Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Riley goes to school!

Today is Riley's first day of kindergarten! We were a little concerned about her waking up early, so yesterday we set her alarm for 6:30am and she practiced getting up and getting dressed. She did so well, I never even heard her until she walked into our room at about 6:35 completely dressed and ready to go!

So, no problems there....last night we made cookies for her to take for lunch and I packed her lunchbox and her tote bag all up (in K they are not allowed to have backpacks- no room, I think- so we had to buy her a tote bag- as you can see above. The only one Todd could find was black, so we decorated it with a red glitter pen....I am sure it will be the only one like it!!).

So, we had breakfast and all piled into the car....Annie, too! The place was a traffic jam, but we walked her into school and picked a table with one little boy and a little girl who seemed to be having a rough time- she was clinging to her mom....and Riley sat down, started coloring and pretty much said Bye Mom and that was it!! Todd and I shed a few tears- she did not- and then we left! She was so excited to be there- it has been all she can talk about and I can not wait to hear everything this afternoon.

I can not go with Todd to pick her up (sob!), but they are going to call me later....now I have to sit here all day and think about her and what she is doing...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

More Annie

In lieu of her update post, enjoy some pictures of Annie from the last year!

Friday, August 14, 2009


Tomorrow, my baby is no longer a baby. She will go to sleep tonight little, and tomorrow she wakes up a toddler. It is so weird....she has changed so much in just the last few weeks. There are many times now that I look at her and can see the little girl she is soon to become.

I will be writing a one-year update post- hopefully tomorrow- but at least this weekend. There is so much about her that is so special, that I want to share...

One year....really, in the scheme of things- it really is so little time....but a baby changes SO much in that first year especially....WOW! She is now a walking (sort of), talking (sort of), thinking little thing with a real personality....she is my Annie, and will always be my baby!

Thursday, August 13, 2009