Friday, August 21, 2009

GOOOOO WILDCATS!!


Yes, it's official. Halle is in Kindergarten at Black Rock Elementary. In true Halle fashion, on the very first day she marched in like she owned the place, hung up her backpack, and with nary a goodbye kiss was off to conquer the world. I think she gets that from her dad, b/c before I even had time to let the tears well up in my eyes, he had whisked me out the door. And that was that.

Little Josh was so cute. I said to Rusty as we were walking home, "Well, I guess it's just me and the boys." Josh got so concerned and he said, "We don't have our girl anymore. We sent her to kindergarten! Oh no!"

So in honor of my Halle girl I thought I'd tell you what we love best about this little (oh, I mean BIG) girl.
-She really is a sweet sweet girl. She is thoughtful and kind and always wants to make others happy.
-She is a good friend to Josh. You would not believe the antics these two come up with. The latest is "space walking." Halle gets in her top bunk, and Josh on the bottom. Then they both climb to the outside rails and walk along the edge. This is space walking.
-She is so friendly. You better believe if we're at the park, Halle's made a new friend to play with.
-She loves animals. She wants to be a cowgirl when she grows up, and is currently saving her allowance to buy a pet. (Uh....when should I tell her the best pet she's going to get is a goldfish?)
-She loves all things Princess, Pony, or Barbie. She also loves her stuffed animals, whose names change on a regular basis. Every night she has what she calls a "BIG SNUGGLE." She piles all her animals on the bed and then snuggles them all at the same time. So funny!
-She is an awesome reader. She could read before she was 5 and I wish I could take credit for my amazing parenting skills, but I can't. It's just something that came very naturally to her.
-She hates having her hair brushed. I swear she has the most sensitive head in all the world. She ends up in tears just about every day when it's time to do hair.
-She is a GREAT help with the baby. She'll always run to get me a diaper or blanket, or if he's crying she'll go coo at him and love him.
-She loves to hear stories about herself when she was "little." She also loves when Rusty and I tell her stories about our childhood. She makes us repeat them over and over.

Halle, we love you and know you are going to have a fun and exciting first year of school!

8 comments:

Carlie said...

I can't believe she is in kindergarten already! My eyes teared up when I read all the cute things about her! She got so big so fast. Those pictures are so cute, and Halle will probably be the most popular girl in school! Tell her I love her and miss her, and chloe does too!

Angela said...

I love to hear stories about the kids! Halle is so cute! Nathaniel and Kenayde have been best friends since little tykes! Do you have any detangler spray for her hair? Olivia has a sensitive head too and spray does wonders!

The Loveridge Family said...

I can't believe we have kids old enough to be in Kindergarten. That is sooooo cute what Josh said on the way home. Halle-You look so cute in your new back pack and clothes!!! Hopefully she'll continue to be excited to go!!

Susan said...

We love Halle, too! :)

And, we've never found a miracle for tangles - I've just told my girls that sometimes it "hurts" to be a girl (and MORE THAN THEY KNOW!!:). Usually I just try to let them play in the sink or watch cartoons while I brush away. Distraction sometimes works, but mostly it's painful. Good luck!

Susan said...

We love Halle, too! :)

And, we've never found a miracle for tangles - I've just told my girls that sometimes it "hurts" to be a girl (and MORE THAN THEY KNOW!!:). Usually I just try to let them play in the sink or watch cartoons while I brush away. Distraction sometimes works, but mostly it's painful. Good luck!

Sharon said...

Amen to the list of why we love, love, Halle. And I still think you are very mean parents to not let Halle have White (her favorite cat in the world) come and live at YOUR house. Love, Granny B. (White's caretaker)

Curtis and Amanda said...

Kindergarten?!! How exciting! Good luck Halle! She's a cutie.

Lucky 7s said...

WOW... how fast they grow! Three words - cute, Cute, CUTE!!!