Thursday, September 09, 2010

First Day of School

Both girls just outside the door
to a new year of learning.

This year, for the first time, both Ella and Louisa will be attending the same school! They are both so excited to see each other on the playground and in the hallways.

I, on the other hand, am not sure how I feel about my little girls growing older, bigger and more independent. I have loved the time we have spent together this summer and am not ready to see such a good thing end!

Ella seems to "know the ropes" and is willing to share her comfort level with school with Louisa. And Louisa, lacking such "expertise" has leaned on Ella for guidance (as well as hand-me-down shirts and socks!).

So, when the noon dismissal of Kindergarten came, I anxiously awaited the visual report of Louisa's first day...

...and her smile says it all: Success!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Your Golden Star

by Louisa

You have a golden star inside of you; it helps you shine bright and be happy. You also have a golden seed inside of you. The seed grows and grows and grows so it is big. Know what that is? That's the Holy Ghost.

Today I learned about paying tithing. I know it is kind of hard, but we have our money to spend and save. I really want some special crayons that are from a different country that are not small but that you can write with, just like normal crayons.

When you are a little baby and you are in heaven, Jesus is protecting you. He never gets mad at you.

Once I saw a baby duck. It was really soft, but I didn't hold it. But it made me think about the seed and the star. That made me think about all of the times when I listen to my mom and I feel warm inside.