Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The first day of Kindergarten

Well, Lauren is officially a school girl! She had her first day of Kindergarten today. It was only a half an hour long while the parents met with the principal Mr. Reese. Lauren's teacher is Mrs. Jacks. She's nice! She will only be teaching for the first quarter while Lauren's official teacher Mrs. Stevenson is on maternity leave. Lauren seemed to like it. She is in the class with one of her best friends since birth Hailey. I had a momentary breakdown last night with tears and all thinking of the end of an era...not as much freedom anymore, schedules, my little girl growing up, etc. But today I woke up excited! Lauren woke me first thing this morning asking to get dressed for school, and she already had her backpack on and stuffed full of our books from home hah! She's in the afternoon class though so she had to wait a few hours. We're so proud of our little Lauren!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Kristen's first trip to the E.R.!

Had to take Kristen to the Children's Hospital E.R. today. I pulled her up on to Lauren's bed to change her diaper and heard a "pop". She started screaming and then continued to cry every time she moved her arm! The doctor said she had "Nursmaid's elbow" where a ligament slips to the wrong side of the elbow. A simple twist of the arm and she was back to good! Now you wouldn't know anything was ever wrong. Amazing!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

My baby is 2!

I can't believe she's 2! I still feel like she's such a baby, even though she's such a big girl in some ways.
Here is a little list of the things Kristen likes these days:

*books, books, and more books!


*putting on her own shoes (99% of the time on the wrong foot of course!)

*picking out the lint between her toes (apparently this runs in the fam, Lauren did the same thing)

*dressing up as a princess

*Broccoli (thank goodness!)

*Doggies, except when they get too close!

*Being mean to Lauren...It's a constant battle!

*She used to just sleep with her Blankie and her froggie "Ribbit" but now she seems to add a new friend to the crib weekly. Now it's also 3 babies, her big blue stuffed bunny (it's bigger than her, and most nights she sleeps with it right on top of her) and her pink doggie.

*singing, her latest favorite is also Lauren's favorite, Love Story by Taylor Swift. They sing it all of the time, someday I'll get it on video :)

We sure do love our little pint-sized girl! Happy Birthday Kristen!