Thursday, August 9, 2012

First Day of School

We have been on the count down for the girls to start school and I can't believe the day finally came way to quickly!
Where is time going?  Abigail has been looking forward to starting preschool since the day she turned 3.  She absolutely loved it and the first thing she said when I picked her up was, "I want to go to preschool everyday!"  Thank goodness it is just Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-10:30.  I miss her so much when she's gone!
  Grandma has a fun tradition she started.  She takes the granddaughters who are going into kindergarten or up to get a manicure and pedicure.  So, a few days before school started Gracie went with Grandma on a special date to get her nails done for the first time and LOVED every minute of it.  She chose a neon pick color with sparkles and flowers.  Thanks Grandma for this fun tradition. 
 The night before school we went out to frozen yogurt and when we came back the "School Fairy" had come.  She brought the girls special things they may need for school. 
 The morning of kindergarten Gracie couldn't have been any happier.  She came into my room at 6:30 saying, "Mommy, I get to go to kindergarten today".  After snuggling for a little bit we went downstairs and ate breakfast together before Abigail woke up.  She got all ready and even wore her backpack while she brushed her teeth and while she waited until it was time to go.  It's so nice that her Elementary school is just right across the street making it convenient to walk.  She was smiles the whole way there!
Grace is in the "early bird" class with Mrs. Provencher and goes from 8:05-11:55.  I pick her up from the lunch room.  I was so happy to see her sitting there with her friends and as happy as could be.  The first thing she said to me was, "Mommy I want to stay longer, and when do I get to come back?"  I loved hearing in detail all about her day.  She told me she got to introduce herself, she sat on the purple square on the carpet, they did hand prints --and the teacher didn't even notice her wart on her hand :), they read Pete The Cat, a boy got a bloody nose, she played at recess, the teacher gave her 3 jelly beans, she got to put a sticker on her flower, a girl gave her a special flower to wear in her hair but she lost it, everyone in her class has a character backpack and she was the only one with a heart backpack, but that was cool because she was different, and lots more.  I'm sooooo happy she loves school and had such a great first day.  I have to admit I was very nervous for her and even parked my car and "spied" on her during recess to make sure she was ok.  Good job Gracie Girl for being such a big girl on your first day of kindergarten!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Summer Consisted Of...


Sunday, August 5, 2012


We were able to visit Texas this summer for a whole week and had lots of fun!  This was the first time in over 2 years that everyone was together...Nana and Pop, 5 couples, and 19 grandchildren. Activities consisted of...
Family Pictures
 Sleep Overs
We loved having "sleep overs" every night with the Golds.  Since the two of our families were the only "out of towners" we got to stay together at Nana and Pop's house.  Ali (4) was the perfect playmate for Grace and Abigail and the all got along so well.  Cooper (1) and Olivia were good playmates and Spencer and Andrew were good playmates for Ben. 
Amazing Jakes
Lots of good food and treats Nana made
 Grandkid Olympics
Pop put together a fun day full of different "events" for the kids: water games, wii dancing competition, swimming, balloon toss, and lots more. 
 A Fun evening at the Labrum's fishing
Thanks Nana and Pop for a fun week that went by way too fast!