Monday, September 6, 2010

Hooray!! Boo!!

Hooray for tight-fitting pajamas that show off big guts and diaper butts (especially in matching themes)!!

Boo to OshKosh closing at Draper Pointe!! Now I have to go to Park City for my OshKosh deals!!

Special Delivery

Ellie has been playing hospital. She is a doctor and recenlty delivered a whopping 19 lber...I feel sorry for that mom.

Isn't that the most alert newborn you've ever seen? I'm sensing he comes from a musically inclined family...he's already rocking the tamborine.

First Day of Kindergarten


Yep, she REALLY is that big!!

Ellie started kindergarten last week. I decided to have her come to school with me, which sadly means that, yes, I am back at work too. :( Ellie loves school!! During her kindergarten assessment, her teacher asked her to count as high as she could, and Ellie kept going and going...finally her teacher stopped her once she got to 100. Miss Harris can thank Grandpa for her mad math skills.

Rhysky had a rough day at the babysitter's without his big sister. Apparently Ellie rushes to him when he makes any kind of sound. He loves that big sister of his. He was so happy to see us when we picked him up that day.

Ellie just outside her classroom. Notice, she isn't in her brand, new school clothes. As a teacher, it cracks me up to see kids show up to school on the first day wearing their long sleeve shirts, jeans, and tennis shoes in 85-90 degree weather. I've done my fair share of school clothes shopping, and I honestly can't wait to get her skinny jeans and ballet flats out...maybe a couple more weeks...
Ellie has been going by Elisabeth for the past week. It has been stressing her out, because she doesn't know how to spell Elisabeth. She told me she didn't know where to hang her backpack...darn grandma and her encouragement of giving her a "grown up name".

Open the Garage...

Here comes the car.

Tuckered Out

A month ago we had our Jessen family reunion at the farm. Dad and Mom got us all a hotel room, because I don't camp. My camping is a cheap motel. Dan did a 10k (10k at 10k) Saturday morning. He said it was one of the hardest he has raced (steep incline at the beginning of the race). He did great, and I'm only slightly jealous that I haven't gotten back into running yet (five more months!!).

I got a few of Ellie and Lucy after the barrel racing. Our team won, although Bryce did put in a good effort.

We really were roughing it at that hotel. As you can see from the two kiddos fast asleep in their carseats.

Ellie's POV

Occasionally, Ellie will run off with the camera. After going through the 50+ pictures she has taken, I usually save a few. I love seeing her feet in the shot, and the inside of my nostrils (it isn't often that I get a good examination of those).

As she was snapping away photos, Dan happened to pull up in his work truck. Lucky day for a photo op.

Ellie has also mastered the self timer. ;)

Ellie's Last Day of Swim Blessings

I thought I better update in at least a few areas. Ellie did awesome in swim lessons this year. She is a great swimmer! She doesn't really enjoy floating on her back (she gets nervous), but she does it. She is pretty impressive.