This is what happens when Brandon wants to take the girls on a date day without my supervision. We have a few pets....well kinda of. Brandon took the girls on a daddy daughter date last night. He told them that they get to pick out a pet! Ashlyn was so excited she thought she was going to pick out a dog or a cat and our sweet little Brooklyn was so excited that she was going to get a penguin! :) But they got to pick out some fish! :) They were stoked! When they came home they told me all about it and showed me their new pets as we all put the fish bowls together. Ashlyn named her big fish Big Boise State (because it is orange of course) and Brooklyn named her big fish Alley. All the small fish get new names every time we ask we will just call them the other 5. They are so excited and happy to have a pet to take care of! We all know what happened last time we had fish, oh that crazy Christmas party at our house with a bunch of 3 year-olds. Hopefully this time the fish will last a little longer! :)
Ashlyn made a little present for her teacher Ms. Rigby
Ashlyn and Emma
Tuesday, August 30th Ashlyn had her first day of Kindergarten! She is in afternoon kindergarten this year and just loves every minuet of it. The week before school started she went in for an assessment and when we walked into the school for it she was holding my hand and then started to rub my arm. (A little background on Ashlyn she is super confident and loves to meet new people and has talked about going to school for a long time. When she was little and on occasion now she will rub my arm for comfort to go to sleep) So told her you are going to do awesome and we get to meet your teacher this is going to be fun! She looked up at me and said "Mommy I'm nervous!" That was the first time I had seen this side of Ashlyn. As soon as we walked into her classroom she perked right up and I could tell she was going to be ok. A few days before I had a little break down thinking of my sweet little Ashlyn going off to school. I can't believe I she is old enough to be going to Kindergarten! I knew she was going to love it but it's still hard to think they grow up so fast. I was very excited to have her start her schooling chapter of her life. So the first day of school she was so excited she even got in the same class as her cute little friend Emma. They were super excited to be in the same class! :) I thought I was going to have a hard time and cry like a baby when I walked her into the classroom but I didn't! I gave her a little bracelet to wear so if she ever missed me while at school she could look down at her bracelet and it would be like I was holding her hand. So I think that helped me more than it helped her. :) I am so excited for her to learn and to go to school!
We were married January 24, 2004 in the Boise, ID temple. It was such beautiful snowy day. It was a perfect day to start such a wonderful marriage. Brandon is my rock I love him so much I am so thankful to have him a part of my life and my best friend. We have two wonderful girls and an energetic happy little boy! I love them all so much! I LOVE being a mom! :)