Wednesday, September 4, 2013

First and 2nd first day of Grade 4!

This may be a new tradition for us...the AFTER the first day of school photo!

Em at the school in her Safety Patrol belt and she's ready to direct the world!!

The first day went very well, dropped her off at Champions(before and after school care) at 7:15am  (this was my first year of not being there to walk her to the door on the first day!  I did okay.), and she had to report for Safety Patrol before school started at 9am.  We got a breakdown of her day in bits and pieces and I imagine we'll be hearing more little bits for the next few days.

Sean and I each got a call from the principal around 5pm to see if Em would be open to switching classrooms.  We waited until we picked her up from Champions to see what she wanted to do.  Em had hoped to be in one class and that is where they actually placed her; she couldn't believe her luck, it was the first time she'd gotten the teacher she had hoped for!!   Well it turned out that the class had 37 students and that was a bit too much so she was one of the students asked to move.  We talked to the principal when we got to the school (I love the fact that she stopped and took the time to talk to us in the parking lot on her way out!); Em's first response was "NO!" but she decided to take overnight and think about it and a little bit after we had dinner she decided that she would be ok if she switched classes.  I have to say that we are very proud of Em and the way she handled the change and this morning is looking very forward to her 2nd first day of school!  Way to go Baby Girl!

Day 2 and ready to report!  Ceci, her new doll, has accompanied Em to Champions again this morning!!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Em's first trip to the American Girl Store in Columbus, OH

We traveled to Columbus for a pre-birthday celebration and a trip to the American Girl store...I'm pretty sure we'll be headed back!

On the road; Em and Lucy keeping busy!

Arrived at the hotel; they had a special guest check in for Em and Lucy and some
pretty cool surprises when we got to our room!  The pink bag had a travel bed in it!

This little bag was an extra that the hotel put together for Em's birthday!

Having some lunch before we head over to Easton Town Center and the American Girl store!

The fountain outside the store

Such a good dad to carry the bag!!

Relaxing along the way...

Having dinner at The Cheesecake Factory!!

What a ham!!!

Back at the hotel for the slumber party with Lucy and the newest addition to the family, Ceci!!
the hotel brought up milk and cookies and we watched an American Girl movie before bed!!