Dropoff is not old to me.
Beth, Ryan and Alex were visiting from the OC, so all the neighborhood kids and the Thornes from SF came over. The Menlo Park crew were busy teeing it up at Pebble Beach, which is as good an excuse as I can think of. We subconsciously planned this for a Sunday during a bye week for Michigan Football. Why mix business with pleasure?
It was so nice to see the T'kindts, whom we miss very much. It was also great to have the Thornes come down for the first time since moving back. We're slowly building the crew back up. It was fun to see all the kids together.
Thanks to Jen who took our group photo. Everyone was looking at the camera, except for our little rascals!
Aw, what the heck, GO BLUE!
Sunday, October 19th at Mayfield Bakery & Cafe. Jen made a surprise visit to SF. Having a great weekend with her.
I haven't seen Chip since Vegas, nine years ago! It was great having dinner with old friends.
It was another beautiful, but hot day for the annual Carey School Walkfest. Both kids achieved their goals and did a great job. It's always a fun event for a very worthy cause!
Came home with 5 great pumpkins on Saturday, October 11th. Olivia got in a pony ride and the petting zoo while Lucas played in the jumpy.
Yesterday, you left us. We're relieved that you are resting now. 19 years was a great long life and we're thankful our whole family was able to get to know you.
Even though you spent much of your life under the bed (or under the covers!), looking back we can see you were ever present. You had your loveys and blankies long before the kids came along and claimed theirs. When Olivia and Lucas did arrive, you put up with much prodding and poking. I think there was also a lot of petting, too.
You'll always be my first cat, Lucas and Olivia's first pet, and one of Grace's best friends in life. We'll never be the five of us in a bed again. We're all going to miss you a lot, little buddy.
Olivia, Lucas, Mom and Dad
We enjoyed celebrating with you!
There are 3 things Melissa loves:
2. Being the center of attention
3. Her photos on the internet
Today, in honor of her birthday, she has received all three. Happy Birthday!
On Saturday, September 20th, we finally had the POPSUGAR families over for dinner. We tried and failed months ago. Two things are hard: coordinating everyone's schedules and getting every kid to look at the camera at the same time.
We missed a few folks this gathering, but we'll try to do it again soon. Thanks to everyone for coming down to the burbs.