It is with total mixed emotions that I post these pictures! It seems like just yesterday I was holding her in my arms for the first time. Where has the time gone. She looked so grown up and pretty this morning. Her eyes were shinning and mostly confident with a trace of uncertainty of what this new adventure would hold for her. She was brave...only I, her mother, could see that small part of her that wasn't sure of things. My little girl...off to her first day of school!
Last night we had our special family dinner...Back to School Celebration. I made School pasta...shaped like letters (great pasta and holds it shape REALLY well!), spinach salad, garlic bread, and green beans. For dessert we had a brownie pencil! We ate in the dinning room with cloth napkins and everything. The kids loved it! Clair wanted to know why I gave her two forks! Kate wanted to toast with the fancy glasses! After we ate dinner Stephen gave the each of the girls a fathers blessing. Then we quickly ate our dessert and watched HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL TWO! It was a fun night....but a rough morning...Kate was up at 4:00 AM sick to her stomach and has been sick every hour since! Poor girl! Keep her in your prayers...she will be SO sad if she misses the first day of school! :( Anyway...here are pictures of the fun times!
Here is the cake I made for our neighborhood end of the summer swim party. KT even brought Ben and Alex for a little pool fun...although Ben slept the whole time and Alex cried when KT put his feet in the water. I didn't get any pictures at the pool...watching three kids is hard enough without trying to take photos too...but here is a picture of my cake...Got to love family fun for ideas!
We put Bowen forward facing a few weeks early. He was SO long his poor legs were all squished up in his old seat. I am sure it was a huge safety violation (as Clair says). I must say, out of all our kids, he acted the most cool! He really likes his arm rests, but other than that, there was no excitement! (Remember Clair...her eyes were as big as dinner plates and she was gripping the edge of her seat for dear life!) Anyway, I just wanted to share the pictures from this big coming of age event!
Last week we (our neighbors came along too) took a drive down to the capital city of Columbia to visit the South Carolina's Children's Museum. It was SOOOOOO cool! We had tons of fun. Poor Bowen got tired of sitting in his stroller, but at the end he got to play on the bug playground like a big kid and LOVED it! Clair's favorite part of the museum was the grocery store. Kate liked milking the cow best. It was a blast!