June was a
pretty crazy month. We had so many firsts happening for us.
It started with Buzz learning how to ride his bike!! It
took a little convincing him that he can do it. Then after the
mental hurdle, he picked it up in just two lessons. He first rode
all by himself when we took him to UCSB, one of the most bike-friendly
campuses around. Then he rode comfortably at his future high
school, around the school gym. Then, on June 18, Buzz had his
very first graduation ever! He graduated from pre-school and the
school put on a lovely graduation ceremony that is worthy of a high
school production! The kids perfomed four songs and a play, The
Three Little Pigs. Buzz played the starring role of the big bad
wolf. I regretfully did not bring any tissues to the graduation,
a mistake I will never make again. I hung up his very first
diploma on our wall at home, along with all of our diplomas. Then
there was Father's Day. Both Buzz and Ahgoo performed songs at
school for all the fathers. We're especially proud of Ahgoo, she
sang two songs, one of them was "Take Me Out to the Ball Game", and was
the only one in her class to actually sing! The month ended with
Ahgoo going to her very first swim class. In between all of that
we attended a friend's son's high school graduation party at the Western Museum of Flight
and a fancy birthday party at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
I'm torn between living life and documenting life. If I spend too
much time worrying about getting a picture I miss being in the moment
with my family. But if I don't take any pictures, I tend to
regret it a day later because I'll worry that I won't remember the
moment. I'm still learning how to balance the two. I think
for the most part, I'm taking pictures less often in our daily lives.
During more significant events, such as birthday parties or
trips, I'm being more selective with the pictures I take. We'll
see how my live-document balance goes. :-) I'm also still working
on figuring out work-life balance...