Friday, August 29, 2014

First Day of First Grade

This week, the girls started first grade. We didn't find out who the girls teacher was until five days before school started. Thursday night before school started to meet the teacher. Grandma and Papa were visiting, so they got to meet the teachers! I was glad they were there and could reassure me the girls had great teachers. Both girls have a teacher that I think will fit their personality well.

The Saturday before school started, the girls laid out their clothes and got their backpacks ready. Making sure that everything was in their bag that needed to be. Gracie needed her "lucky monkey" key chain to help her not be scared. By the end of the night, they had their name tag, a bottle of hand sanitizer and a lucky monkey hanging off their bags.

Sunday was the big Back to School Sunday at church. The bounce houses and breakfast where good but the highlight of the day was the annual Blessing of the Backpacks! The girls look forward to going up front, being prayed over and getting their backpack tag. As soon as they got back to their seat, we had to put it on the bag. That night, they had a hard time going to sleep. They were anxious and excited. Gracie was particularly concerned.

Getting ready to go!
Monday morning came, Gracie was awake at 6:00 a.m. ready for her day. She was really excited to go back to school. Both girls were ready to get dressed, eat breakfast and brush their teeth. We were out the door early to be able to park and walk the girls into school.

Crazy girls!
We first dropped off Gracie and then Lizzie. Both girls did great! They sat down and were ready to go. 

Outside of school

Gracie in her class

Finding her cubby

Lizzie and her cubby

Lizzie at her desk

They have had a great week! They are excited to be big first graders!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Busy Busy

It's been a while since I have posted. We have been busy between work and the girls camps. The girls went to a cooking camp, music camp, spent time with Nana, spent time with Grandma and Papa, and time at home. The summer has flown by and school starts again next week.
At the doctor getting Lizzie's finger checked

Cooking Camp
So silly
Lots of skating
VBS number 3 for the summer
So much fun
Picking up the girls from Grandma and Papa
Watching daddy play hockey
Playing in the fountain
More fun


Gracie is off!

Daddy loves skating with his girls
It's been really fun and great summer! I'm not ready for school to start!