Monday, August 4, 2008


This is for all you family and friends...... I am finally posting again after way to long. I really thought that with me not teaching preschool in the summer that I woud be so on top of things in the blogging world. On the contrary....... just the opposite. Trust me, there were many days I thought, "today is the day to update!" Then I found myself either passed out asleep in my kids room while putting them to bed, or after putting my kids down, on a date with my couch and my dvr wanting to use absolutley no part of my brain. And though I have so much catching up to do, I have to say, I enjoyed every moment of my evenings of going to bed early and vegging.:) Seriously though, for those of you out there that happen to pop in on my blog still,.... I am still alive and would love advice on how to best schedule the blog updating in. When does everyone update? After the kids are in bed? When they are napping? When they are watching a movie? Please tell me some tricks so I can repent of my non blogging ways. :)

Kindergarten...... Yikes!!!

Seriously mom get out of here..... You are embarrassing me!
Camby and McKay. When we got to school, the first thing McKay asked his teacher is if he knew Camby. He then told her that he was his very best friend in the whole world.

In McKays class, their are seven boys from our ward. Their teacher is in for a big surprise. I hope they don't drive her into an early retirement.

As you can see from the other pictures, that is hard for my son to make a normal or semi normal face when I am taking pictures. He thinks it is funnier to be crazy, so I was so excited when he smiled in this shot at school right before he went in to his classroom.

I have to put down some of the funny questions and statements that McKay made today. As we walked outside to go, he proclaimed, "Mom, this is the best day of my life. It's raining, it's my first day of kindergarten, and I get to go play at Quinn's house." He asked me when the bus was picking him up and if he could eat lunch at school. I think my favorite one though was when he asked me in how many days was I going to pick him up? When I informed him with a no to all of his questions he was disapointed. :) When we had meet the teacher he drew a picture for her and then told me that he thought he might be shy at school. Inside I was laughing so hard at that statement and I was thinking in my mind..... Yes, I wish you would by shy sometimes:). When we picked him up from school he had a big grin on his face and I asked him what he did at school. He said, "I don't know, but I have a new girlfriend." This also surprised me because I was not aware that he had an old girlfriend. I definetly need to get with it. I asked what her name was and he said he did not know but that she thought he was funny and he said he kept making her laugh. He said he loved school and that he did not get sent to the principals office ( relief ). The best thing he said was regarding the blessing that Shaun gave to him. After we got home he said, "Mom, after you and dad left today I wasn't even scared. That prayer helped me.

So I was looking through a family circle magazine a couple of days ago and found this advertisement for The Childrens Place and thought it was so cute and so appropriate for me since McKay just started Kindergarten today. Plus, I cried my eyes out when I read it.

There will be bigger hallways and bigger kids. There will be new sounds, new friends and new teachers whose names might sound scary at first. He'll line up, look back and file inside and at that moment you'll realize this is your first day of school too. Value every moment.
So cute! So today was McKays first day of Kindergarten and I thought that I had better post. I really want him to know how incredibly cute and hilarious he was on this day. I really thought I was going to be a mess today. On the way to his school I got a little misty eyed, but by the time we got there he was so excited to see his teacher and friends that all I could do was grin from ear to ear. When I got home Jaden wanted to play polly pockets and barbies with me. It was so fun having one on one time with my girls. But, after an hour and a half I wasn't sure if I was more sad because I missed McKay or because I had been playing Polly Pockets the entire time that McKay was at school. :) Shaun took the morning off and we all walked McKay to school. Shaun was so proud of him. Shaun wanted to give McKay a Fathers Blessing and Mckay informed him that he didn't need one because he already knew he was going to like school. Shaun still gave him one and it was so special. When we walked McKay to school I think Shaun was more nervous than anyone. He said that when he was a kid he used to feel nervous and a little sick on the first day of school. Shaun said that as we walked McKay to school he started to feel that way again. Regardless, he still felt well enough to video McKays every move all the way to school. :)