Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Hipps are back...

First of all, a sincere apology for the long absence... if there is anyone still out there after these two months or so of silence, thank you for your love! We love you too!
We've had a great summer. Lots of fun in the pool- swim lessons turned both kids into little fish!

Georgia is doing really great with her swimming! We can hardly keep her out of the water- she just takes off with minimal help. Good thing, since I have to keep both hands and eyes on her wild man little brother!

We, of course, spent some time playing in the sand and surf.These kids are turning into real beach babes!

But, mostly, we have done a lot of this...

and this...

and this! It has been "The Summer of the Kitchen". We have spent most every spare moment remodeling every inch of our kitchen, painting every surface of our walls, and maybe unpacking a few boxes. Yes, we are in our new house, and, yes, we are doing all of the work on it ourselves. The good- no, GREAT news is we are 85% done and should have a fully functioning kitchen in about a week!! That is really big news to someone who has been cooking in a microwave and washing dishes in the bathroom for two months! (More details to come ;)

But, as big as a finished kitchen is, the really big news in our house right now is this...

Oh, yes- bring on the reading, writing and arithmetic. Georgia is starting school tomorrow! She'll be going Monday, Wednesday and Friday, half days, and she is so very excited. She has told me repeatedly that SHE is going to school- mommy and Lincoln have to stay at home. SHE will take HER keys and drive HERSELF to school. She will take HER backpack and snack bag to HER school. She will listen to her teachers and play with her friends. And mommy and Lincoln will stay home. Lincoln is not big enough for school and mommy has to stay home with him. Daddy will go to work. And SHE will go to school.
Let's just say she's very ready for this big day! :)

Big day tomorrow- I promise we'll be back soon!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Wow...you all have come a long way with the new house...I can't wait to see it in person. Georgia I hope your first day of school was a great one. I love your book bag.