Thursday, August 14, 2008

Saylor's First of Second

Thursday, August 7, 2008 - Saylor's FIRST DAY OF SECOND GRADE. The day started off with a BANG....BUT ended up with a BUMMER!

Rise and Shine, it's morning time... (my little morning song I sing to her)

Sleepy Eyes.


Why in the WORLD are u taking pictures THIS early in the morning!??!?

This is the FIRST time SINCE Pre-K that I have had to buy NEW UNIFORMS!!

Getting Toothpaste.

Brushing Teeth.

Take a good look NOW, because they won't be sparkly WHITE for long!

Standing tall. My Second Grader!

New Swatch Watch - we bought her from NYC in Times Square.

The backpack.
I thought Saylor would have an excellent FIRST DAY of SECOND GRADE....she didn't DREAD the first day of school AT ALL! AND... ALL went well UNTIL she got in Maw Maw's vehicle when she picked her up from school that afternoon. Maw Maw asked, how the first day went? And the teacher replied, she survived! After leaving school, Saylor BROKE DOWN in tears, crying hysterically but wouldn't tell Maw Maw... WHY or WHAT HAPPENED??? So, she called me immediately and I couldn't understand a word Saylor was trying to say between all the crying! It KILLED me that I couldn't be there to console her and hug her and tell her everything was going to be alright! After about 15 minutes of coaxing via the PHONE I finally found out the problem! As it turns out, she went to the WRONG place in the evening, she went to the EXTENDED DAY line instead of the CAR POOL line. Her teacher came looking for her and found her in the WRONG PLACE...and asked her WHY?? Why did she go to extended day? She just KNEW her teacher was MAD at her. Saylor is very tender-hearted child and wears her feelings on her shoulders! Any SLIGHT little change of voice or disappointment from her teacher is SURELY to send her into a tizzy! I know her teacher didn't say anything mean to her or in a harsh tone, but its just the way Saylor is - VERY tenderhearted. I just KNEW surely going to school the next day would be a bear! But I was wrong! She didn't skip a beat! Off she went...and she hasn't looked back yet! My baby girl is ALL GROWN UP!! :(

Just Peachy At Orange Beachy!

July 31, 2008 --AAhhhh, the sweet smell of the salty Gulf and sand! For the past two years we have been going to Orange Beach, Alabama for Brian's Birthday and our neighbors, The Landry's, come with us.

Well, last year....Saylor didn't REALLY get into the water because of SHARKS....but this year, she did manage to get back into the water, just a little bit more BUT only because Alyssa was doing it! She really looks up to Alyssa and IS Alyssa's shadow.

However, this year brought a NEW CHALLENGE - Chandler didn't want to get into the water and didn't want to EVEN get CLOSE to the water....I don't know if it was the sound of the water crashing against the shore OR if he heard someone talk about SHARKS being in the water. So, Chandler MAINLY stayed on the beach playing in the sand. He was KING OF THE BEACH.

We buried the kids in the sand......

We went crabbing at night......

We wrote our names in the sand......

We played in the Gulf......

We played in the Pool......

We made frozen drinks on the beach..... (Brian brought his portable weed-eater blender)

LSU marks OUR SPOT!!!.........

Alyssa spotted this BEAUTIFUL SIGHT on a neighboring balcony....and NO, its NOT BRIAN......although it IS something he WOULD do... PURDY!

This is a COOL picture I took....can u spot the CRAB?!?!?!

We had a GREAT TIME! The weather was perfect! We even had a chance to go out one night to Adventureland and play miniature golf, ride go-carts, and play arcade games! The kids had a ball! Gosh, I can't WAIT to go to Destin in two weeks! Isn't life just BEACHY???