Thursday, August 20, 2015

First Day of School 2015

This year Laura started Junior High.  We ran into all sorts of troubles with her school schedule (apparently her birthday kicked her out of registering) but got it all worked out before she began.  The lockers were difficult - they are ancient - but some practice got that all worked out too.

Eliza started first grade and has Mrs Hunt.  She is thrilled to be a big kid and eat lunch at school.
Rosie started third grade and has her first male teacher - Mr Blood.  She has lots of friends in her class and is an expert at elementary school now.
Big backpacks and a big day!

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Eliza's 6th Birthday

We celebrated Eliza's birthday at Disneyland, but we continued the celebration at home.  Her sisters got her a knockoff American Girl Doll so she could join them in play.  It was a big hit!

I made her another skirt and we got her the Belle day dress for dressup.  We ordered it on the phone from Disneyland because it had just been released and we had to have it in time for her special day.  She loves to dress up!

She requested strawberry shortcake for her dessert and enjoyed every morsel.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Disneyland July 2015

After Laura's two big plays and me doing costumes were done, we ran to Disneyland.  I had told my new job this had been on the books and they were cool to let me go.

The trip was magical and just what the doctor ordered.  We loved the time together and tried out Jedi Training for the first time where Eliza "skipped into battle" then quickly backed away from Darth Vadar.
The character breakfast and new night parade were big highlights.  Also, we love that Eliza can ride almost every coaster.  Being with the family in Disneyland is perfect!