Our Family Summer 2018

Our summer began with back to back birthday celebrations, and ended with some quality time with both sides of our extended family. Both sets of twins had birthday pool parties at our home on consecutive weekends. We enjoyed summer day camp where I was able to drop all four kids off in the same place for 7 weeks before DJ and MJ start elementary school, and JJ and AJ move on to middle school. I think I was more excited about that than the kids were. Next, we had a family reunion with Josh’s side of the family in upstate New York. Finally, we went on a Caribbean cruise and brought along my newly retired parents. It was an enjoyable summer, and now we are looking forward to the next big challenges…kindergarten and 6th grade!

Summer 2017

Today is the last day of summer for us.  Tomorrow, AJ and JJ start 5th grade, and DJ and MJ start Pre-K.

In the aftermath of our wedding this spring, we had a busy summer filled with birthdays, family trips, and even a short honeymoon!

Picture Day

Since AJ and JJ were born, we have taken family photos periodically on birthdays and holidays.  With the addition of DJ and MJ, these photos have become increasingly challenging to stage because of the number of moving parts.

Last week we had our photo session and I was initially displeased because of how restless MJ was throughout the shoot.  Somehow, the photographer managed to capture a couple moments of relative cooperation.  Of course the beauty of our children won me over and now I love the photos.

Looking over the last few family portraits I am struck by how much the kids have grown over the last couple years!