Friday, September 5, 2008

School, solid food, and the red coats...

The kids had their first day of school on Wednesday, here they are getting ready to go to school. Lydia is attending a Preschool here in buffalo that runs 5 days a week 2 ½ hours a day. She seems to love it, although she would prefer to ride the bus with her brother Jack. Jack started first grade, he loves it and says that his teacher is really nice.

Emily has started solid foods. Here is a video of one of her first bites, she laughs at the very end it is very cute. We love having Emily, she wakes up with a smile on her face that lasts all day long. She is cooing and laughing and rolled over for the first time a few days ago.


Lydia is now riding a bike, well with training wheels that is. Here is a picture of her on her new bike that we found on Craigslist for $5.00, it’s great and is perfect for her. I included a small video of her riding her bike.
The weekend before school started, we went to Fort Niagara. It is the oldest continually occupied military site in North America, it’s history goes back to 1679. The fort played an important role in the struggles of France, Great Britain, and the United States to control the Great Lakes region of North America. While we were there we met some military men dressed up in the old outfits that they wore back then and they did some cannon demonstrations for us, which Jack absolutely loved! I loved the history and the view of Lake Ontario, someone once said “if there is beauty in this world, in water it is.”
Jack found a large frog in our yard and we wanted to get a picture of him with it. When spring rolls around here in Buffalo that's when we find tons of baby frogs hopping around our yard and they are so very cute.
Here we are at the Naval shipyard, we took a quick trip out to show Jack the boats and submarine. We didn't go in them, but hope to take him on the tour soon.

7 comments:

Jaime said...

love the pic of lydia and jack with arms around each other. fun trip- danny and I are major history nerds. his dad took him to every civil war battlefield there is in the south growing up! we love those educational but fun trips. tell the kids hi for us and good luck in school.

Malesa said...

Looks like fun! Good luck with the school year

Jennifer said...

Looks like you've been busy! It's so crazy how fast kids grow up - and that means we're getting older, yikes! I can still remember being in YW together....

brittanimae said...

Jan--those kids are so cute! I wish I could hold that darling Emily! Lydia will get to ride the bus with Jack next year and she'll LOVE it--Addy sure does, possibly more than kindergarten itself. Hugs!

Rachel said...

The picture of Lydia riding her bike is the cutest thing ever! I love how Emily started laughing during her meal!

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P.S.
Glad you updated! love to hear about your family (and of course the pics and videos)

Sarah said...

Hi Jan!
Oh my goodness what cute little kids!
Sarah Roper