She was at the Blue Paw table (just like Renee ;)
Kindergarten Orientation at Swans Creek! Leah's First year at school. She wasn't really nervous at all and fit right in. It was an evening event for an hour or so for them to meet their teachers and see what they were going to be learning. We got a big surprise when we arrived, they ended up downsizing the amount of classes and she ended up being in class with her friend Chloe. I was a little nervous about them being in the same class, but it has worked out great!!
Jeanine and I had to take Jasmine down to ODU for a soccer camp. While Jasmine was in training, we went for a run/walk in a park we found.
Renee all dressed up for her first job at Penn State. She is working in the Commons in the Food Service Department. It works out great for her because they work around her class schedule.
One last day of fun before school started! We had a clam boil (and crabs) at the Alve's! As always, we had great food...and great company!
Jasmine is officially a SENIOR ....and Leah is officially a KINDERGARTENER!
I dropped Leah off at day care and made her take the bus...so she could get used to her routine. I drove to the elementary school and waited for her to arrive. This is her white bus coming around the corner!
She arrived safely at school...one last shot of her book bag (which is very important in kindergarten ;)
Sitting in her chair at her table showing off her name tag (which she had to wear the first week of school)
She survived!!! I picked her up from day care and she had to show off her crown she made...and of course the book bag again!
Holy Family Catholic Church has a Festival each year...we have not been able to make it for a few years due to conflicts, but I was excited to take the kids. They had a great time playing carnival games and winning! They played a variety of things but were really good at the bow and arrow...I was really surprised! Matthew nailed all three of his shots!
Each year, I try to participate in the 9-11 Memorial Run in Arlington. I really love this race! It never gets easier and I end up crying each year! The atmosphere and the racers really are their to pay tribute to the survivors and the victims of 9-11!
Balfour Beatty Team!
Jeanine and I before the race...
Jeanine and I after the 100 degree race! Oh man, it was HOT!!!
We took mom to an Italian Festival in Maryland! It was a great time and we could not have asked for better weather. We set up our chairs, drank beer and wine and stuffed our faces with great pizza and desserts! What more can you ask for?? We met Johnna and Jim up there and just relaxed and enjoyed the music!
Penn State vs. UMass! Our first Penn State Football game! We got up there early to meet up with some coworkers and Renee. We found an awesome spot and grilled lots of food! (why do I feel like a lot of my posts revolve around FOOD...HA!)
Jake and one of his PE's...Jake is reminiscing on college life ;)