Friday, January 15, 2010

Grace's Many Faces





Saturday, January 2, 2010

Oh Boy! I've Got Joy!

This fall I joined up with three of the BEST mommies I know to start a Joy School for our little ones. What is Joy School you ask? It is a co-op form of pre-school where the children are taught principles and values that help them to be happy and joyful. Each week (in our case on Tues. & Thurs.) we rotate having school in our homes. It is such a great alternative to traditional pre-school. Everyone lives nearby, it's hands on and a delight to be a part of, and doesn't cost that much.

Grace absolutely LOVES it! It's one of her favorite topics of conversation. She get's so excited whenever it is mentioned. She loves playing with her friends and thier mommies. They've done so many fun activities like visit the zoo, go to the park, visit neighbors, play with animals, play outside, learn and sing songs, make food, tons of crafts, and holiday parties. It's named Joy School for a reason!

Here are some of the snapshots that I have taken this past semester:

When they arrive at Joy School they open their window to show that they are ready to have fun and behave. (They are supposed to shut their window if they misbehave, but Grace is the only one I've made do this. She seems to be a little feistier at home. In fact, her famous quote is, "I pushed Sophie.")

First Day of School
{Sept. 1, 2009}

Joy of the Earth
{Sept. 28th & 30th)

Halloween Parade & Party
{Oct. 28, 2009}

Grace in her Pilgrim hat

Christmas Party
{Dec. 22, 2009}

Friday, January 1, 2010

Rockin' New Years Eve

For the second year in a row we decided to forgo the crowd on Mill Ave. to rock the night away on our own. Warning: If you get uncomfortable seeing others SMOOCH, than this post is not for you.

What a cutie!


Braving the balcony weather for the countdown and fireworks.

Jamie & Matt

Jace & Andrea

Jeff & Melanie
(Andrea's brother and soon-to-be SIL)

Jamie, Josh & Corbin

Our family kiss.

Oh no! Looks like no smooch for Kara...

Awe. There ya go!