Thursday, September 1, 2011

First birthday and First grade... oh my!

Lucas turned ONE last week! I still can't believe it - this year went sooo fast (too fast!). I've always had a hard time with my babies turning one, but knowing he is my last made this one that much harder. But, alas, we had a wonderful birthday party celebration for him, and that helped his sad mama embrace the exciting times that lay ahead ;-) He got two ride-on trucks for his birthday that he LOVES. I just had to get these photos scrapped right away, of course :-)
Some of my favorite pics from the party (we had a Sock Monkey theme :-):

Not only did we have a first birthday, but we now have a first grader! Week one has been going well... no complaints. Let's hope it stays that way!

No firsts for this girl lol, but she is excited to be starting her second (and last) year of pre-school in two weeks.

In addition to the big birthday and the start of school, we had quite an eventful week last week! Last Tuesday, Lucas' actual birthday, we had an earthquake that measured 5.8 on the Richter scale. Not only do we normally not get earthquakes out this way, but the one we did have before was very slight. There was no denying this one! Things were falling off shelves in our house left and right - I even had a vase break! The two younger kids were freaked! Then, only 4 days later, Hurricane Irene made her way up the east coast and brought crazy storms over this way. Luckily, we did not lose power (LOTS of people out here did, and some people I know first got their power back today - 5 days later!) and there was no damage, but others were not so lucky. I feel very lucky! We did have to postpone Lucas' party from Saturday to Sunday, but it all worked out ;-) I sure hope all my friends out there who were also visited by Irene also fared as well as we did!

Let's hope next week is not nearly as exciting! ;-)


Kim Sonksen said...

I can't believe Lucas is one already! Are you sure?? LOL
Seriously, it feels like only yesterday when you brought this lil' Sweetie into the world. And how super excited does Noah look?
G;ad neither the hurricane nor the earthquake caused serious damage t you and your loved ones

Amy Coose said...

How can he be one already??? Love the LO, and the pics (esp. the one of you and him). It was a crazy week, wasn't it?

Staci said...

What an adorable LO! Can't believe Lucas is one already! I love sock monkeys! :-)

Bethany Kartchner said...

Goodness! I'm glad that you're safe! I can't believe how fast these babies grow. Mine will be 1 in November. You look absolutely beautiful.

Meg Giroux said...

First grade already!!! Wholly smokes that went quick, and Little man is 1!!! Wowza!

Your kiddos are all so adorable, I love seeing the updated pics of them! Great layout too, Love the monkeys!

Pearl said...

Oh my!!!! Lots of news to catch up on here!!!! Good to hear yer all are doing good !!!

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