Wednesday, August 26

First Day of Kindergarten

Today Princess J started Kindergarten at Waterford Elementary School. I was grateful to have the opportunity to ride with J.....h on the Bus and attend a half day of school with her. She was very excited. It is full day Kindergarten so she will leave the house at 7:30 in the morning and get home at 3:30 in the afternoon. That is a very long day for a five year old. I know J.....h will do wonderful in school but I still can't help worrying about the big change that is coming into my little girls life. Susanna will miss her playmate terribly and I will miss J.....h's help and company. I am so pleased at what a wonderful girl J.....h has grown up to be and I hope her teacher and friends can learn to love and appreciate her like we do.

Walking to the Bus Stop
All Ready for School

Perfect Princess Backpack

My Turn
(J ......H takes a pretty good picture!)

Mom and Me!

Tired of Waiting

The beginning of the rest of her life...

Yawning before the day even begins

J.....h 's PURPLE Locker
(a Tender Mercy for Mom)

We already Love Miss Banks

End of the day and

All is Well

Tuesday, August 25

A New Look for Fall

Sweet and Sassy

Bright and Beautiful

Cute Swimmers

Sunday, August 23

James and Lindsey

We loved having my sister Lindsey and her new hubby James come and stay with us for six fun filled days. We got to go on lots of adventures and make lots of memories. The girls were great sports about the long car rides and late nights and Burke even watched the girls for a day so I could spend some time touring with Lindsey and James. They spent a few days on their own seeing Boston so here are the pictures of our time togeather.

Shelburne Falls

The Bridge of Flowers

Snap Dragon Kisses

My Cute Sister

The Flowers were beautiful

The Connecticut River

We stopped in at a darling candy shop for fudge and ice cream. J...... took these pictures of her favorite candy.

Fun with Aunt Lindsey and Uncle Jimmy

A Day on the Glorious North Shore

Peabody Essex Museum Salem MA

Marblehead Ma

Old Burial Hill

Rockport MA

Roy Moore Lobster Co.
The Quintessential Lobster Experience

The Happy Newlyweds


Charlestown Common
Burke headed off to Florida after lunch while we enjoyed the rest of our afternoon


Bunker Hill Monument

"Old Iron Sides"
On Board the USS Constitution

We Love Boats!

Lindsey and James flew home that evening. We are so happy they came to see us and can't wait to see them again soon.