Monthly Archives: August 2010

the celebrations continue

We had Aidan’s home birthday party today. Nana made an amazing train cake and fun was had by all!

Kristan




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7 yr old boy!

It is hard to believe that Aidan turned 7 years old today. Shockingly, he wanted a train for his birthday. But this train is no ordinary train… it is a double-decker HO scale train (the things I have learned about trains b/c of my dear Aidan 🙂

We went to his class and had cupcakes with his friends (without the camera so that we did not embarrass him as a big first grader).

Aidan picked the restaurant for dinner – Brixx pizza. Never a bad choice.

Lastly, one more round of cupcakes. Daddy got more icing on his hands than in his stomach.

More celebrations coming up this weekend.

Kristan



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first day of Kindergarten and 1st grade



Today was the first day of Kindergarten and 1st grade. Both kids were super excited, and even made their own lunches.
I got reports from both teachers that they had great days! Looks like this is going to be a great school year 🙂

Kristan

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square foot gardens are finished!

With some awesome family teamwork, I finished my square foot garden project this weekend:

1) raised beds constructed
2) mix of vermiculite, peat moss and compost added
3) deer fence up
4) seeds planted

Now we water and wait to see what kind of fall vegetables grow.

Kristan





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best birthday gift ever!

Nana arranged an amazing birthday trip for Aidan today. To start our day, we took the Amtrak train to Greensboro. That part alone was simply amazing. Aidan was glued to the window the entire trip. Next on the agenda, a visit to the Kernersville Train Depot. Last stop, a local Indian restaurant for lunch. On the way home Aidan declared that today was the best birthday present ever. I think we will both remember this day for quite a while.

Kristan





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Samantha mariposa


Samantha after Spanish summer camp today 🙂

Kristan

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square foot garden update


Here is an updated picture of my future square foot gardens. The plywood 2x4s are going to be the base of the raised beds.

The next steps:
put together the raised beds
put up some deer fencing
put in the soil mix
add seeds for fall vegetables

Super excited about this project. Maybe the third time with vegetable gardening will be the charm 🙂

Kristan

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