Monday, August 31, 2009

::first day of school 3rd grade::

Ok, so I didn't die running 20 miles, BUT I WANTED TO.

Anna started school last Thursday, but because I am lame I forgot to take a picture of her on her first day. So this is actually the 3rd day of school. Whatever. Here she is, in all her almost-9-year-old glory. I decided that our new tradition will be to take her first-day photo standing next to our baby crab-apple tree. That way we can see how she and the tree both change and grow. Right now both are kind of puny.



Please ignore our lack of landscaping. By this time next year, it will be a different story.



Our daughter has big feet, have I mentioned this? Actually, those are David's "bunny boots". I don't know why they are called that but apparently if you live in Alaska you need these or your feet will fall off. Anna thinks they are awesome. Next year they will fit her, I am certain of it. Right now she is wearing a women's size seven and a half shoe.


Anna, Skylar and Piper. My three favorite girls in the world.

In other news, my husband is finally home after being in Boston for a week. He brought me a box of pastries, carrying them across the country. I think he likes me. And I know I like him. Cannoli or no cannoli.

13 comments:

tallulah said...

I heard that girls with early foot growth have their periods at a young age. Good luck with that.

Blank Girl said...

Ah, David's a good husband. :) And Anna is sure growing up, holy cow! I can relate to the big feet thing, though. I was wearing a woman's size 6 shoe when I was -- get this -- six years old. =O I was a size 10 by age 11. I had bigger feet than all of the boys in 6th grade. . .

Jodi said...

Well, at least you and Tallulah can still take pictures of your kids. Adam won't let me near him with one anymore...

Mary said...

she is one beautiful girl!! Love your house!

Jodi said...

Oh, and I'm still in awe of the fact that you can run/walk 20 miles...

Dee said...

Third grade ! And a beautiful girl ! That's such a good idea to take her picture next to the tree---so we ( and you of course) can see how time changes both of them.
Good on ya for doing the 20 ! And I'm soooo glad you survived !

David said...

I love my wife and the kid too - but I want my Bunnies back!

Whosyergurl said...

Kate! Anna is growing like a weed! And how/when did her hair get so long? Is she like one of those Barbie dolls that you can just pull on her hair and make it longer? :-)
Hugs,
Cheryl in IN
WHOSYERGURL

kate said...

Cheryl, I've tried that with her hair and she didn't appreciate it. I might try it with my own now that I'm growing it out!

Linda said...

I can't believe how grown up anna looks in that pic where she's pulling the wagon. My Gob, she looks like a pre-teen already!
Run, Kate! Run!!!

Anonymous said...

Love your daughter and your house and you, even though you have probably killed the lavender plant by now.

kate said...

Dear anonymous,
What lavendar plant? You mean that weed thing in the plastic pot by the deck??

xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Anna is a beautiful and probably tall girl (shoe size 7 1/2 in third grade). Whather height and shoe size noe (2011)?