Friday, May 27, 2011

So Long First Grade

First grade was a BIG year for Emmalee. I cannot even begin to recount all the things she learned, but the thing I know I am the most excited about is that Mrs. Fox took her from a capable (meaning I could do it if I wanted to) reader to an advanced reader. This kid READS things I could not imagine reading at that age. I am SO excited!!! She learned patience and how to deal with students who weren't always as attentive. She polished her writing skills and has the one trait of writing that is so very difficult to teach-voice. Hers comes naturally. She uses a lot of humor in her writing, as well as adventure, suspense, mystery, and on and on... She's good with math and counting money, as well as amazing with science and history. She's pretty well rounded at this point, which makes me very happy! Mrs. Fox was the most amazing teacher we could have dreamed for Emmalee to have, and we feel blessed that her experiences in school thus far have been so amazing. While I hate the thought of wishing her life away, I can hardly wait to see what second grade holds!

Emmalee on the morning of the last day of first grade

Being silly in her morning snapshot

A more serious pose

The last time I will be able to take a picture of her in front of the Dewey sign, as next year she heads on over to Field School for second grade!!!

We are SO proud of all she has accomplished and the little girl she is!!

Monday, May 23, 2011


We have a high school baby-sitter. Her name is Konner. She graduated this year. We are sad (especially Emmalee and Tori). We are REALLY going to miss her. Here she is.

Emmalee, Tori, Konner, and Cale and Konner's graduation party.

and again...

We LOVE Konner!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Spring Celebration 2011

Tori's preschool had a Spring Celebration at the end of the school year. Each "grade" level of preschoolers put on a little show, and then there were cookies and punch afterwards. It was so great to watch Tori perform. She has learned so much this year and turned into such a sweet (slightly sassy) little girl who has really grown up so much this past year.

Tori in her classroom in the dress SHE picked out to wear.

Coming on the stage with Mister Chelle (Miss Rochelle)

The entire Primary Preschool Class

Tori singing one of her songs standing next to Chloe and Kaitlyn

Tori and Mister Chelle after the program

Tori with Miss Heidi (her teacher). Tori wants to be a doctor when she grows up!!

Tori and her buddy Koby after the program

Tori next to some of her artwork after the program

We can't wait to see what she learns next year!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Three Months

At three months you:

*sleep through the night (hallelujah!!!)

*giggle out loud

*smile with your whole face (and all the time)

*still love to sleep on your tummy

*makes lots of fun sounds

*LOVE your big sisters with your whole heart

*love to play with your hands

*finally learned to enjoy the swing

*make Mommy and Daddy so very happy

We LOVE watching you grow and learn new things. We can't wait to see what's ahead!