Sunday, August 29, 2010

first week of school complete....Ellie updates....

The 1st week of school has been completed successfully! Well, if you don't count the fact that Gracie threw up & ran fever about an hour after we got home on Friday, but she's good now! kids & sickness....ugh!

Anyway, both girls are HAPPY, and that's important. I love hearing Gracie talk excitedly about the 5th grade programs she thinks she'll be able to participate in, and happily decorating her Science & Math journals. She gets to see her school BFF at recess and is talking about other girls in her class she hangs out with. She likes both of her teachers, so 5th grade, so far, gets a gold star!

Katie likes 1st grade as well and has been very happy getting up in the mornings. So far, she says she still likes Kinder better though. I think 1st grade probably seems like more work than Kinder, but she's happy so all is good!

After I picked them up the first day, we headed to get Katie's allergy shot (fun, fun) but then I treated them to "Ooh La La!" Now that IS fun!

Gracie talked to her daddy on the phone, telling him about her day.

I feel like Ellie has been getting ignored a bit on the blog lately. She is such a fun 2 year old! She is talking constantly and quite clearly which is so fun to listen to. She is just such a doll! She starts her little preschool program tomorrow, and I know she'll have a good time with that. I will use the time she's there to volunteer at G&K's school and also to do my one day a week in the office work at church. I'm going to try to step up my volunteering a notch this year at school...try to help the teachers more...I'm feeling the 'call' to do it!

One day last week, I took some pictures of our sweet Ellie as she played. She is really pretty good at playing independently. If her sisters are here, she's not as good b/c she wants to play with them, but if it's just the 2 of us, she does pretty well.

For awhile, I have wanted to have a "pretty" area in my bathroom with makeup, perfume, etc. When we were looking for a house, I wanted an area with the little makeup area where you could put a chair. Our bathroom ended up not having that particular type of area, but I do have some makeup, jewelry, etc. set out. A lot of times, when Ellie sees me putting on my makeup, she wants to be "pitty," too. It's so sweet! I use my makeup brush to put a little powder on her (mainly just brushing the empty brush on her!) but she wants to do it herself. I'm really out of powder right now, so I'll let her play with the brush and the empty powder container. She has fun and is so sweet!

Today, she even had fun helping Katie be "pitty," too!

I love having little girls!

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