Friday, September 23, 2011

Scarlett at school

Scarlett's teacher sent me a couple of cute pictures of Scarlett at school. Here she is sitting right up front at the morning meeting: 

And here she is rocking the...well, rock wall in gym class:

Saturday, September 10, 2011

6 years later...

Photo taken tonight, on our 6 year anniversary, by our baby girl.

"Wasn't marriage, like life, unstimulating and unprofitable and somewhat empty when too well ordered and protected and guarded. Wasn't it finer, more splendid, more nourishing, when it was, like life itself, a mixture of the sordid and the magnificent; of mud and stars; of earth and flowers; of love and hate and laughter and tears and ugliness and beauty and hurt." ~Edna Ferber

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

First day of Pre-K 4

Here is a picture of Scarlett - who is so incredibly excited to return to school today. (And, who happens to be wearing the smallest pair of navy blue knee highs imaginable to comply with the new uniform policy...and the knee highs are so big on her they go all the way up to her thighs.) 
Yay school!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hurricane Irene

After Hurricane Irene was done, Joe and the kids and I went for a walk. It was pretty crazy. We walked to the dock that is a few blocks from our house. This is a road covered in reeds and other ocean debris from the massive waves that washed ashore.
Most of the roads close-by flooded.
 When we got to the dock, there were a bunch of people there trying to find their boats.
 Some of them were not too happy when they saw where they were.
 This is someone's front yard.
 Some people had actually tied their boats off to telephone poles. It must have worked - the reeds that are all over the street show how far the water came in.

We lost power from Sunday until Tuesday. Daycare had no power for a few days. There was a brief point where our water was considered undrinkable. But that's nothing compared to what some poeple lost.
We consider ourselves very lucky.