Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Alayna and I went camping with Jen and Roger in the Tillamook Forest. It was very nice to get out of the city and into the woods, even if for just a night.

We went to the beach for a little while. It was a perfect fall beach trip: cloudy and cold, but Alayna waded in the ocean anyway, and so did Hannah.

After the obligatory, and much desired, visit to the cheese factory (squeeky cheese!), we went to the Wilson River so Alayna could swim. It was much warmer there than at the beach. She swam for about an hour, crossing and re-crossing the current, and racing Hannah for her toy. We gave her a little head start, and she beat Hannah most of the time.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

First Grade

Alayna's first day of "big kid school" was Tuesday. Now she gets to eat lunch in the cafeteria, have PE and music classes, and be ever so much smarter than those pesky Kindergarteners. (Not that she wasn't already smarter.) I don't want my little baby to grow up. Maybe in 12 years I'll be throwing her out the door, but for now, I just want to make sure she's happy.
Her teacher is Mrs. Goei. She seems very nice, and willing to give Alayna all the hard books she is ready to read.
First day riding the bus:

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