Thursday, August 21, 2008

First Day of School

So today was MacKayla's big day! Today was her first day of kindergarten. I can't believe that I have a kid in school already, I can remember being in kindergarten, oy! She had a wonderful day at school and she really likes her teacher. She is also lucky that she has her two best friends from church and dance in her class, so it was even more fun to go. Here are her photos of her first day.

Showing off her backpack


At the playground at school

With one of her best friends, of course I made them look into the sun, but they are cute still

In class with her friends.

It was easy to tell who were the first kids to go to school in their family, moms had cameras trained on them, lol.

So I try to have equal pictures of the girls to show off, but I have one wonderful child that is not very photogenic. For every ten photos of her, one will be good. Well about a week ago Annika was eating cherries and had wiped the juice all over her face. It reminded us of the Joker in the new Batman movie so we had her take a "mean face" photo. My cropping of the jokers catchphrase is not the best, but you get the idea.

A good photo of my girl

Daddy and his girls playing together

Bella is a funny little girl sometimes. The smiles that she can give make me think "here comes trouble" and this is one of those looks.

I also love the goofy whole face grin. We weren't able to capture it, but her new favorite face to make is a big closed mouth grin with her eyes all squinty.

And just like any smart woman she melts and loves it when daddy gives her a back scratch and massage...ah a girl after my own heart.

Along with getting ready for school this week, we have been battling illness. Annika developed a fever and complained of an earache on Saturday, by Sunday we took her into the doctor to make sure it wasn't an ear infection. Well her ears were beautiful, but her throat was bright red, a strep test was done and came out negative, so we told to give her Tylenol and let it be. Well by Monday morning she was fine and her fever was gone. Tuesday came and MacKayla and Arabella started to get sick with the same thing. What fun for us. MacKayla took it okay except when her fever would spike and then she would fall apart emotionally. Arabella was fine the first day, but yesterday was horrible. From 10 yesterday morning until 5 this morning she refused to eat, sleep or be put down. I think she cried more yesterday then she has in her life combined, it made for a wonderful day. To top it off I got sick with it yesterday too, and man this is a horrible illness. I feel bad for telling Annika that it wasn't that bad. Hopefully we will all kick this completely, but of course James hasn't gotten it yet, so we'll see how the weekend goes........


mommydeb said...

Congrats on getting your first child off to kindergarten! I don't know about you, but sending my first born off to school for the first time was really hard. The girls pictures are very cute!

Leserlee said...

I'm sorry everyone has been sick. Hopefully James doesn't infect anyone at work. Especially Carl. I told him to take his vitamin C, so hopefully we won't get it, especially with the baby coming soon. Glad MacKayla had fun at school and has friends in her class. That always helps.

Ruth said...

I'm sorry you are all so sick. I hope you all get better soon. Congrats for your little one!!! I can't believe Hyrum is headed off for first grade this year. Still haven't figured out where all the time goes. I love the excitement for school though in these little ones. Just wish I could find the secret for continuing that.