Today was Amelia's first (ever!) day of school! Since the end of July, she has been asking almost daily if it was time to go to school. Needless to say, our little four year old was more than ready. I woke up late (gasp!) because I was up two hours before my alarm from excitement but then dozed back to sleep. Thankfully, Daddy was off so he was able to help me get the two (three if you count Ellie as well) kids ready. Nathaniel usually rides his bike to school. But since it was his sissy's first day, he wanted to be there with us, too. I was nervous about the drop off but Amelia was a big girl. She didn't even look back to say or wave goodbye! Well according to Amelia, it was a great first day! She loved playing with play dough, going to the different stations/group and making new friends. My picky eater even ate lunch! And she said her teacher told her she was a great listener. :)
Today was Nathaniel's first day of third grade. We didn't think we would be back to McNair for his third grade but alas, here we are! Since Hubs graduated this past July, we thought we would have PCSed to a new duty station shortly after. Unlike most kids who started school with a fresh cut, Nathaniel still insists on growing his hair out.
These photos were taken back in January; hence the Christmas decorations everywhere. It is almost a treat to have this perfect lightning in winter and I'm absolutely loving it. I love the vibrancy of the colors and of course my two precious girls! Photos taken January 18, 2018
We took a break from house hunting last year and watched the July 4th festivities in DC. All the offices were closed for the holidays anyway. And we were in Washington, DC during 4th of July! (When in Rome, er, DC!) Unfortunately, I am just now getting around to posting these because life happens. We watched the mother of all Independence Day parade . It was hot, humid, and crowded but it was an experience to remember. The parade is a mile long and goes from 7th to 17th St of Constitution Avenue. We decided to watch it across the National History of American Museum. And we were crazy tourists because we watched the entire parade (more than two hours long!) We also took the metro because we were not about to fight the traffic. It was the kids first time and they absolutely loved riding the "train." After lunch, we went back to the hotel in Bethesda to rest before heading back out. We rode the metro again to Virginia to