Today was Lillian's first day of kindergarten. She will be attending a spanish language dual-immersion program at Mariano Castro Elementary School. She started her day with much anticipation, waking all of us up at 6 am. She was fully dressed with her backpack loaded up, all ready to go to school. She was a little disappointed to learn that we would have to wait for over two hours to actually leave for school. Once we got there she had a grand time meeting her class and her teacher. We were quickly whisked away to the gym for coffee with the other new Kindergarten parents, so we didn't see her again until the school day was over. We found her in a great mood, wearing a paper hat of Bono el Mono (we wanted to post a link but couldn't find a good one).
August 19, 2012
During this past few months of camps, visitors, traveling and more visitors, the kids both hit some major milestones. Nathaniel started crawling, first as a little one footed but scoot crawl, then on hands and feet. He can now use his hands and toes to climb the slides at the park. Lillian just started learning to read. We signed her up for the summer reading program at our local library and she read 53 books over the course of the summer, gradually graduating from the simplest of BOB books into the first level of easy readers. It's been an exciting time around here!
August 8, 2012
Since Aunt Debby brought her fancy new camera, and it was the first time the entire family had been together in quite some time, we decided to take some nice family portraits. We captured some great shots of the whole Husky crew. There are even more on our web album from the trip. Enjoy!
After having a blast around town with the grandparents, we all drove up to Guerneville in the Russian River Valley to meet up with the rest of the Husky clan. Uncle Joe and Aunt Deb came down from Oregon with Cousins Lucas and Raquel, as did Uncle Matt and Aunt Jennifer. We all came together in our beautiful vacation rental house, The Blue Canoe. The kids were fixtures in the river, swimming and boating, while the adults sampled copious amounts of the local wines. There was a short trek to the ocean at Bodega Bay, a visit to a Russian heritage festival at Historic Fort Ross, and even an evening of rock climbing. I think we're all going to need some time to recuperate from our grand adventures. Our Web Album has many more pictures from the trip.
This summer we had a big Husky Family vacation extravaganza. It all started with Grandma and Grandpa Husky staying with us for a week while Eric and Lillian were home from work and school. Lots of good times were had, including a little train trip to lunch in Palo Alto, a trip to San Francisco to see the fine art at the Legion of Honor, and even a reptile show at our library! Grandpa Terry loves fine art and was very excited to take our budding artist to the Legion of Honor. Lillian enjoyed the museum for a little while, but soon decided she'd rather be playing at the playground at Golden Gate Park. Grandma Betty and Lillian collaborated on a pair of butterfly wings, which were a big hit at the library and park, though reptile man may have mentioned something about her being a possible food for the critters. But the vacation fun didn't end there, and we'll cover the rest of it soon.