The Tues day after Labor Day Munchkin went back to school. His first day of 4th grade. It is his second year at this school. He had it down. What a big kid.
The Wednesday after Labor day Pearl went back to school. She was so excited and needed to wear her Eloise bow. She had the same teachers and class as last year. She started Pre-K.
Pearl did soccer again in the Fall. She warmed up to the practices for soccer, but never ever liked the games. By the end she did start to participate in the games.
Pearl decided to be Totoro for Halloween. Isn’t she cute?
That first weekend in September we decided to take the kids apple picking. We had remembered berry picking that took a long time. We let the kids pick more apples than we should have. It only took them 10-15 minutes and we were $50 in apples poorer. It was amazing how fast apple picking was.
The second week in Sept. Pearl is still obsessed with princess’ and wouldn’t play in her soccer games.
Munchkin did a 4 week Fall sailing class. His instructors were really impressed with him and suggested he try joining the racing team next year. That was the best complement.
The third weekend in Sept. it was the day for kids. We went after soccer to let the kids bounce around for a bit before Munchkin had to go to sailing.
The third Sunday of the month we went to Maker Faire as usual. It was a little smaller in past. We hypothesis it was because of the Jewish holidays. We still had a nice time. Both kids were into it this year.
During the last week in September Pearl had her soccer practice and the art class she loves. In September she threw tantrums each day she didn’t get to art class. It didn’t start until later in the month which didn’t make her happy.
The last weekend in September we went up to Mass. as it was Aja’s 80th birthday. We had a family dinner and cake. On Sunday we went to the temple and had a special ceremony done. It was my first. Munchkin was so good about being one of the big kids and going with the flow. Pearl required to be held the whole time.
After going to Mass. we got home and our cat Charlie had lost a lot of weight. He had tumors. He had lived into his teens and had a good life. We had to put him to sleep. It was a big loss for our family. Pearl didn’t really understand, Munchkin was hit harder.