It was finally time to go to the school and meet the girls new
teachers. Jaina has been so excited to finally be in 1st grade!!
This is her new teacher Mrs. Bates
Mara's new teacher Mr. Tuescher
Later that day we headed over to Lana's house for Olivia's 4th
birthday party. It was zoo themed and Lana had masks for everyone.
Summer's over and it's finally the first day of school. Xander had actually gone
to school the day before for a half day with only 7th graders so they could find
their way around the school easier. But today was the first official day of school.
Xander is now 5'8" and wears a size 13 shoe! He is definitely growing in knowledge and stature.
Jaina is so happy to finally be in 1st grade, go to school all day and have
school lunch! She wouldn't let me do her hair fancy, just wanted a pony tail.
Mara is so ready for school and excited to have a boy teacher this year.
Melody and I had had a pretty boring day with everyone gone. I had let her sleep a
little longer during her nap, which ended up being a bad thing, because she didn't
want to wake up and ended up sleeping on me for awhile after I got her out of bed.
We love when Uncle Morri comes to visit because he
doesn't mind playing dress up with the little one.
I had a WIC appointment out in Payson and on the way home I decided to stop at Salem Pond so Melody
could play outside. She loved that there were ducks on the grass and she tried to catch them.
We found a praying mantis on the playground and she was so concerned
about it. I think we hung out watching it for close to 10 minutes.
This is her new way of watching shows. Daniel Tiger is no longer on Netflix so we have to watch it on
Amazon Video. Sadly our Apple TV doesn't have that app, so we can't watch it on the TV, only the iPad.
Dad reading a book to the girls is something that I love, and they
decided to wear their matching jammies from Christmas too!
It was Saturday and we wanted to go up to Salt Lake to see what kind of Pokemon were
there. Xander and Mara didn't want to come, so we arranged for them to hang out
at friends houses while we were gone. So it was just us with Jaina and Melody.
We had to throw pennies into every fountain we saw,
and they used ALL of the pennies that I had in my purse.
It was so nice getting out of the house and doing something different for a change.
While the kids are at school, Melody has free range of doing pretty much
anything that she wants to. This is how she decides which movie to watch.
Melody noticed the training potty under Xander's sink and wanted to get it out. She
would follow me into the bathroom and sit down on it (but still had a diaper on).
She did this every so often for a week or so. So I know that training is in our future.
Jaina and Mara have officially started piano lessons. We've had the piano since last November and they
are both been wanting lessons. So they are being taught by a young woman in the ward, Jessica Jensen.
Melody just playing dress up. She's such a cutie.