Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Maddie's parent teacher conference

We had PT conferences for Maddie in October and were very pleased and proud by what her teacher had to say about her (of course we already thought those things). Her teacher said that there wasn't too many kids that she trusted to help others but Maddie was one. She said she is very mature and knows how to help other kids who maybe aren't understanding something without just giving them the anwers. She said she really feels like Maddie will be a teacher when she grows up. Maddie is obsessed with playing teacher at home (with Kynzie as her student). She had career day at school and of course Maddie dressed up like her teacher, Mrs. Howard. It was really cute and Mrs. Howard thought that was really neat. She said Maddie actually reminds her of herself when she was younger. Anyways, we are so proud of her for being such a good helper and good student at school. Oh yeah, one other funny thing was how perfectly organized Maddie's desk was compared to every other kid in her class. She had all of her folders neatly stacked and in order from biggest to smallest and then her crayon box very neatly placed on top of it. There was no trash or loose papers hanging out of her desk like every other desk in the class. The next month, she actually won an award for having the most tidy desk!

Sunday, October 9, 2011



Maddie's Big Loss

Maddie suffered the loss of a dear ole friend this week! Her very first pair of tappy shoes broke in two :(

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Kynzie's cutting

Oh you never know what you're gonna get with this little stinker. Matt brought home his school pictures yesterday and every year he cuts the wallets out and gives one to each of the girls for their backpacks. So he asked Kynzie if she wanted one and she got all excited and said that she did and that she would cut them for him. We hesitated but decided that we would let her seeing as how she was so excited about it. Matt and I watched her cut along the lines really good and we were so proud of her. A while later she re-appeared and had a small picture of Matt in her hand like one of the ones in the picture. Matt and I dropped our jaw but just laughed at her and said "okay that's fine Kynzie but don't cut anymore like that." Well, then we watched Kynzie's jaw dropped and we realized that she had already cut them all out. This is how I found them on the counter.

She was so proud of herself. I couldn't even be mad at her. Whenever I need a good laugh, I will just have to look at this picture.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Another Cheer Picture

Her first stunt! When she first started she said that she DID NOT want to stunt. She only wanted to be a spotter on the ground. But considering she is one of the smallest girls, her coaches worked with her to get her to not be scared and go up! She's already come along way.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Maddie's Cheer Video

This is on game #1! I will post after their last game of the season and see their improvement.

Maddie's first game

First day went GREAT! Maddie and all of the cheerleaders did so good! Unfortunatley the little football team that they cheered for didn't fare so well :). Go Blazers!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Riding the Camel

We went to the zoo this weekend and the girls talked us into letting them ride the camel. After they got off, I heard Maddie asking Kynzie why she wouldn't talk to her during their ride. Then she said, "oh you must have just been scared, it's okay" (in her motherly voice).

Kynzie's new haircut!

Somebody got a new haircut this weekend and I think this is the biggest smile I have ever seen out of her.

Too bad the smiles didn't last long. About an hour after getting home from the salon, I found her in front of the mirror crying saying that she "looked different and didn't like her hair." Aww, poor girl. After Matt told her that she looks "older" she started feeling better about it.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Kynzie the model

All of a sudden, Kynzie wants me to take lots of pictures of her. And she has to give me her "best smile" (her words)

Little Gymnast

Maddie is taking a break from gymnastics until after cheerleading is over but look what she has taught herself to do. Crazy!

Backhandspring and Fronthandspring

Back Flip....okay now she's just showing off!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hip Hip Hooray!

And.................we finally have our first tooth out!

Tooth fairy comes tonight! Tooth is already under the pillow.

Bed Hopping

Since Kynzie has turned 4, she has done a pretty good job about staying in her own bed throughout the night but for some reason last week was a rough one. She tells us she is scared of the shaddows in her room so she wants to sleep with us. The other night she came and tried to sneak in bed with us and I carried her back to her room. I went and checked on her about an hour later to make sure that she had fallen asleep only she was not in her room. Here is how I found her.

Maddie told me the next morning that Kynzie kept kicking her out of the bed so she had to put her arm around her to hold on! Ha ha! I thought it was kind of cute and sweet. However, it has since happened again and again. Gonna have to put a stop to this because I know Maddie is not sleeping well with Kynzie in her bed.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Maddie's loose tooth

Hopefully before the end of the weekend I will be posting a picture on here of Maddie's LOST tooth, not LOOSE tooth. This thing is dangling and barely hanging on in there. Actually both of her bottom teeth are very loose and ready to fall out at anytime. She has been messing with them every night before bed but so far, nothing. One night back tried to trick her and yanked on the tooth and failed to pull it out. He did however manage to make the tooth bleed like crazy resulting in a big time drama moment for Maddie after she saw her blood. I'm actually a little curious how she will react when she does actually loose her tooth. I hope it is at home and not at school. Here is kind of a gross picture of her tooth after it had been bleeding.

She has her two permanent teeth coming in right behind her baby teeth so she really won't even be toothless :). Hopefully new pictures to come!

Kynzie's second day of school

This is Kynzie on her second day of school. I love how she is posing like a school picture or something. She is in our sunroom and the background is our back yard. I thought it actually made a pretty good backdrop for a picture.

Grandma Debbie bought her this shirt and she loves it! But don't call her cute because that is a "baby word" and we don't say that. We have to call her "pretty" because THAT is a big girl word.

First Day of School

I figured that the first day of school was as good of time as any to start the blog back up. My goal is to document the girl's all throughout the school year! Maddie's in 1st grade at Moonlight Elementary and McKynzie's in preschool at Gardner Elementary. If we decide to send Kynzie to Kindergarten next year, she will go to Moonlight and the girls will finally be together at the same school.

The year has started off so amazing! If someone would have told me last year at this time how Maddie would be doing, I would have never believed it. She has come so far with her separation anxiety and is just doing super. Tomorrow we are even going to try dropping off in the drop off lane opposed to me having to park and get out and walk her into her classroom. She assures me she will do it so we'll see!

Here are a couple of pictures of the girl's first day of school. They each got some new school clothes and were so excited to wear them on the first day. I had them each pick out their clothes the night before. Maddie woke up on the first day and put her outfit on no problem. Kynzie on the other hand had to change hers 3 times before finally deciding on a pair of shorts and tank top that she has had for a while. Girls girls girls!

We are ALIVE

Crazy that it has almost been a whole year since I posted anything on here. I finally feel like I am settled here between my job and our new home that I can now take a little time each week to at least post some pictures on here and give an update or two. I know there is at least one out there without Facebook (mom) that will appreciate this :).

I'm not sure where to begin considering it has been a whole year of not posting. Guess I will just start with the present and won't worry about the gap of time that has passed. That would take waaaay too much time to post pictures from.