Saturday, May 25, 2013

..::Alexa & Ally::..

Alexa couldn't ask for a better best friend!
She lives across the street.
They ride the bus together.
They were in the same Kindergarten class.
We go to the same church.
We're friends with the whole family!
It's been fabulous!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Alexa: Last Day of Kindergarten

Someone is excited (and yet super sad too) about her last day of Kindergarten!
She's ready for school to be done and very much looking forward to summer break.
But she's sad to be leaving her fabulous teacher, knowing she won't ever have her as a teacher again.
First day of school...Last day of school!
The sassy-ness is still there!

I started a new tradition.
I ordered shirts for each of the kiddos with the year they will graduate from high school on and I plan on taking a picture on the last day of school every year so that I have a year by year picture of them, wearing the exact same thing, to see how they grow!
Kind of a fun memento of their school years.  Thanks Pinterest!

Getting off the bus for the last time as a Kindergartner!  Wahooooo!
It's SUMMERTIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Payton: Last Day of Gymnastics

Today was Payton's last day of gymnastics. She really enjoyed doing this with her little BFF.
I enjoyed it too because it gave me time to chat with Gretchen!
However, now that we are at the end of two straight terms of gymnastics...I can say I'm glad to be done!  I'm ready for a break!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Say It Ain't So...

Yesterday after church, the girls were playing in the living room.  They had spread out a bunch of books on the carpeted floor.  Alexa got up to run around the books and slipped and fell right on her elbow.  She immediately started crying, saying it hurt really bad.
Here's where our fabulous parenting comes in...we didn't believe her.  Here's the thing though, this happens just about EVERY NIGHT at cleanup time.  I'm not joking...something starts hurting, whether its a tummy or a foot or an elbow, something without fail starts hurting RIGHT when it's time to clean up.
So we sent her to bed with some Advil.  And she slept through the night!
But when she did wake up to get ready for school, her elbow was swollen (which it hadn't been the night before) and so I knew I needed to take her to Urgent Care to get it checked out.
And lo' and is broken!!
So we rushed right over to Children's Orthopaedics of Tucson, where she got a pretty purple WATERPROOF cast put on.  Yep, I said waterproof.  We've come a long way people!  No more stinky, smelly casts around these parts! She can shower, go to the pool, run in the sprinklers!
Can I get a woot woot??!!! :-)
AND, she only has to have it on for 3 1/2 weeks!  Hopefully it will go by very quickly!