I took this picture yesterday to show Jeremy how Abby had me do her hair. After I sent it I took a closer look and couldn’t believe how much older she looked in the picture. I guess I just hadn’t noticed ‘in real life’. As Abby likes to tell me “Abgail big girl mommy”. She always calls herself Ab-gail, not Abby or Abigail.
We went apple picking today. I had heard the crop would be smaller than last year and from what we saw it was true. It was a good thing we had Ella to get apples from higher up and Abby to get the ones hidden down low. 🙂
And sampling our pickings …
Ella has finished a week and a half of school. She seems to really like it but if you ask her she will say “I think I like school” or “School is boring sometimes”. But she will come home and play school with Abby so she can’t hate it too much.
They have lunch at 11 and then recess after that. A snack and quiet time in the afternoon. Small group ‘centers’ work in the morning and more general large group lessons in the afternoon. Gym is 3 days a week and then art and music once a week. So far riding the hot bus has been her least favorite part but it is cooling down now so the heat won’t be as much of an issue anymore.
Ella lost her first tooth last night. It had been loose for a couple of days and she pulled it out a 9pm last night. But she hasn’t wanted the tooth fairy to come yet so we wrote her a note to not take the tooth yet. Here is a picture of the gap in Ella’s mouth.
Just in case the day wasn’t exciting enough with new school (Ella) and a new bed (Abby) we also got a new-to-us car today. Nick, Nicole’s dad, finally found a minivan at auction for us after looking for a couple of months. It is a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT that we traded in the 2007 mazda5 for. It was a trade made solely for more room – we will be able to transport 3 kids and dogs or BJS groceries at the same time!
Since she did so well on vacation not sleeping in a crib we decided to go ahead and get Abby her big girl bed. Here she is in her Tinkerbell fairy bed. I did tell her if she didn’t stay in her bed I would make her go sleep in the crib in the baby’s room. I’m such a mean mom!
It doesn’t seem all that long ago that she looked like this:
Today she started “real” school. It’s unbelievable how fast they grow up.
Ella rides the Perry the Platypus bus.
Only a half day today. Seems like Ella had fun.
We all rode the bus to school together this morning. Here is Ella in front of her new school.