Thursday, June 14, 2012

Last Day of First Grade!

Sniff, sniff.  My babies aren't babies anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!  I think I am going to need another one ;-)

The girlies had such a great year this year.  They learned SO much, it's actually really quite amazing.  We were so lucky to have a really great teacher, and of course, Eden's awesome helper who has been with us for the past 4 years.  Thanks to all of our (teacher, helper, parents, Nana, and of course, Holland and Eden)  hard work, both girls are now "readers."  Their math skills (definitely an area of relative weakness) have come along by leaps and bounds as well, even though there have been times I wanted to bang my head against a wall trying to work on counting money!!  They are showing a much better grasp of the number line and number concepts, and are able to do pretty well with basic addition, subtraction, simple fractions, and yes, even money.  They made lots of great friends, both have a couple of "BFFs," and I think those friendships will continue to grow over the years.

We were sad to find out that Holland and Eden's teacher is moving to another school in the district, so won't be "looping" with the girls for second grade as we were expecting.  However, I am hopeful that next year's teacher will be wonderful as well and we will continue to progress.  It's just going to be a lot more adjustment in the fall than I was originally hoping for - mostly for my own sake.

But, I am going to put that worry out of my head for now.  It's SUMMER VACATION time!!!!  So much fun to be had between now and August 3 when Baby C is scheduled to arrive (and of course, more fun to follow).

In the words of Max, "Let the royal rumpus start!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Fancy Girls!

We attended our cousin Jenny and her new husband Jake's wedding reception on Saturday.  The girls were SOOO excited for their first really "fancy" occasion with new dresses, new shoes, a DJ, a dance floor, and disco lights!  Added bonus that they got to stay up waaaaay past their bedtime!!  They were so funny talking about it all week and counting down the days until the "dance party."

They both had a ball, and both have some great dance moves!  Holland crashed a little early, around 9:00, but could still be coerced back onto the dance floor when one of her favorite songs came on.  As always, she was a little shy, and was happiest when Mom was out there with her.  Eden, on the other hand, rocked her pony walker on the dance floor ALL NIGHT LONG.  She danced to every song, even when it was just her out there.  She tried the hustle, and was happy to be in the center of the circle dancing with complete strangers.  That girl is a ham, without a shy bone in her body.

I love watching both of them having new experiences, all giddy and full of joy and excitement over the simple things in life.  It makes my mommy heart feel super happy!

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Rite of Passage

Looks like the tooth fairy will finally be visiting our house for the first time tonight!!!!

Eden is beside herself with excitement :-)