Monday, August 10, 2009


Well I think I say this every year, but I can't believe our little baby girl is now a 2nd grader!! She is getting so grown up and this year she didn't even want me to walk her in the first day--to that I said, "Sorry, I'm walking you in and taking pictures of you by your desk until you are in Jr. High!!!" Her attitude about all that did change when we drove into the parking lot and saw EVERY parent walking their child in. She walked in great, we walked her to her classroom, took a pic, helped her get started, got hugs and left. No tears (from us, the parents--she's never cried going into school) When she got in the car after school she said she had a great day and that everything went good. She did tell me that 2nd grade teachers do not like to repeat themselves. I asked her how she knew this and she said--starting with "I wasn't talking, BUT my group got in trouble for talking--but it wasn't me mom" I'm not so sure about that, but I'm glad she knows she can't get away with it too much in 2nd grade!!

Emma getting ready to go to school.

Ty did not want to be left out of the pictures, so we let him be in one
Emma in front of our apartment.
Emma at her new desk in Mrs. Smith's Class.

Roller Skating

Well one of the last things I took the kids to do before school started was ROLLER SKATING!!! It took me back about 15 years to the Big Wheel Skate in Arlington!! We had a blast and no broken bones. The kids were both super determined to do it all on their own and they did great! We had a blast and now they are both asking for skates for Christmas!