Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Beginnings

Summer is now officially over and we're well into our first month of school. Before the school year started, I gave Hannah and Emma hair cuts. It was hard to cut all of that pretty hair, but they seem pleased with their new 'dos. Ryan almost cried when he came home from work the day I cut their hair, but he kept his composure and eventually decided it was fine.

Here's Hannah, Miriam, and Emma eating breakfast before Hannah's first day at school. Pink frosted mini wheats, Cheerios, and milk is the breakfast of choice.
Hannah sporting her pink pack. You may not be able to tell, but she's so excited the buttons on her jacket are about to burst.
Here's Emma, a few days later, outside her Preschool. She'd been waiting for this day for 2 years. She cried when Hannah would get to go into Preschool class and she couldn't. Now it's her turn!
Emma having a Teddy Graham and Apple Juice snack at Preschool. When her teacher announced the snack for the day Emma made the most excited face you can imagine. So much so that the other parents in the room were chuckling and whispering, "she must like those Teddy Grahams!"
So, Hannah started First Grade, Emma started Preschool, and Miriam... well, Miriam started solid food.
She doesn't love the rice cereal or oatmeal. Does any baby like that stuff? None of mine have seemed to. Miriam always makes a horrid face when the first spoonful reaches her tongue. She'll even do a full body shudder to emphasize her dissatisfaction. We'd hoped a bowl or two of cereal would help her sleep through the night again since she stopped doing that about 6 weeks ago. No luck so far.
So now we're back in the swing of school, dance classes, homework, show and tell, fundraisers, and book orders. Hannah has homework 3-4 nights each week and, unlike when she was in Kindergarten, she actually likes doing it. Emma tries her best to distract Hannah from doing her homework - just because she's so excited that Hannah's finally home and she wants to play. I've been trying to keep Hannah on task by sitting her and Emma at the table and giving Emma a pencil and paper so she can do homework too. Emma's imagination takes over from there and she'll draw pictures and write stories until Hannah's done. Miriam is content to roll around on the floor. She can roll both ways now and can pivot on her tummy to get to most things she wants. I keep forgetting her new-found mobility. The other day I put her down on my bedroom floor and walked away to take care of someone else. When I came back to her, she was halfway under my bed, trying to roll under it! Oh, boy.

5 comments:

Cailean said...

What a cute post! Cute cute cute. Miriam looks like such a sweetie. I'm sure she enjoys watching her sisters! Congrats on your older two moving up in school. Julia also starts preschool pretty soon and is so ready. I guess when they see their older sister going to school, they know what they are missing out on. Thanks for sharing such cute photos and great job on the haircuts!

The Nits said...

I am very impressed with your hair cutting skills! Poor Miriam she seems a bit left out of the whole hair occasion in the picture.
-Samantha

Hilary said...

Your girls' hair looks very cute. I have to tell you -- I cut my girls' hair almost exactly the same as you did. Morgan's is even a little bit longer than Brynne's; identical lengths with your girls. Funny. :) It also took a little getting used to, but I LOVE how much easier it is to comb their hair in the mornings! :)

HMichaelsen said...

Your girls are darling - and Miriam is getting so big! I love the pedicure picture! Cute idea!

Julie said...

I can just picture Miriam working her way under the bed. I would love to read Emma's stories she writes for "homework." Too funny!