Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Trent's Smile

Trent is very excited about his "upgraded" smile. Dr. D did some fill-in work on his front teeth yesterday and now Trent has 2 regular looking front teeth. The orthodontist is still trying to figure out the next step.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Ella's First Day of Preschool!

Today was Ella's 1st day of preschool! She was very excited about going this morning and talked the entire way to the school. However, when we arrived she got nervous and I had to leave her crying for Mommy. When I went to pick her up Mrs. Laura said she had a good day but didn't interact a lot. She was quiet most of the day, sat back, and took in all that was going on. Hopefully it won't take too long for her to get comfortable with the other kids in her class and make friends. The only things she really told us about the day were that one of the little boys had a bloody nose and that she got to eat 2 snacks today. I'm hoping that tomorrow she will at least be able to remember what she ate for lunch! :-)

Here are a couple of pictures from this morning.

Sorry this one is so dark. Our tradition is to measure the kids on the back of the laundry room door at the beginning of the school year, at Trent's birthday, and at the end of the school year/Ella's birthday (Ella's birthday is so close to the end of school that we combine those together). For some reason Ella wasn't measured at her birthday so the last mark is from January. It's hard to see but Ella has grown almost 2 inches in the past 8 months.

This is Ella's very excited picture!

This is Ella's cute picture to make Mommy happy.

This is the only picture Ella was worried about getting...the picture with her bookbag of course!

And a picture so you can see what Ella's pink book bag looks like. I know it's looks a bit big but it had to be big enough to carry her folder back and forth to school. Anybody want to guess what color folder is inside the book bag????? I bet it's PINK!!

Well, Ella wasn't the only one to go to school today. Mommy started her Work Week today and I'm exhausted so it's off to bed for me!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

What Ella Learned to Do Today!

Ella's been working on this all week. She's just watched Trent, caught on, and surprised us in the middle of Play-It-Again Sports this morning. I'm amazed that a 4-year-old can do this!

Now if we can just get her to catch on that fast when we start teaching her to tie her shoes!

Friday, August 15, 2008

A Day with Amanda

Today we had fun with our friend Amanda. Amanda and her mom, Natalie, came into town yesterday. Natalie has a lot on her plate right now since Edgar's surgery at the end of July so we asked her if we could take Amanda for the day so she could have a little down time. Trent and Ella had a GREAT time! We ate lunch at Chuck E. Cheese then came home to bake and decorate cookies. After making cookies we played outside for a little while until it began to thunder.

The kids got into the dress-up box. I like to call this one SUPER AMANDA and JEDI TRENT.

Ella, Amanda, and Trent decorating cookies. hair was being pulled in this picture and it was not staged. I said "Smile for the picture" and this is what I got.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Myrtle Beach Trip 2008

We spent last week with the Aldersons at Myrtle Beach. Here are a few pictures of our time there. (sorry, they are not in the correct order)
Ella plays the 18th hole.

Stephanie and Ella getting ready to putt-putt.

Trent and Grant are ready!

Erika, Ella, Trent, and Grant

I took this after we had just climbed all the stairs to the top of the putt-putt course.

Ella must have won the hand

Erika on the board and Ella pushing.

We ate dinner at Margaritaville and Ella wanted me to take her picture with the parrot mask.

Broadway at the Beach

The car ride home

This is how Trent spent most of his time while at the ocean. He really loves his boogie board...thank you Pops and Purson!

Bill with Erika and John with Ella