Monday, December 20, 2010

Jena's First Christmas Photo Shoot

I just wanted to share some pics from a short (5 min.) photo shoot I did with Jena this morning for her scrapbook. She has been very smiley and happy lately despite having a sinus infection so bad it was coming out of her eyes! How she is able to maintain her happy mood while being sick I don't know but I thought these turned out super cute anyway.

Jena can stand with assistance now!

Jane's day in Kindergarten

As a special treat for the last day of school this year (and also to try out Jane to see how she would do in a school setting with Mommy around) Jane came with me on Friday to kindergarten! The plan was for her to go just until Santa arrived in the helicopter and then Jay was going to pick her up but she ended up staying the whole day from start to finish and she did AWESOME! Below are some pics from Santa's visit. By the way, it was pajama day which is why she's in pajamas in case you could tell.

 She is slightly excited! Dancing around!
 This elf told Jane, "Santa told me you have been a good girl." She nodded yes and looked in amazement at how this elf could know who she was!
 And here he comes!

It's Santa!!!

After the Santa visit the kids went to the music room to watch How The Grinch Stole Christmas and I thought Jane would come back to my room and hang out with me during the movie but she wanted to stay with the kids. After that she ate lunch at the students tables and then came back to my room to listen to me read The Polar Express and make jingle bell necklaces and play in centers, then off to recess and then a Christmas party! Pretty much she had fun all day. And she made good friends with one little girl in my class that was stuck to her all day long. She told me, "Mommy, I am ready for kindergarten I think, I don't want to wait until I am five" It was great!!! I am so proud of how well she did. I was nervous about her being clingy or too shy but she just blended right in.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Caught Red Handed

Very shortly after this question, "Where's Jill?" Jay and I found Jill in my bathroom with nailpolish and what she calls, "Big mess!" That is what she said when we walked in; "Big mess, mommy!" "Yes, Jill that is a big mess!" That second picture is of her pointing to the big mess on the floor which is covered in red nail polish. I of course had to run and get the camera to document Miss Jill caught red handed!