Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Last Month in Pictures

Yes, we are still alive and, YES, we have power! :) It's been such a crazy week, and Hurricane Irene did a doozy on our area. We weathered the storm very well, and only lost power for a few days. Initially, the power company was telling everyone it would be at least a week before power was returned, so we were pretty excited when it came back on so quickly. We did fine though, and actually enjoyed the 'unplugged' time with the kids, playing board games, and hanging out.

With our busy schedules, I haven't had as much time to post pictures and such here lately. So I thought I'd post some recent pictures from this summer. Everything from a recent trip to the Science Museum with the girls and their friend, Grace, to pictures of the girls and some of their friends at a party we had one night, to pictures of Luke chilling out.

The kids have all grown leaps and bounds this summer, and I have already started taking stock of what clothing we'll need for the Fall season. They all seemed to have grown out of shoes and everything else. Luke's third birthday was a few weeks ago, and I still can't believe that he's three years old already!! All the kids are acting so much older all of the sudden, and now that Luke is potty trained and I don't have to worry about diapers or a diaper bag anymore, it feels a bit strange. It's been so many years since I wasn't nursing a baby or changing diapers, or pregnant! :) We have definitely entered a new phase in our family, and while it feels great, it's a bit for this momma to get used to. I always laugh when I do laundry, because you can tell so much about our family by what shows up in the laundry. From little Spiderman underwear to itty bitty bras (yes, I said bras!), not to mention the things I find in pockets like lip gloss and lizards, it always warms my heart to realize they may be growing up, but they are still my babies. :) Love you all!