Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It was too quiet...


You always know that Makadee is up to no good when it is quiet in our house. As you can see, her adventure today was in Mommy's makeup. Isn't she beautiful! ;-) I had a really hard time not laughing at her. Oh well, at least it will clean up fairly easy.
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Monday, August 25, 2008

First Day of School!!


This may confuse a few of you, since in my last post I said Kirstee was starting Kindergarten. But after she had her Kindergarten assessments last Thursday, and lots of thought and consideration on the matter...Kirstee started 1st grade today!!! I still can't believe it, but it's true. She was sooo excited! We went on Friday and bought her a lunch box, since she now needed a lunch, and on Saturday she wanted me to pack her lunch. ;-) I am so proud of Kirstee, she is such an amazing girl. She continues to teach us more than we teach her.

As for Makadee, she had to hurry and get dressed, find her backpack, wanted food in her backpack like Kirstee and had to have her picture taken too. She thought for sure that she was going to school too. It was so sad! She wants so much to be big like her sister. Starting Wednesday she will be going to daycare in the mornings while I work and I hope that satisfies her enough.

Here is Kirstee with her new teacher, Ms. Leddingham. She is a new intern, but we have great faith that she will be wonderful! We learned that she is from Mt Pleasant, and is still living there, so she makes quite the commute everyday. I talked to her after school today, and she said Kirstee had no problems. She fit right in with the rest of her class. Kirstee is excited to have her friend Savanna in their with her. But most of all, she loves to play with her cousin October at Reccess! Good Luck Kirstee!!
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Going back to school...

As we get close to sending Kirstee to school for Kindergarten, I have exciting news!! I am finally going back to school myself. I am so excited and can't wait to get started. I just received my acceptance letter from UVU. I am going to get my associates in Art and Visual Communication with an emphasis in Photography. AKA I will be a photographer in the end. :) I am very excited and nervous, it has been a long time since I went to school! I will start back in January, CJ says I better start saving my pennies, lol. I can't believe how much it costs!! But penny saving I am doing. UVU here I come!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Swimming Lessons

Kirstee had the opportunity to take swimming lessons this year. She was also lucky to get to be in the same class as her cousin October. Actually all but 2 (Makadee and Trevor) of the Rusthon grandkids that live in Payson go at the same time. It is fun to get to watch all of them.

I have been very excited to see Kirstee progress as well as she has. She had a hard time putting her whole head under the water. She can now do "bobs" as she calls them and get her whole head wet. She is also learning to float on her stomache and her back.

Taking her to the pool is a whole new experience now. We went last night with Grandma Woodcox's ward and I actually got a little nervous with her. She used to be so afraid of the water that she wouldn't wander off on her own. Not the case last night! I kept having to find her and remind her I need to know where she is. I am so glad she is finally gaining confidence in being in the water.

As we were leaving this morning, Aunt Brianne told Makadee and Gavin to hold hands so we wouldn't lose them. It was so cute the way they were walking together. I couldn't resist the urge to take a picture. Makadee has been very mad at me since she doesn't get to do lessons this year. But she is surviving.

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