Friday, August 15, 2008

Foto Friday

My new office buddy. I must compliment our flower company next time they come because I walk out every afternoon to a flurry of wings. It's an excellent way to end the day.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Why we should all start swimming

File under So Not Fair

Phelps' 12,000 Calorie Diet

What he eats in a day could feed my entire family of four for 2 days! Actually, I just read it again, it would feed my family for a good three days. Easy. And I'd probably have leftovers for lunch on day 4.

Meanwhile at the Hall of Justice......

I've finally started regularly posting on my baking blog A Lovely Baker. Today I have my all time favorite cupcakes posted and have joined the Blog Roll of Tuesdays With Dorie so will be posting at least every Tuesday with new concoctions of all shapes and sizes! Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wackadoo Wednesday

It's the middle of the week, you're trying to convince yourself that it's almost the weekend. So here's a little binger, to brighten up your day. ($1 to who can name that quote)

As I spend most of the Olympics using my fantabulous DVR to get around commercials, I've missed many a new NBC season promo. But I caught this one the other day and it reminded me how much The Office seriously rocks and how far away September 25 seems.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Almost Famous

This is the article featuring our journey to Mia's first day of Kindergarten. They followed her for hours and all we get is a photo giving me about 10 chins. Thanks guys. It's a great article and really highlights her personality, which was on level 11 yesterday morning.

UPDATE: Upon further investigation, I found a gallery of photos from our morning. Please ignore me and focus on the adorable girls.

When I picked her up yesterday I told her she could go wherever she wanted and do whatever she wanted - get ice cream, go shopping. Anything. Her choice? Grandma's house so she could share her day with her friends from her old school. We stopped at Dunkin Donuts on the way for a celebratory chocolate milk and donut with sprinkles. So the first day of Kindergarten in a new school? Success!

Monday, August 11, 2008

1st Day of School!

Mia went to Kindergarten today! And to document this occasion we had a professional photographer in our home, snapping pictures the whole way. No, I'm not that crazy. We were followed by the photog and reporter for an article in the AJC. As I walk up the stairs with the reporter I tell her that normally I have to drag Mia out of bed but seeing as she is super excited for school, she'll probably jump right up. I opened her door and she was already climbing down her bunk bed ladder! Bright-eyed & bushy tailed as my dad used to say. No whining as I fixed her hair, minimal fighting with Layla. She was on her best behavior for our guests. They stayed in the classroom after I dropped her off to document the ABC's & 123's of the day. I can't wait to see the article tomorrow.

I can say this, thanks to the AJC, my house has never been so clean!

So my baby is growing up. I got her off without any tears for either of us although there were extra good-byes at the classroom. I know she'll be great! I mean, look at her, the excitement of school has turned her into a cheerleader!