Our Life in Pictures
It’s back to school time in Medfield and that means that unlike most of Massachusetts, all of the the Medfield kids have 3 days of school before Labor Day.
Owen was the lucky one and he didn’t start until the day after Labor Day
And, here’s one of us the day before school with their haircuts:
Although we haven’t moved yet, the kids are off to school in Medfield. Anna had her first day of 4th grade a few weeks ago and 6 days later was Will’s first day of Kindergarten.
No bus rides yet as Mom and Dad are driving them back and forth to school and activities.
Everything went well and they’re all settled in their new schools.
The tooth fairy visited our house to pickup the 2 teeth the dentist pulled and leave Will $3. His adult teeth were coming in behind his baby teeth so instead of having a mouth like a shark (Anna’s comment about the multiple rows of teeth) out they came.
As part of a Patriots summer reading challenge, some Patriots personnel visited Anna’s school to congratulate them for meeting their #-of-books-read goal, and Jarvis Green (former defensive end) awarded Anna the special prize of an autographed football and team photos for reading the most books of any 3rd grader at her school over the summer. She thinks it was 50-something books but turned her list in last month so not sure. [meanwhile, mom continues to read pages 42 and 43 of her current novel each night before falling asleep]
Will is still adjusting to the school uniform requirements. He continues to prefer sports clothes. Still, there is pop in his collar.
Only 33% of us Koch kids have started using the potty with vigor and enthusiasm before age 2.
Lastly, it’s been a very windy and rainy 48 hours. A BIG tree limb fell on our roof right above the big kids’ beds. This was kinda scary! Turns out it made a hole in the roof and water has entered… Mom & Dad do not seem pleased, but we are excited for the tree guys to come tomorrow with their bucket, and then eventually the roofer, drywall guy, etc etc..trucks trucks trucks!
Shortly before our trip to DC and in order to look his most handsome seeing his Koch cousins (more on that trip later) Owen got his first real big boy haircut! No more of Mom’s chop shop at home on the booster seat (which was really not resulting in the best look for our handsome little fella). Not a tear or a scream was shed!TAGS: milestones
Our baby turned 1, like several weeks ago, and we failed to post any pictures from his bday. Mom made him a banana monkey cake, which made him nervous at first (or was it the fire)–but then he settled right in!
He is still a happy happy baby, getting mischievous and forming opinions (code for developing a temper!). He walks a lot of the time now, but still often prefers crawling because it’s faster! He loves: american cheese, toast with butter, avocados, bananas (when’s he in charge), grilled cheese, looking at books, climbing furniture, the remote control, and us. We love him to pieces.
Happy 1st birthday to the best baby on the planet!!
The day after we got home from our vacation on Cape Cod (we were tired to post pictures), it was back to school for Anna. 5 days later, I started my new pre-school. Owen was the lucky one. All he had to do was pose for the pictures.
Captured in photos: reading, card playing (lots and lots and lots of card playing), picnic and ball playing at Castle Island, a trip to the Y pool that has big slides, breakfast out/Owen’s first taste of pancakes, and PawPaw and Owen at the farmers market. Not captured in photos: about 29 walks to Dunkin Donuts and 1 to BakerBaker (our local bakery), and some street hockey. Come back soon PawPaw!