This summer, Cullen and Simone hung out with Emily. From June - August, she drove them to tennis lessons, swimming lessons and library playtimes. I think the three of them conquered all of the parks, pools and libraries in La Crosse. The kids had a blast (and I hope Emily did too)!
Then, before we knew it, the school year was upon us. Cullen is officially in Kindergarten. He was familiar with his teacher (our neighbor Harry had her last year so Cullen new she was alright). I didn't really dwell on this fact before the first day. But all of a sudden as I was saying goodbye, I almost broke down and cried. Cullen is at the best age. He loves his family (he thinks we are super cool and loves spending time with us). He is so eager to learn, eager to explore and eager to show affection. Sometimes Dirk and I wish we could freeze him at this age forever. But alas, every age has it's high points and growing up is what we are meant to do. Cullen Swanson was put on this Earth to be amazing. And we are honored to support him on his journey.
Miss Simone starts 4-year-old preschool this year. She is still at the YMCA daycare, but just moves onto the next room. She has already been asking to practice writing her "S's" and is pumped that her new room has books on tape. Cullen told her that her new teacher, "Miss Lisa", is groovy. This little one is also ready to conquer the world!