Thursday, August 14, 2014

Big Blue

Spotted this statuesque blue heron out the window at work.

I'm a little surprised it was that far above the ground/water. Plus, it stayed in that same exact spot for more than an hour!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

First day of school

And away we go!
At dinner tonight, when I asked the boys specifically how the bus ride was, Jack said it was “sucky.” Because he had very much been looking forward to sitting with Landon and walking into school together, but the bus driver said kindergarteners — and only kindergarteners — had to sit in the front of the bus.

Jack was genuinely disappointed ... and we were extremely proud.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

For the record

Driving to work on Aug. 12th — in the Midwest — and it's only 55 degrees out!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Back-to-School Night

We've been gearing up for this for quite a while: the only year that Jack and Landon will go to school in the same building.
And Landon's turn.
Inside, he sat right down and got to work. Later, when I asked Landon what his favorite part of Back-to-School Night was, he said, "The beginning — getting to meet my teacher."
Meanwhile, Jack stopped by to see his former teacher, from last year.
Kindergarten, here we come!