Thursday, September 09, 2010

yesterday, today and tomorrow

yesterday...

was the first day of school.  it is an exciting year for us because both boys will be in elementary school.  the age cut-off here for kindergarten is december 30th so soren is old enough to go and after many months of analyzing whether or not he was ready for it all, we decided that he will do great...he will just be the smallest one in his class for a couple years.  sy is in 2nd grade and always loves school so no worries there.  they will be at daniel warren elementary school which is a k-2 only school.  here are some photos of the big day...

classic doorstep photo


in front of the school

sy with his teacher, ms. cortese

soren with his teacher, ms. d'alesandro



soren at the end of the line heading to his classroom




today...

we have had the weirdest first week of school ever.  on tuesday they went for one hour to meet their teachers, wednesday they had a regular day of school and now we have today and friday off for rosh hashanah which is a jewish holiday you can read more about here.  so now i am suffering from a serious buzz kill from school starting and then, oh, wait...my kids are home all day again.  so---as i was trying to figure out what to do with these hooligans for a 4 day weekend i decided to take them apple picking this morning.  we drove about 30 miles to stuarts farm and spent a couple hours picking apples, eating fresh, homemade donuts and drinking fresh apple cider. 





oh, and i may have purchased this...


plan "A" was to go home and put my apron on and make my own pie from all the apples we picked but then i found this amazingness in a box,  fresh out of the oven in the farm's bakery.  they had lots of pies for sale with fillings such as apple (duh), blueberry, and pumpkin but this one is called the "fruit of the farm" pie and is loaded with apples, strawberries, rhubarb, peaches, blackberries and raspberries.  are you kidding me???  and i just ate some for lunch, thank you very much.  it was beyond.


tomorrow...

i will be poking myself in the eyeball with one of these

while i try to make it through the day.

9 comments:

Katie Goulding Sierer said...

your 'tomorrow' comment totally got an audible belly laugh. probably because we may have just been in target and in the check out line, clark may have let out a scream so loud that the entire store stopped what they were doing just to hear the echo. yikes. can't wait to eat pie with you soon.

the andersons said...

so cute. can't believe soren is in kindergarten!! i, too, have been enjoying the routine of school and work in our house and when I have to give up my 'own' routine at home I get a little cranky sometimes. :)

Tennille said...

I love the expression on Soren's face in the pic of them in front of the school sign. :)

Still mad you're not coming to CO. :(

TK said...

Hilarious post, I laughed out loud. Well done.

Briawna said...

You're a much better mom than I am. When my kids have a day off, I get annoyed and begin the day by poking myself with the pencil. I've set a goal to use our Saturdays more effectively to explore our new area. So, this saturday I will ditch the kids and go to a quilt class. Great start to my plan! Your boys are so darling. Soren will do fine. I was worried about Palmer but he's loved it so far.

P.S. Only in the greater NY area do all the teachers have Italian last names. I love it.

shalynn said...

beautiful farm pictures. can i be there please? and eat the other half of that pie for you?

CJ and Wendy's Family said...

it is too crazy that Soren is going to kindergarten. your boys are so fun. i want to come pick apples and get some crazy good pie! i enjoyed the vermont pics:)

thelisifamily said...

great first day photos!! love that you got the teachers in there too- The apple orchard is beautiful.

Julie said...

Omigosh - so I'm a little behind on my blog stalking, but this post was definitely worth the scroll down..delicious AND hilarious!