Showing posts from August, 2011

First Day of Preschool

Evan started preschool on the same day that Ryan started first grade.  He was SO EXCITED to go to school.  He really HATES it when anyone tells him he's small, little, or not as big as Ryan.  He has wanted to go to school so badly and he was thrilled that the day had finally come.  He even agreed to wear a shirt with sleeves when it was time to pick out his clothes.  Choosing a preschool for Evan proved to be quite a difficult affair.  I'm so grateful for the power of prayer.  I know that everything happens for a reason and I think that Evan is going to have a really great year, thanks to the help that Heavenly Father gave me in finding his preschool teacher.  I'm also grateful for wonderful and inspired friends who helped me make this decision.

First Day of First Grade

Ryan was really excited to start First grade.  He loves school and was really looking forward to going back this fall.  We talked a lot about the longer day because I knew he'd have a hard time with it.  I have to be honest, I'm having a hard time with it!  First grade seems so much more real and grown-up than Kindergarten.  We are really excited that Ryan gets to be in Miss Turner's class this year.  She's an amazing teacher and she and I were actually college co-horts for a couple of years.  I hope she can handle Ryan (and the three other neighborhood kids)!  I hope it will be a great year.  
Ryan's first day was also his 6th Birthday!  He was happy for the extra attention, excited about bringing the class a treat, and happy about getting to go down to the office for his Birthday pencil!  
 At our school the first graders come to an orientation on the first day of school and attend school on the second day.  This is Ryan at orientation.

6th Birthday Party

We had Ryan's Birthday party on Saturday, August 20th at Dimple Dell Fitness and Recreation Center  Party Time!
 Aunt Jessie, Emry, Mommy, and Becky
 Aunt Jessie, Mommy, Emry, and Becky

 Emry and Aunt Jessie

 Evan and Rylee

 opening gifts

 awaiting some yummy cake and ice cream

 Birthday Cake!

 Blowing out the candles
 Emry, Aunt Jessie, and Grandma

 Ryan and Curen
 Aunt Jessie and Emry
 Emry, Evan, Easton, Ryan, Ben, Rylee, Curen