Monday, June 01, 2009

Breakblog: Breaking the blog fast

After a long break from my blog, I've decided to break the fast and blog again. Since last December, I've started a new job that I love. It's been a good move. Overall it will be better for me and my family. Still, I'm not planning to write much about my job here because this blog is about my family.

Amazingly, we are now on the verge of summer break. The school year is ending on June 10. We have not fully set up our plans for the summer. This is driving me crazy, but I should be used to this by now. We hope to visit Massachusetts and see family and friends in August.

Several weeks ago we celebrated Owen's fifth birthday. We hosted a fun pizza party with 24 people. It was a lot of fun.

Owen is starting to learn to speak Spanish. He is enrolled in a dual language program. He was resistant at first and still fights it sometimes. I hope to keep him in this program so he will be bilingual.

Zoe is has formed strong friendships (with mostly boys) in school and at the Artscenter after school program. She is growing fast. She traveled by plane by herself for the first time this year. She flew to Boston and spent spring break with my family. It was a big success and we're hoping she can do it again soon.

My husband is working too much, but we're used to that too. The economy is largely to blame. He's not turning down any projects.

I'm looking forward to the future and happier than I've been in a while. We're overjoyed with our new President and the direction that the country is going. It is encouraging and hopeful.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Happy Christmas, Ian!

It's hard to believe that this is little baby Ian. He looks like a little man!

Happy Christmas to our little English/American man!

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

New beginnings

The new school year has begun. Summer just flew by. Zoe started fourth grade at a brand new school. We're working with her to get on track with her homework and staying on schedule. She is trying her best, but some days are tough.

Here’s a photo of Zoe on her first day of school. My sister Leesa sent her a box full of new clothes from Old Navy. Thanks, Leesa!

Owen started Pre-K this year. It's a dual-language program with half the day in English, and half in Spanish. I hope he absorbs the Spanish like a sponge. I think its essential to know Spanish, and that it is much easier to learn it when you are young.

We've been struggling to stay on schedule. We are not morning people and Zoe’s school bus is at 7:05! Due to first the Olympics, and now the Presidential party politics we’ve been sleep deprived. As responsible parents, we have to make things work. You do what it takes.

Bob was in Denver visiting his sister Amy just days before the DNC. He snagged me a few Democratic momentos. I'm a proud Democrat and I am hopeful for a new administration next year. Just think of the new beginnings we can celebrate together.