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Monday, August 22, 2011

Gettin' Ready For Some Football

So, I am not the biggest football fan, but I do love a cute little girl in a pink MSU football jersey!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

1st Day of FBC Amory 3 Year Old Pre-School

Today was Ainsley's first day of 3 year old pre-school at First Baptist Church, Amory. Daniel and I took her this morning and she was so excited to meet new friends. We could drop her off as early as 6:30 if we needed to and for me to make it to Tupelo to work we do have to drop her off early if I am taking her. So we got there right at 7:00 this morning just to make sure we had enough time in case things did not go well. But things started off great! As soon as we got there she saw about 10 kids watching a movie waiting for school to start and ran right over to the group. The lady sitting with them showed us where to put her stuff and Ainsley was so happy to put her backpack and napmat in her room. She gave me a big hug and kiss and ran back to the kids. Daniel was waiting for his hug. When she turned back she realized we were leaving and her cute little lips turned to a sad frown and the tears started flowing from Mama's eyes. I tried to hold it together and smile through my tears. I had to give her back to Daniel and leave because I did not want her to get upset. I then had to drive all the way to Tupelo alone, since my car pooler has grown up too fast for me. I did not cry all the way there, but it's my party (pity party) and I'll cry if I want too. So I made it through the day without calling the school to check on her and they did not call me, so I knew she was very happy. BUT I could not wait for the day to be over, so I could find out how her day went. I finally got back to the church and my little princess was so happy. She had painted a picture for us, colored, played and even had a "science" class to learn what items float and what items sink. She said she had a lot of fun and made a lot of new friends, but could not remember their names. I don't think I could ask for a better first day for my little girl. Thank you God for allowing Ainsley to have a wonderful day and please keep watching over her to keep her safe.

 Napmat, backpack, one happy little girl - check.

 Excited to go to school!!

 Ainsley was ready to go before we could get our stuff ready to leave.

 I love this little girl and can't believe she is growing up so fast.

Daniel loves this little girl sooo much!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mimi's 62nd Birthday

Mimi's birthday is here again, so we all went out to eat at Longhorn in Amory. She never wants to mention her age, so I won't post it in my comments (Ha!) She is the best Mother-in-law anyone could ask for, so it is a pleasure to celebrate with her at any age.

Our oldest nephews - Wes and Matthew

Kelly and Ann Elise

Ainsley is showing her true feelings about picture taking again!

Me, Ainsley, Kelly and Ann Elise

Kerry and Holly

Kelly and Matt

Sherron and Loyce (Ainsley's Great Grandfather)

I love this picture of Corbin.  It is like pulling teeth to get him to pose correctly, but this was all worth it!

Wes with his girls, Ann Elise and Ainsley

Mimi with all her grandkids - Ainsley, Wes, Matthew, Ann Elise, Kaylen and Corbin

Me and Daniel

Matthew and Wes

Mimi and her kids - Daniel, Sherron, Matt and Holly

Last Day of Daycare at Mrs. Hudson's

Friday, August 12, 2011 turned out to be Ainsley's unplanned last day at Mrs. Hudson's daycare in Tupelo. She has been with Mrs. Charlotte and Mrs. Mylinda since she was 6 weeks old. I had planned to move her next August (2012) to First Baptist Church, Amory for their 4 year old Pre-K program, but things unexpectedly changed. I got a call from the director letting me know they had some openings in the 3 year old class and they would love to have Ainsley. We felt like we had to make the switch, so Ainsley would get to know the children that she would be in school with in Amory. This was a very emotional decision. I had not been planning it, so I had not prepared myself for change. These women love Ainsley and I trust them to take care of her like I would my family. Needless to say when this all started Thursday I was a basket case, but survived Friday as I picked her up for the last time from the these wonderful ladies that have seen her almost everyday for the past 3 1/2 years. We are excited about FBC Pre-school. Ainsley can't wait to make new friends and meet her new teachers. It will be fun to see what she learns as each day passed in her new school!
I left my camera for Mrs. Mylinda to take pictures of Ainsley and her friends on Friday.

Ainsley's friends from daycare.  Sawyer, Ruth Ann, Carson, John Paul, Ainsley and JD

Logan and Ainsley

Sweet girls: Logan and Ainsley

Mrs. Mylinda and Ainsley

Ainsley and Mrs. Charlotte

This was Anderson's last day at daycare.  Ainsley, Anderson, Ruth Ann and John Paul

Lucas, Ainsley, Anderson and Ruth Ann

Buddies: Ainsley and Anderson

Ainsley, Lyric, Logan, Anderson, John Paul and Lucas