Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Alivia's First Day of Preschool

Today was Alivia's first day of preschool. We were so proud of her. She didn't shed a tear and stayed in her chair when we left like a good girl. Her teacher said she was just perfect and so sweet. She also told us she went to the bathroom 3 times and raised her hand when she had a question. We practiced raising her hand at home. he, he! She is so excited to go back tomorrow. We are so blessed!! Here are a few pictures from today! Ben and I had fun taking the day off from work to spend this special day with her. :)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Alivia's version of Little Miss Muffet

Alivia has been having fun learning a nursery rhyme each week. I have been teaching her the nursery rhyme I am teaching to my kindergartners at school. She is having a lot of fun! :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Skyscrapers at Winsteads

Today we decided to go to Winsteads for lunch just to do something different on this rainy Saturday. I had forgotten how yummy their shakes really were! Alivia absolutely loved it too! What a fun afternoon together!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Making "Chester" Cookies!

Tonight Alivia helped me make "Chester the Raccoon" cookies for my kindergartners. Every year I always read the book, The Kissing Hand, and I bring cookies for them. I always look forward to this activity. Alivia had fun helping me and she even got to hear the story and eat a cookie too. She thought it was neat that she read the story and ate the cookie before my kids did. Ha! It was a fun night together....

Monday, August 15, 2011

T-ball Lesson

Tonight Ben made Alivia a "T" box and even made dots with chalk for Alivia's feet. She really hits the ball well so Ben is pretty proud. We have a few more years before t-ball but they were having fun practicing! It was a great night of fun in this cool summer weather. :)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Brucker

Today was Rachael and Ronnie's big wedding day. Rachael and I have been good friends since first grade. It isn't too often that people get so lucky to have such a long friendship like Rachael and I. She is just a wonderful friend and I couldn't be happier for her. Ronnie is a great guy and going to be an amazing husband for her. Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Brucker! I was so honored to be apart of your special day. It was a beautiful wedding! We love you!

Rachael, Allison and I

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday to Riley

Today was Riley's 1st birthday party. Since this was also Rachael's wedding day my mom and dad took Alivia to her party. Alivia had a great time and the monkey theme was so cute. Riley, you are just precious! Happy Birthday.We love you!

Birthday girl!

Eating cake! My mom put curlers in her hair for the first time. LOVE her little curls!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Alivia's 2 1/2 Year Pictures

My good friend, Allison took our family pictures at Lake Jacomo tonight. It was really hot outside but we were able to get some good pictures! Allison is so talented at what she does and we are so thankful that Alivia LOVES having her take her picture. Thanks Allison for always doing such a great job. We LOVE the pictures! Here are a few of my favorites!

Favorite one!