Saturday, August 22, 2009

Girls With Curls...

I have many fond memories of going to bed at night with my hair tightly rolled up in pink sponge rollers. I can think of many pictures with my hair in tight curls. I bought some sponge rollers a few years back and when Rachel was in kindergarten, I first used them on her. She loved her new curly look! Well, with moving and building a new house, the rollers were packed away and forgotten about.

Last week, Rachel started talking about them again and asked when we could roll her hair up again. So, this past Sunday night I rolled up both her and Rebekah's hair in the sponge rollers. Rebekah was a little unsure about it all, but went along with it because she likes doing whatever her big sister is doing.

Rachel's hair is really thick like her momma's hair. Rebekah has really fine hair. They both curled up really good, but Rebekah's didn't last very long. Rachel's lasted most of the day on Monday. I forgot to take pictures of their hair rolled up, but here are some of the after shots!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Rebekah's First Day of Pre-K

Today was Rebekah's first day of Pre-K. She was so excited to leave this morning. She was disappointed when she learned that Rachel would be dropped off first. She wanted to go first! Included in our tuition is both breakfast and lunch. She could not wait to eat breakfast at school. She did however, want to take her lunch from home. We woke up this morning to rain, so we didn't get to take her pictures outside, like we did for Rachel's.

And did you notice her great new haircut? She has been wanting her hair short for a while now. I think her hair looks better shorter since it is so thin and fine. I think it looks like it has a lot more life to it now. She loves it. She likes to tell everyone that she got her hair cut short. She says, "I got my hair cut short like a girl, not short like a boy!" Too cute...

Is it time to leave yet?

She picked out her new backpack and lunch box. She wanted Hello Kitty for both. She has never really been into Hello Kitty before, so this surprised me a little. She does however love cats, so maybe that is why she was drawn to it.

Is it time to go NOW???? :)

This is Rebekah's cubbie in her classroom. She has a hook to hang her backpack on and a shelf spot for her lunch box. She is standing directly in front of hers and where is her name is.

Here is Rebekah with her teacher, Mrs. Spaulding. For a while before school started, we were working with her to help her remember her new teacher's name. She couldn't say "Spaulding" and instead would say, "Mrs. Bottoms" - Cute again!

Rebekah is with Mrs. Hoover, her teacher's helper in the classroom.

Our very first circle time. Mrs. Spaulding was explaining how they had to be really quiet and sneaky in the hallway when they went to breakfast.

The girl in pink next to Rebekah is Jenna. She is a friend that Rachel and Rebekah met in their gymnastics class. We were excited to know there was a familiar face in her classroom. Rebekah lit up when Jenna got to class this morning. I also found out this morning that two other kids from our old school (Sherwood FBC MDO) are also in Rebekah's class!

Getting in line to go eat breakfast. We had been there for just a little while, probably too long. Rebekah was getting sadder by the minute. She wanted us to go eat breakfast with her and had a really sad, lonely look on her face. We finally said our good-byes and she went on to breakfast. Mrs. Spaulding said she had a great day and that she was very quiet. No surprise there, she is the quiet one!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Rachel's First Day of 2nd Grade

Today was Rachel's first day of second grade. I can't believe I'm the mom of a second grader! She was really excited this morning and ready to start this new year.

This past Monday night was the open house at Rachel's school. We were able to go and meet her new teacher. Her name is Mrs. Mitchell. She seems like a wonderful teacher. This is her first year to teach so she should be full of wonderful ideas and great enthusiasm. She was also recently married - a lot of firsts this year. Rachel was also excited to see that a few of her friends from last year are in her class this year. Her desk is among five other desks of all boys - something she wasn't excited about. We told her that I'm sure she will be moving around throughout the year and that this wasn't permanent.

Of course we picked out a new backpack and lunchbox. This year she chose a Littlest Pet Shop backpack and a Tinkerbell lunchbox.

She made this apple with a caterpillar on it for her teacher. It was made out of these foam thingies. Yeah, her creation didn't survive the car ride to school.

Here is Rachel standing outside her classroom. She is standing directly under the bus that has her name on it. She was excited to see that her new classroom was right across the hall from Mr. Patterson's room - the GT teacher. She is supposed to be tested after this first week and we'll know soon if she will be in the GT program this year.

Funny thing this morning. When we walked her into the classroom almost all of the students were already there and were sitting quietly, working at their desks. It was kind of odd seeing all of them being SO quiet! Rachel said her teacher kept bragging on them all day about how well they were behaving! Guess they were all a bit nervous! We can't wait to see all that she is going to be learning this year! Here is a picture of Rachel at her desk. She was excited about having her own desk this year. The past two years she has sat at a table with three other kids.

A shot of her first assignment! This is what everyone was so quietly working on!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Show Us Your Life...

Well, I'm participating in a Show Us Your Life feature on Kelly's blog.

Today it is wedding reception and honeymoon pictures. We were married almost ten years ago and that was before we went digital. I don't have many wedding/reception/honeymoon photos scanned in. I do have a few and I posted them this past December 4th on our ninth wedding anniversary. Click here to be taken to that post and see the pictures. We did go to Maui on our honeymoon and we are seriously looking into going back this year to celebrate our tenth anniversary! Believe me, if we do go back - I will have TONS and TONS of photos to share. Have a great weekend!!