Monday, August 22, 2011

Off to Kindergarten!

First, I would like to start out with the "after school" picture, because it makes me so happy that she looked like this when I picked her up versus
This when we were going to school this morning:
She was SO nervous.  She hardly ate anything:
Until I finally got her to request something...and when I made everything she asked for I got this:
Of course, you know who, was happy to eat her mega-breakfast this morning with her big sister: 
Then we packed her big-girl backpack with:

This is the outside of her new lunch kit that fits inside her lunch was plain so I jazzed it up with some paint pens:
Then we filled it with (left) pretzels and rolled up cheese and turkey bites that I put on a swizzle stick.On the right side we had an egg, grapes, and a trailmix dessert of marshmallows and chocolate chips.  She requested all but the grapes, and ate all but the grapes:)

Then we added her snack for snacktime...I totally saw this on Pinterest and HAD to make it for her first day of school snack:

It was a little snack baggie of goldfish, marshmallows and craisons.  I had Kyndall make her own "butterfly" out of the clothespin and we clipped it fancy like this!

After that the whole family walked to school!
Even Daddy came with us....have I mentioned what a wonderful, amazing Dad Jim is on here yet, well he is and we are so blessed!!! 
This was us dropping K off at her classroom door:

Then she found her seat and started working right away:

She is so precious!!  Check out how hers turned out when she got home:

Here is the other paper she came home with...a self portrait of her on her first day of Kindergarten:

How cute that she got her purple shirt and her denim blue skirt right!!  She gave herself quite a hair cut though:)  The rainbow lines are where the kids sat at group time...she said that she sat on the yellow line.

After dropping her off, Avery and I went to the library to eat breakfast with the other Kindergarten was called the "boohoo, yahoo breakfast".  I even met a few new friends!  One lady has a little girl in Kyndall's class, so that was nice.  Then for the rest of the day I checked the clock every 10 minutes and left at 2:30 to drive up the street to the school to pick Kyndall gets out at Avery and I waited in the car for 20 minutes before Kyndall was released:)  What can I say, I was SO ANXIOUS just to see her face!  I didn't really get emotional until I was sitting there waiting, just wanting to see her smile and come out happy and okay.

So, you know I was happy when she came to the car with a HUGE smile on her face ready to tell me about her day!  You better believe Avery was happy to see her too:)  I was so glad she had a great day that I made her re-pose in front of the door and took a pic since she was so happy!!

Success!!  Here is the interview I gave her after school:
What School do you go to?  Mooneyham Elementary
What grade are you in?  1st grade, no Kindergarten
Who is your teacher?  Carboni, or Boney-car, no it's Carboni
How old is your teacher? 7?
Who are some of the new friends you met? Kate, Olivia-a different Olivia that the one who I went to her birthday, and Josie
What did you learn about today?  I learned about being nice and kind
What do you think you will learn about tomorrow? About Jesus (melt a Mom's heart...I wish you were learning about Jesus there:)
What was the BEST part of your day?  Learning on the computer
What was the WORST part of your day?  Playing on the Playground because I didn't really want to play on the playground.  They didn't even have any swings.
Do you want to go back tomorrow? YES!!!

And, she wants to "buy her lunch" tomorrow.  She is so sweet, she said, "Oh, I really like your lunch Mommy, but I think I want to try the line tomorrow".  So I put some money in her account and can't wait to see what she wants to do on Wednesday!  It was a bittersweet day today, but I am so thankful the Lord put her in Miss Carboni's class and she LOVES school (so far) and LOVES Miss Carboni!! 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Kindergarten Meet the Teacher

It is official.....Kyndall went to "Meet the Teacher" Kindergarten Orientation tonight and is ready for the year!  She was super excited to wear her Fedora hat:

Outside of the school, but promptly removed it as we went inside.  Oh well, that is probably the "good manners" thing to do anyway right?

Avery, however, was ready to try it on for herself.....  
They were both VERY well behaved during this rather long orientation. First, we went inside the cafeteria and they told us EVERYTHING we need to know about Kindergarten, lunch, drop off, pick up and behavior expectations. During the long explanation, they took all the "future" kindergarteners out of the room for a little game and short movie. I couldn't believe my Kyndall, who freaks out leaving us in new situations, just walked right on out with all the other kiddos and then came back to us with no problem! Whew, I think she really might be ready for this...

Next, we went to her classroom to bring our supplies and meet her teacher, Miss Carboni.  She was SUPER nice and had a Minnie Mouse voice.  I have prayed all summer that God would put her with the perfect teacher to meet her needs and help her to feel comfortable and love school, and so far it looks good friends...

Here is Kyndall meeting her for the first time: 
And here they are being so nice to pose for me to take the ever popular "1st pic with my new teacher"....

Doesn't Kyndall look super happy here?  You would think she was forced to take the pic, but she actually went over there and stood nicely....oh well, we'll laugh about this later!!  Or now, I kind of laughed now:) 

Her first day is officially Monday and I THINK we are all ready.....More updates to come!!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

It's Waddle Time...

Oh yea....that's me....just starting out my 3rd Trimester.  I am officially 29 weeks pregnant, 20 lbs heavier, and I think Emery is LITERALLY trying to break out.  She is moving around like crazy (even as I type)....which is good so keep up the gymnastics kiddo!!!  Let's see, my Siadic Nerve (if you don't know what that is, lucky you) is killing I am waddling already...seriously, it is kind of funny.  I am anemic so I have to take iron pills and I can't get enough milk, snicker bars, and bananas...ha!  I had a sonogram and Emery was measuring 3 lbs when she is supposed to be 2 1/4...hmm gonna be a big one again folks:)  Kyndall was 7lbs 15 oz, and Avery was a whopping 9lb 4 oz little chub.  I wouldn't have it any other way.  9 weeks left ya'll...wish me luck!!

In other news, my big girls are doing great.  Playing with friends, playing with each other and just finishing off the summer in style.  I will be posting some fun pics of them soon, because Kyndall has Meet the Teacher night on Thurs. night so she can meet her Kindergarten teacher...WHAT!!!....that is right...she is going to Kindergarten, and I have a feeling that my pregnant self is going to be shedding some tears.  Where did the time go??  Well, I thank God every day that I am and was able to stay home with her and my other girls so I could soak up every second of their lives until I send them to school. 

Kyndall and I went shopping for back to school clothes (and got Avery some too, but she isn't quite ready for shopping yet) at The Children's Place on Sunday after church.  Kyndall HAD to have THIS purple fedora hat:

To go with her new outfit.  She wants to wear it to Meet the Teacher....let's see if she does.  She looks absolutely DARLING in it.  She is my fashionista!!  Avery has some matchy-matchy outfits to go along with Kyndall.  Check the blog on Friday for a rundown on the fun night!!

Now, I am going to bed and putting my feet up so they won't swell up on me:)