Monthly Archives: August 2017

Total eclipse

Since the spring, we’ve looked forward to the once-in-a-lifetime event of a total eclipse. The girls’ school planned a big event for the whole day and Mom joined Dad at the university. The darkness that fell mid-day was amazing to watch and experience. We found this day so fascinating, we might try to chase another one in 7 years.

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First day of School (kindergarten and second grade)

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The girls eagerly woke up the first morning of school and quickly dressed, ate breakfast and grabbed backpacks. They mugged for a few photos, and happily entered the doors leading to the gymnasium. Mom helped with the kindergarten parents’ breakfast and eventually found her way to the golf course with Dad. After early dismissal, we all swam together at the pool.

Happy birthday, Koma!

Koma chose a Shopkins birthday theme and excitedly invited her friends and also preschool classmates to her party. She knew for sure that she wanted her party at the gymnastics place.


Dinosaur dig birthday presents ended up in a big dust-up. The girls happily chipped away until they reached the dinosaur eggs and then carefully tapped out the tiny dinosaurs.

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