Wednesday, August 18, 2010

First Day of 1st Grade

Here is my absolutely adorable first grader the morning of her first day of school, can you tell she is so excited. Since we moved from Texas where she was in all day Kindergarten she has been looking forward to going into first grade here in Utah, since Kindergarten here was 1/2 day. She missed recess and lunch time, hot lunch in particular. Ethan, Caitlyn, Preston and I walk Jocelyn all the way to her class and then waited patiently at home until it was time to pick her up. It was really nice to have such a calm home with her at school, I think she has been going stir crazy with my limited mobility this summer.

After school the verdict was in... she had a great first day. She has a few friends from her kindergarten class in her class this year and she was able to play with her other two best friends during recess. When I asked her what her favorite part of the day was she replied recess (of course what child won't love that). She likes her teacher and can't wait until we put some money in her lunch account so she can get hot lunch.

Other than being a bit crabby in the evening she did great and is looking forward to going to school each day. YAY!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

1 Month old and a little R&R in PG

It is crazy to believe that a month has already past since Preston joined our family. I guess you could say we are so busy we don't even notice the days flying by. Preston is doing great! He is a champ at breastfeeding and is gain weight right and left. He is more alert during the day and is working on getting that little neck stronger. We love him to pieces!
Here are his 1 month stats:
weight: 6lbs. 5oz.
height: 19 1/4inches

We call Preston our little old man because for some crazy reason instead of getting a bald spot on the back of his head like most babies, he has a bald spot on top. Its a lot like a receding hair line. He is still absolutely precious though.

Since school starts on Wednesday, August 18th and the kiddos were going stir crazy being stuck at home all day with mom. We packed up the car and headed down to Pleasant Grove last Sunday to have one last who-rah before life get crazy between Elementary school, Preschool, a walking toddler and a nursing infant. It was intended to a be a rest & relax type of trip but I think the only one who really go that was Preston. Here are some photos of our little trip. I am sorry they are so grainy, I brought my camera but used my phone most of the time.
Here is our littlest Diva "K"
My Cute but very energetic and sometime mischievous "Jo" & "E"We went to the PG Pool one day and everyone loved it, even Preston. My kids really are fishes, they just love being in the water.
Oh, yes and we must not forget my 5th Child "Misha". She is such a funny dog.

All in All we are doing well. We miss Dave like crazy but are surviving without him for now. I am still adjusting to life with 4 kids and celebrate small things like bathing all of them on the same day or making a 30min trip to the store without losing anyone. We are so blessed and so so so so grateful for great family!!