The Falk Family Blog

TUESDAY
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- 2011 -
30
8:27 am
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First Day of School

As always, Summer has flown by and I’m left wondering where the time went. Another school year begins and our boys have moved up to 4th grade and 2nd grade.  Again, where has the time gone?

Don’t they look handsome? I love the clean, new shoes!
The boys seemed calm, not too nervous about their first day. I overheard Ethan telling Isaac they should sit together on the bus. When Ethan’s best friend, Stevie said, “Hey Ethan, I’m sitting with you on the bus!”  Ethan replied, “OK, but Isaac is sitting with me, too.”  It was uncharacteristically sweet and I know it made Isaac feel special.
Here are some of the cul-de-sac kids. There are 15 kids in all at our bus stop!
MONDAY
AUG
- 2011 -
29
8:42 am
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Zoo!

I love this picture of the boys running through the mist trying to stay cool.
Our favorite, the baby bonobo.
SATURDAY
AUG
- 2011 -
27
12:44 pm
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New Look

The dark green shutters and white front door/side-light have been painted a chocolate-brown color. We also replaced the outside lights and they match nicely with the brown. It’s amazing how much it’s changed the appearance of the house. We both agree this should have been done long ago!
FRIDAY
AUG
- 2011 -
26
12:32 pm
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Aunt Lisa visits!

It was nice having my sister around for a few days! She was so helpful with the boys and I enjoyed hanging out, shopping, and drinking coffee with her. These pictures are from our hike through the woods at a local park.
The boys found an old tree with a strong vine to swing on. This entertained them for a good half hour.
Even Mom tried it out, but only after convincing the boys that it ‘probably’ wouldn’t break! They laughed and laughed as I took my turn. It was surprisingly fun and held up just fine.
THURSDAY
AUG
- 2011 -
25
2:46 pm
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A perfect date-day!

It was a nice change of pace having our babysitter come on a Saturday morning and watch the kids for the day. We hadn’t been canoeing since we were dating, many years ago, so this brought back very pleasant memories! It was a beautiful summer day on the river. We pulled ashore and enjoyed a picnic lunch while we people watched (there were several other canoes and kayaks). After a few hours of canoeing  we had enough time to squeeze in a tennis lesson for me. Warren is a good coach and I so enjoy playing tennis with him!

MONDAY
AUG
- 2011 -
1
2:36 pm
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Wooden Box Project

Since the boys have showed such an interest in building things out of wood, Warren thought it would great to make something they could each help with and keep at the end of the project. This was a perfect idea. I’m hoping they take care of the boxes and keep them for a good long time.
Here, Ethan and Isaac are admiring how smooth the wood felt after it had been sanded.
Lincoln didn’t help much with his box, but he’s still so proud of it!