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September 30, 2010

en pointe

Vivienne Ballerina1
Vivenne Ballerina2

A couple little snaps of our ballerina-to-be. Vivienne has been expressing interest in taking ballet classes (it's contagious among the girls in her preschool classroom). On our most recent trip to the library we checked out two book about ballerinas. Her slippers are too small now so she's taken to clomping around in my old point shoes. Adorable! (If not totally dangerous)

September 26, 2010

block party

Max Jaewon Blockparty

September 15, 2010

felt & wire

Felt Wire

Oh dear, I could spend all my money and yours too on the gorgeous paper goods on felt & wire.

September 12, 2010

beloved gio

Gioandvivi2
Gioandvivi1

Darling snaps of Vivienne and her beloved nanny Jonathan, whom she calls Gio, from Vivi's friend Esme's birthday party in the park. It's love!

September 10, 2010

twinkle twinkle

our little star loved the microphone while karaoke singing at Zeum.

September 7, 2010

first day room three

Firstday Room3
Vivifirstdaydance

Taking Vivienne back to school today was easy, breezy and beautiful. She waltzed right in, hugged her teacher Nina, put her stuff in her cubby, went pee on the potty (that's huge since she usually resists) and then went to play princess dress up with her girl friends. She has such confidence and spirit, it's wondrous. I am also thrilled to be back in room three — I love the teachers and free play. It's very relaxed and loving. Ah preschool, these are the days.

Check out the difference just a few months make. Here's the photo from her first day of room two last March. See her above doing a first day dance. Vivi dances just about every chance she gets.

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September 2, 2010

first day kindergarten

Max Firstdaykindergarten

Really this photo was taken on day two. On day one we were so so so late. It was also street cleaning and parking was not only challenging it was an insane nightmare. I ended up parking in a dry cleaner's green zone down on Sacramento Street and piggy-backing Max a few blocks, pulling his arm for a few blocks while begging him to please run. It wasn't a pretty picture. We missed the morning story. I basically had to push him in there, kiss his cheek and say go get 'em. Getting back into the school routine is a challenge. Getting the kids to bed early enough, waking up early enough, making breakfast, packing lunches, getting them dressed — it often feels like we've run a mini marathon all before 8:30 am. I promised Max a first day do-over so on day two we got there early, took this photo and a few videos (which I need to learn how to upload for this blog) and spent time in his classroom. Max seems ready to tackle kindergarten. I just hope his teachers are ready to tackle him! He's become quite a willful handful and can resist listening like no other. We are working hard on listening and keeping calm. It's more than a challenge. Most of the time though he's a sweet dreamer and a cuddle bug.