Monday, August 27, 2012

First Day of School

Marielle started kindergarten today.  She took a quarter for milk, an empty backpack, and lots of butterflies swirling in her tummy.  When I woke her up, I whispered, "You can rest for a few minutes while you wake up."  But almost as soon as her eyes were open she said, "Oh boy.  First day of school" and shot out of bed to take her shower.  She was bursting with excitement all morning, and as her mom, I couldn't have been more proud watching her walk into her classroom.  She is such a great kid and I'll miss her while she's gone everyday, but I know she's ready to fly.
Ryan wouldn't have missed this drop off for anything.  Isn't it great dads are like that now?

These cuties got to tag-a-long too.

Guess whose the tallest in her class???

Can't you just feel the excitement in the air?  It's like being in line for the Ariel ride at Disneyland!

Bye sweet girl!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bonnet Banter

The girls convinced me to make them matching bonnets after they saw just how hip bonnets can be at the pioneer day picnic.  Surprisingly, the bonnets came out with minimal cost and stress since I used material from the swap shop and followed a step by step tutorial on YouTube.  I made them Sunday night and the next morning at breakfast the conversation went like this:

 Ryan:  Did you girls say thank you to mommy for your new bonnets?
Girls:  THANK YOU!!
Jenna:  My bonnet not BLUE, my bonnet pink!
Ryan:  Did you know God made a blue bonnet?
Jenna:  For HIM??!!