Monday, August 24, 2009

First Day of School 2009

The first day of school has come and gone. . . and it went GREAT! Both girls were so excited for their first day. Ella walked right into her classroom without looking back:) And Aubrey, of course, is a pro at this now. Well, Cali was a different story. She wasn't too happy when she realized her big sisters were gone. :( It was really sad. She started screaming when we said goodbye to them. We were able to cheer her up though when we told her about the donuts in the cafeteria(for the Yahoo/Boohoo parent breakfast). Cali is a lover of sweets so the word donut turned that frown upside down:) We had a really nice day together-Joey took off work so he could see the kids off and be there to pick them up with me(such a sweet daddy! and lucky to have time off). It was so nice to have him home today. We spent time with Cali and took her to a nearby park. We did some shopping at Sam's Club(thats always fun to me:) and just hung out. When we picked up the girls, they were all smiles and had all kinds of exciting things to tell us about their day. They can't wait to go back tomorrow. That makes me so happy! Though I was sad to see them go, I know this is a part of life and I know they will learn so much, academically and socially. This also gives me the opportunity to spend some one on one time with Miss Cali:)


Here are a few of the pictures we took today. . .I do have to say I think they were two of the CUTEST most STYLISH kids at school today:)
Cali ran right up when she saw us get the camera out. She wants to be one of the big girls:)

Aubrey, the stylish second grader


Ella, Miss cutie pie kindergartner
Hugs goodbye



Cali after we were able to calm her down with donuts:) Chocolate fixes everything. . .

And I just have to share this sequence of pictures from after school. I made cookies and we had them as an after school treat. And well, I had a little fun. Warning: the fourth picture may frighten you... it frightens me even.




Someones Mommy stuck chocolate in her teeth. . .Ella's reaction here makes me laugh.
Joey missed the face I had made and just caught me laughing like a goof.
But don't worry, I made it again. . .I ain't shy.
Aubrey's face says it all.

I'm silly (or crazy, however you want to look at it).

15 comments:

jOeY said...

It was a good day i have to say. :o)

They both looked SO cute today and when Cali jumped in, it completed the picture. We are so blessed.

hoLLy said...

do you still find me attractive after the crazy chocolate tooth picture? :)

jOeY said...

LOL. Of course! Your sense of humor is one of the reasons why I fell in love with you. You had us all cracking up.

hoLLy said...

:) i'm glad you love me despite my kookiness. (or because of it:)

Marie said...

Thanks so much for taking us with you on the girl's first day of school Holly! You and Joey are such wonderful parents and your girls are mighty lucky to have you, chocolate tooth, goofy faces and all! I just adore you! xxoo

Patty said...

They're 2 stylin girls for sure! Their outfits are really cute. I'm glad they both had such a wonderful first day and it was nice that you and Joey got to spend some alone time with Cali. I love your funny face but it did scare me just a little! jk
Love,
MOM

Cindy said...

Those are some really cute pictures....uhm...of the girls. Holly, you do scare me just a little bit sometimes :-)

Tara D said...

I just about wet myself when I saw that picture, Holly! Aubrey's reaction to it had me rolling too. :) There's a reason why your kids say you're silly, fo sho! hee hee
And it's cute that the school had a yahoo/boo hoo breakfast. Too cute!
And love the girls' outfits, very stylin', indeed!

hoLLy said...

i almost wet myself when i saw it too! i am quite the face maker(we both are tara, aren't we? its like our secret talent...well, it ain't so secret anymore:) haha. just so everyone knows, my sister and i actually have had lots of facemaking contests. we would take pics of ourselves on our phones and send them back and forth to each other trying to top each other's craziness/freakiness. it is so fun. and weird. we know. and i usually won. . .

-Melissa- said...

I'm glad Aubrey and Ella had a great 1st day of school. Love their outfits!

Cynthia said...

Great to hear and see that the girls had a great first day of school and that Cali jumped right in being one of the girls. Chocolate does cure a lot of aches and pains. Not too sure about the scarry picture most definitely getting ready for Halloween? Aubrey your expression is priceless.

Jan said...

So glad it was a good day - the girls look fabulous (not surprised!) -- and happy. That's the important thing for me - that they are happy! Love it!

100 Percent Cottam said...

love ella's skirt, where is it from?

glad they had a good 1st day! :)

ACDC2005 said...

They are the cuteness of their school I'm sure!

tiburon said...

Looks like a FAB first day!! the kids look great. Avery has the same shirt that Aubrey is wearing in green ;)