her first pout of the day. Then bubbles. 

She wanted to do chalk. Fine, we went out to do chalk. Within two minutes she wanted to do bubbles. But not the bubble machine—she wanted to blow actual bubbles. Well, she just had a bath this morning and I really didn’t want to deal with the mess that is blowing bubbles so I said no. So she stomped off.

She got over it within a few minutes after I told her it was either go inside or do the bubble machine. She picked the bubble machine…and all was well with the world.

And some great action shots!


Nanny Alice, Day 1

Our friend Alice (actually a professional nanny—though usually for much older kids!) is staying with the kids while we go to Florida. The kids met her about two weeks ago when she came for two nights to meet them and Owen was excited to have her back.

This was the first picture we got on the road—some pre-nap cuddles!


Maggie and the kids enjoying the nice weather, the bubbles Alice brought, and playing swords!






She spoiled the kids with a fun dinner: Owen got a caterpillar hot dog and Katie got hot dog palm trees. Both got strawberry flowers:



And she braved giving Katie yogurt:


My honest first thought was What is she doing to me? Now the kids are going to expect fun dinners all the time?! But my immediate next thought was Oh what a super special surprise that only Miss Alice does! :)