Monday, January 01, 2007

Year End Review - August

In getting ready for school to start, Emily decided to have her hair cut. This was the first big cut she had ever had. They cut off 8 inches from the back. A week later she went and had her ears pierced!! My little girl's growing up!!

We were able to take the whole family to see my friend, Kathy and her family before they left for the mission field. It was good to see her and her family. Kathy and I attended elementary school and Girl Scouts together (our moms were our leaders).

All the children started public school this year. This is the first time in eleven years that I haven't been homeschooling someone!!

Stephen and Bobby started Kindergarten at Limestone Central. Stephen has Mr. Howard and Bobby had Mrs. Woodlief. Mrs. Woodlief was Brenda's teacher in first grade (the year the twins were born). She said she remembered the twins coming to visit the school in their little double stroller.

Emily is in Mrs. Hammett's first grade class. Mrs. Hammett has been a doll. I'll have to take another post to tell about all that!!

Brenda started 6th grade at Granard Middle School. She loves it, but I sure do miss her being homeschooled.

Troy is in 8th grade at the same school as Brenda and Brian is in 11th at Chapman. I can't believe the older boys are THAT OLD!! :-)

We had fun celebrating Brenda's 11th birthday this year. It was a very special birthday. We took about 10 of her friends, plus Granny, Mrs. Gwyn & Sierra, and Emily to tea in Charlotte. We went to a cute tea room called LaTeaDa!! It was a very LaTeaDa day!!

They made her the most wonderful cake - beautiful and heavenly tasting!

Brenda got to wear a crown and be the Birthday Queen for the day.

They decorated the room beautifully. Each girl had a balloon tied on her chair. Pink tablecloths, flowers, lots of good food! They each had their own place card showing them where to sit. They got to go the the trunk and pick out dress up clothes - each girl got a dress, hat, gloves, hat, scarf or boa. They had such fun. It was a fun way to celebrate that special day!!! This is the biggest birthday party we have ever done - her daddy and I both thought every little girl needs one extra special birthday to remember!! (Plus she's not gonna be a little girl that much longer!!) I can't wait til Emmie's rolls around (she's already said she wants the same!!). I was very happy that Brenda got to celebrate with her Granny too!!

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