Monday, August 30, 2010

Bella's First Day Of Kindergarten

Today was Bella's first "real" day of school. Last week she met the teacher and stayed for an hour and the rest of the week was for testing.

I wanted to write down exactly how she was when she came home in case I some day forget.

I picked her up at school and when we got back in the car she said she didn't want to talk about school.

I asked her if she had fun at recess and she said "recess was only this much(showing her hands very close together) we hardly got to play. All we did was work and work. I don't want to go back!!

When we got home she went straight to her room and cried.

Finally I was able to give her hugs and she agreed to watch a movie. I offered her an ice cream cone and she said "do we have sprinkles?". Of course we do!! Anything to make her happy after such a hard day!

45 minutes later she's now downstairs with Claire watching a movie and cuddled up with a blanket.

I wish I could hold her forever!

Oh man how I love that little girl!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pretty Funny

I've said it before but I love a good comedian! I've never been a huge Jimmy Fallon fan but after seeing this I totally am. It's best to listen and not watch. His impressions are dead on! You;ll think it's the real person.

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Magic School Bus

After picking out her 1st day of school outfit, down to the days of the week under ware (Monday of course), and a Fathers blessing, I reminded Bella about the magic school bus.
We had heard stories (thanks Jami) and I wanted to prepare her just in case it made a stop at our house.
And sure enough this morning we heard a loud knock at the door. When Bella opened it she found a delivery from the magic school bus!!! And man was she excited!!! (good thing we we got it on video).
There was a nice note on top of the bag and inside the bag there was lots of fun stuff.
A pack of lip smackers chap stick "for when you meet a new chap". A bag of Hershey's hugs and kisses "in case you need some hugs and kisses". Some smarties and nerds because "being smart doesn't mean you're a nerd". And my personal favorite tissue with a note that said "in case you miss your mom". Although she has afternoon kindergarten she was still dressed and ready by 7:30am and had her backpack ready by 8:30am. When I said I wanted to get a picture she struck this pose.
Watching her be so excited is making this day a little easier for me. But the true test will be after I drop her off.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cry Baby

I'm so emotional today. I feel like I might start to cry at any given moment.
I just can't believe that my little girl is starting Kindergarten!!
I feel like time is just going by way to fast. I mean wasn't I just rocking her to sleep in my arms yesterday?
I can't explain what I'm feeling and I guess all the parents out there know exactly what I'm trying to say.
On one hand I am so excited that my little girl is growing up and learning new things. But on the other hand I want to keep her young and safe with me forever.
I imagine this is how my parents felt. And even more how my Father in Heaven feels.
Going to school is BiG.
It means she's going to meet new people. Some who may not like her.
She'll make mistakes.
Her testimony will be tested.
And scariest of all, I won't be there to make everything better.
I guess all I can do is send her off with a big hug every day and be waiting with open arms when she comes home.
Again how my Father in Heaven must feel.
Oh Bella,
One day if you read this I hope you know how much I LOVE YOU!! And that you mean the world to me!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Summer 2010

I feel like this summer has gone by way too fast!
We've basically spent our days in the back yard playing on the slip n slide with friends and going to the children's museum. (buying that pass was the best idea).
When we weren't doing those 2 things we managed to have a little fun at the zoo, the rec center, boating, gymnastics, watching parades and fireworks, dance class, visiting with friends from out of town, and just hanging out!
What a great summer!
Now to get ready for school.

probably not the cleanest water, but they had fun At the rec center

All of us at the Zoo
Bella at Flips

watching the parade

twins with Sissy
slip n slide

probably one of my favorite pictures. Bella walking Claire to dance class

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tea Party

I took my girls to a fairy tea party at Gardener Village last weekend. They loved it! They came dressed up and were given fairies. There was also a place for their dolls to eat. Although my kids aren't really into dolls so they brought other stuffed animals. Claire brought mama and papa bear. She loved tryong on the hats they had for dress up.

Bella brought her dog. It was lots of fun watching her because she really got into it.
I think my favorite part of the whole thing was watching the girls pour tea and help their stuffed animals eat. So cute!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy Babies!

This is basically how these two look all the time.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Realtiy TV Rant

A few weeks ago Seth and I started watching "Last Comic Standing". We both love a good comedian and this show seemed to be great. But, as the weeks went on it became so obvious that this "reality" show was totally fixed.
I was so bugged!
Maybe I was naive to think it wasn't fake.
I really don't watch a lot of "reality shows", so I don't know much about them. Are they all fake? What makes a show a reality show?
Seth loves American Pickers and Pawn Stars on the History Channel. I've watched them and I've actually learned a lot. But, it seems unfair to call those shows "reality shows" and put them in the same bracket as "The real housewives of wherever".
I don't get it.
I know so many people love Jersey Shore. It's like a guilty pleasure or something, I guess. Since I've never seen it, I shouldn't judge, but I have seen interviews with the people on it and all I can say is, Are you kidding me? They're making more money in one year than we do and all they is "GTL". Did I say that right?
I've also never watched an episode of The Bachelor or the Bachelorette.
I hear they're addicting. Someone described it to me like watching a car crash. You want to turn away but you can't.
Believe me, I'm all for a guilty pleasure. (I can't get enough of Chelsea Lately).
But I don't get what's so great about watching people yell and fight. And hearing that bleep sound every time someone swears gets a little annoying.
It seems to take no talent or skill to be on some of these reality shows.
Am I missing something? Will someone please tell me what the deal is with all these reality shows and which ones are worth watching. I'm so confused.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Dinner Table

This is how my kids eat......
Claire with no pants and Bella with a leotard. Claire was so wiped out after church that she slept under the table