Rylie's actual birthday was spent at Bear Lake with the Ehat family. She, of course, wanted to have a little friend party when we got home. She wanted her party theme to be "Barbie Mermaid." She had a great birthday party and loves having her friends over. Thanks to everyone who came! Barbie Mermaid Cake.
There are more pics but I think they must be on Evan's computer. I'll post them when I get them.
Saige is our little anxious angel. She is the sweetest, most loving, and happy little girl but she doesn't like the idea of anything new. She started school on Tuesday and had nightmares the night before. She cried and asked that we not make her go to school. Its funny because she had preschool last year and loved it...but this year its a new preschool without Auntie Amy. I walked her down to her class and slowly slipped out while she was tracing her name. I held my phone close just in case. 2 1/2 hours later when I picked her up she told me "MOM! I LOVED IT!!!! THIS WAS THE FUNNEST DAY EVER!!!! I love this cute girl and I'm so happy that she loves school. Now she asks all morning if its time to go to school yet. She can't wait to see what they'll do today.
After watching Rylie play last year, Saige couldn't wait to be old enough to play. This year she is a "Blue Thunder." We knew that Saige would be timid since that is her nature but we had no idea that it would be so traumatic. She cried through her first 2 practices and her first game. Her coach takes the game very seriously and hasn't really realized that these are 4 year olds!
Luckily, these pictures were taken before the game (before the tears started flowing.) I think the coach is quickly realizing that 4 year olds don't comprehend the lectures about playing a defensive game...they just want to have FUN!!! Fortunately, yesterday the coach wasn't able to come to practice and had another parent coach. Within 2 minutes Saige was playing and kicking the ball and having a great time. She told me on the way home that "That was the most fun EVER!" Hopefully it will continue to be fun for her. You have to admit that she is pretty darn cute though!!!
Rylie's school was remodeled last year. As part of the new school they asked the kids to draw a picture of their favorite book to be printed on tiles for a wall mural. Rylie chose to draw "Fat Cat on a Mat" which is still her favorite book. On back to school night we saw her classroom and met her teacher. On the way out of the school we saw the tiles and searched for her picture. At first I didn't see it and thought hers hadn't been chosen but she found it right away. She did a great job and her picture is now part of the school. She is very proud.