Monday, July 23, 2012

Summer 2012

I wish I were better at keeping this thing updated. My last post was about my wedding in January!! So, let's catch up. Georgia started playing piano in the spring and is going to weekly lessons. I really hope she sticks with it because it is one fo those lifetime skills that everyone wishes they had. Everyone regrets either not taking lessons, or stopping them too soon, etc. We shall see. She seems to be picking it up pretty easily so far! Hugh played t-ball in the spring as well. It was pretty hilarious to watch because the entire outfield of kids would run for every ball and fight over who is going to pick it up, giving the hitter more than ample time to reach the base. Hugh is actually better at hitting a ball that is pitched to him than one on a t, but Chuck assures me that the t is critical for developing basic hitting skills. Hugh definitely enjoyed baseball and I'm sure he'll want to play again next year. Georgia decided to swim on the ODCC swim team this year. I was shocked, to be honest, she's shyed away from anything competitive. I think she liked the team suit!! So we went to the first practice and she refused to even think about getting in the pool. The second practice, she got in the pool and did fine. Her first meet was at Hershey Country Club and I arrived right before her first evernt - 25 meter freestyle. She was crying and incredibly nervous. I did not think she would actually go thorugh with it, but she wiped her years and mounted the starting block. Her start was slow, last off the block. However, she made up for lost time and ended up getting a VERY close second place. After that, she was fine with competing. She swam breaststroke and relay, getting another second place and a first place. I was so incredibly proud! And not so much of the fact that she was good, but that she overcame her fears to even dive off the block! A major hurdle for her emotionally, for sure. She will be attending theater camp next week and I will be curious to see how she overcomes her shyness onstage. This past weekend we went to Canada for Henry's first birthday celebration with my college besties Kara, Betsy and Bree. It's the first time we've all had our children together and it was wonderful! My only complaint is that the time was way too short.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

I'm married!

It's been too long, but since my last post I've made some significant changes in my life - namely that I married Chuck. We had an absolutely heavenly wedding-moon at the Rose Hall Hilton in Jamaica. Could not have asked for more!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween Party 2011

The weather gods blessed us with an amazing evening for our second annual Halloween Party at the Krafts. I am still in awe of how amazing my future in-laws are. Big Chuck prepared a huge bonfire and a hayride. He also grew tons of pumpkins specifically for carving at the party. Lori made tons of amazing food and we put up lots of fun decorations. I am so appreciative that Chuck and Lori took the time and evergy to make the night so special for Georgia, Hughie and all of our friends. The party was an absolute blast, even if I didn't get a chance to judge the carved and decorated pumpkins like I had planned.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ms. Captain America

While we were putting up the Halloweed decor, Georgia decided to get creative with her scooter riding outfit. It made Chuck and I laugh out loud!

Raab's Fruit Farm Filed Trip

I had the opportunity to go with Hughie's pre-school class on their Raab's Fruit Farm field trip. We had fun picking apples and pumpkins. Note to self, do not wear a white fleece on a muddy day.

Hugh's First Soccer Team

A few video clips of the action:

Scarecrow Making

Last weekend we went to Philly to visit our friends Kara, Jack and Patrick. We went to a fall festival where we constructed a scarecrow! Unfortunately we didn't have a lot of time because a storm was rolling in, but we had fun while it lasted.

We did decide that in order to make a proper redneck scarecrow that it needed a mullet. We also added a white trucker hat, but I didn't get a photo of that.