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1st Grade: First Day 2016

As Jacqueline said to me this morning while tieing her own sneakers, “Well Dad, I guess we are officially first-graders now.” Yes you are. And off to school they go, beginning the 2016-17 school year. Time will again race by, but this moment we enjoy, and capture, only to look back on it and wonder where the time went.

They couldn’t wait to get on the bus. Theodore told me last night, “Dad I am not excited for school, I just can’t stop thinking about it.” This morning he asked my wife and I if they could walk down to the bus on their own after today. We said one, or both of us, will get them on the bus each day, to which he replied, “Maybe in second grade, or at least when we are 8.”

As for today it was Dad, Mom, and the twins all at the bottom of the driveway, waiting for the bus. The rest is history.

1st grade we have each other

The twins are ready to take on First Grade. 

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Same bus. Same bus driver (they love Kami). Same route. Sometimes new beginnings are easier with some familiarity.

1st grade natural twins pose

They posed for the picture. Holding hands, well that just happened automatically. At least they have each other.

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“Come on Dad, let’s go!” Down the driveway we went to meet the bus. 1inawesomewonder (C) 2016.

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Twice the Love

Jacqueline decided that Theodore needed hugs and kisses before undertaking a diaper change. 2011. (C) 1inawesomewonder.

QCMOTC Goes Camping

Theodore and Jacqueline took a photo opp with Yogi. (C) 1inawesomewonder.

Theodore and Jacqueline took advantage of a photo opp with Yogi. (C) 1inawesomewonder.

Welcome to Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Ashland, NH. This campground sits right on the banks of the Pemigewasset River.

A panorama shot of our campsite in the foreground. (C) 1inawesomewonder.

A panorama shot of our campsite in the foreground. (C) 1inawesomewonder.

Thanks to the Queen City Mothers of Twins Club for a wonderful camping weekend along the banks of the Pemigewasset River. Thank you to the folks within the club that set this weekend in motion. Thank you for all of the planning, and thoughtful care to make this a pleasurable experience for the families and friends that made their way to the campground.

Theodore enjoying the watering hole on the river's' edge, that he and several other twin friends enjoying excavating by hand. (C) 1inawesomewonder.

Theodore enjoying the watering hole on the river’s’ edge, that he and several other twin friends enjoying excavating by hand. (C) 1inawesomewonder.

The weekend was a blast! There were all kinds of activities for the kids to participate in. Our group set up a projector so the kids had some movies to watch while enjoying warm summer weather under the stars.

Yes, we had a lot of twins in camp. This was an attempt to get all the twins into a group photo. (C) 1inawesomewonder.

Yes, we had a lot of twins in camp. This was an attempt to get all the twins into a group photo. (C) 1inawesomewonder.

All in all, the weekend was great. Saturday night and Sunday morning, the QCMOTC provided meals to the group. In talking with one member of the board, I was told that there were some 16 families with twins at the campground for the weekend. That’s a lot of twins! The club also subsidized the cost of the camping fees for the weekend. I know that our family had a great time and didn’t want to leave. It was a time to reconnect with old friends, renew acquaintances, and make new friends. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you to the Queen City Mothers of Twins Club, and also to  Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park.

Class of 2028

Today, the twins (now 6 years old all of a sudden) graduated from kindergarten. There was a short celebration event outside the school in the 87 F heat.

The kids, separated into their three different class groups, and walked in a procession to the front of the seating area. They sang some songs, received their certificates, and listened to some remarks, all after we all pledged allegiance to the flag. Listening to myself recite the words to the pledge made me think of many stories that have made recent headlines around the globe. I will leave it at that for now. The ceremony was brief and it was adorable.  Continue reading

Deal Me In

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Theodore is playing a kids card game with four of his best stuffed animal friends. (C) 1inawesomewonder

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How about a game of Rook with his faithful pal, Rusty? Theodore did report that Rusty had done very well in this game. (C) 1inawesomewonder

Morning at Home

School vacation week is done. Now, it’s back to our mornings together at home. Today we thought of Grampy and shared a hug so we could lift each other up. I love these two, and we really miss Grampy. #twoweeksagotoday

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Daddy and the twins.

Twins Unwind

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Comfortable in their own skin, but would rather be closer than further apart.

The twins and I had a little bit of down time after school. We all stayed close together though.