Monday, August 31, 2009

First Day of Dance

How fun that dance has begun again. This will be Hallie's third year, but it was Maggie's first day. They were both very excited and had a great time! Maggie was so proud of herself and reported that she did everything the teacher told her just right!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pretty dresses Little Curls, Oh thank heaven for little girls!

Lucky for us, we found out that we will be having two more sweet, precious baby girls! We have created a mold that has yet to be broken! While we are surprised that we have gone 5 for 5, we are so excited to have these girlies join our family. As President Gordon B. Hinckley (former prophet of the LDS church) said, “Of all the creations of the Almighty, there is none more beautiful, none more inspiring than a lovely daughter of God." How lucky for us to have the opportunity to raise 5 of them! We have been inspired by the "make-up room " in a good friend's house and will welcome any suggestions as to how to make a house with 5 girls run smoothly! Aaron is handling the news exceptionally well and is planning how he will intercept my attempts to make dancers out of them. He is working on plans for volleyball, basketball and fishing. Lucky for him, the three we have are not the least bit squeamish and have had many a pet frog, cricket, potato bug- whatever they can find! So, there you have it. Two more girls, and we are thrilled!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Kindergarten Girl!

I cannot believe it, but my baby started Kindergarten! She was so excited, she could hardly wait. She told me that she didn't need me to walk into school with her, she already knew how to get to her class, etc., but I told her that all the moms walk in with their kids on the first day and I really wanted to walk her in today. She reluctantly agreed and in we went. Maggie was so excited, too and wanted to walk in with us. So we all went in and waited outside Hallie's classroom. Hallie was bopping around, talking about school and getting so excited and then all of a sudden, she buried her head into my legs and said that she didn't want to go. She wanted to go home with me and Maggie. She started to cry and I felt so bad. I didn't want her to be scared, or to be sad, but she was. I wasn't prepared for it b/c she had been so happy all along. I held strong for her and sent her in drying her tears. When I walked out of the building, I lost it. I was sad for her. I was sad that she was growing up and that she had to be somewhere where she was nervous and scared and I couldn't be there to reassure her. Luckily when I picked her up, she was all smiles and couldn't wait to tell me all about her day. She even wanted to go back the next day. Today, on her third day, is the day that I have been sad. She is gone for such a long time and I really miss her. Today I wish she was three and we had all of the time in the word together. But, I, too will put on my brave face and be happy that she has such great opportunities. To my sweet Hallie . . . . I love you!

A reporter from the newspaper was there and caught this picture of Hallie. This was right about the moment that she was getting sad. It turned out to be in the paper yesterday! Hallie was so excited about it and couldn't wait to show it to everyone. What a great thing to have to remember the emotions of that first day!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Hallie's Hair

I can't believe we did it, but we cut Hallie's hair. We love it and think it makes her look so much older! It is her big girl, kindergarten hair cut and she can't stop playing with it. Anyway, just wanted to share!


We decided last minute to take a little trip to Nauvoo a few weeks ago. It was really fun and the girls had a great time. Aaron and I made it to the temple and we all watched the Joseph Smith pageant. We love being so close and having the chance to visit such a historic and sacred place every so often!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Thank You

Thank you to our moms for all of their help and to all of my friends that have pitched in and done so much. Just wanted to thank you all. The update is that the situation is improving and the babies are well! Thank you, thank you, thank you!