Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Opening Day for Soccer!!

Soccer season has officially begun for us!! This past Saturday, Rosedale Soccer had its Opening Day festivities! It was a long day full of events, but it was lots of fun!! Kylie was excited to wear her uniform & see all her friends! They got to walk in a parade & have pictures taken before their big game in the afternoon! The best news of all was that Kylie's team, "The Blue Lightning", won their very first game!!!!!! Kylie & her teammates did a great job!!

Kylie all dressed & ready for Opening Day!!

The team banner - it looked GREAT!!

Getting ALL the kids from ALL the team together for a big group photo!

"The Blue Lightning" holding up their banner!

Kylie with Alexis & Dasha showing their team spirit!!

Our soccer star posing for her individual picture!

Here she comes!!! Through the Rosedale Soccer sign!

Listening to Coach Jim before the big game!

Getting in a little practice...

Let the game begin!!

Kylie & Alexis cheering on their team waiting to be called in!

Halftime break - they all needed a drink!

Go, Kylie, Go!!! She right behind the boy in yellow, trying to get the ball back from him!

Good game guys!! You all did great!!

The team lining up!

Gooooooo Lightning!!!!!

After the game, the parents form a tunnel for all the kids to run through while we cheer them on!! They loved it!!!
We are so proud of Kylie & her team!! She did come out early on in the game for a few minutes because she fell & got all muddy & started crying, but once she got a pep talk from her friend, Marissa's older sister, she was ready to get back in the game! We'll be sure to keep you updated on how her team does throughout the season!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Many Looks of Kindergarten!

So far, Kylie LOVES going to school! This week she started going ALL day everyday & wearing her uniforms to school! She has two different uniforms - one for Gym & the other for everyday. On Tuesdays & Thursdays she has to wear her gym uniform & her other one the rest of the days. She looked too cute in her formal uniform & saddle shoes! She looks so grown-up & when she put on her jumper for the first time she had to twirl in it to "try it out". She's growing up too fast! These are the times when I wish life had a 'pause' button!

Kylie wearing her gym uniform on Tuesday.

All decked out in her jumper & saddle shoes this morning! Our baby girl is growing up!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Kylie Starts Kindergarten!!

Well, it's official - our little girl is now a Kindergartener!!! This past Monday, Kylie started Kindergarten at St. Clement Mary Hofbauer School. She was SO excited & couldn't wait to see all her friends & her teacher, Mrs. Voglino. Of course, I had to take advantage of the special day with lots of pictures!

Kylie posing in front of the Blessed Mother.

Welcome Back!! What an exciting year this will be!!

Kylie standing by the doors she will go in every morning for school!

Kylie & her best friend, Cecily! They are big girls now!

Just a quick game of hopscotch before we need to start class!

Kylie handing Mrs. Voglino some papers we had to send in - Mrs. Gina & Mrs. Fran came to see the kids move on up from Pre-K to Kindergarten!

Let's all line up for Kindergarten!

Bye, Mommy!
I cannot believe my little girl is in Kindergarten! It was a big day for her & me - I just keep seeing my little premature infant staring up at me. It seems like I blinked & she's now a healthy, happy, 5 year old little girl! I'm so proud of you, Kylie!! Mommy & Daddy & Jillian love you so very much!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

All Aboard the Thayer Train!

The other night, after dinner, the girls made a train out of empty Pull-Ups & baby wipes boxes from Costco. They had a ball & Jillian kept saying "Choo! Choo!" Craig couldn't resist joining in on the fun too!

Jillian tried her hardest to push the Thayer Train, but I think Daddy was a bit too heavy for her! :)

I love this picture!
Next time you are around our way, stop on by!! I'm sure the girls would love to give you a ride on the train!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

2009 Carnival Parade

Every year midway through the week of the carnival, the Volunteers have a parade! This year, we got to walk to the parade, which was wonderful!! So, we packed up the stroller, grabbed our chairs, & headed up the street! The girls couldn't wait to see what would be in this year's parade! They loved waving to all the firefighters, police officers, girl scouts, politicians, dancers, & sports players! It wasn't as long as last year's parade, but we enjoyed it! Afterwards, we headed to Little Lou's for crab cakes & crab soup for dinner - a perfect end to the day!

Jillian enjoying a frozen Go-Gurt waiting for the festivities to begin!

Craig sat next to Jillian & when he sat down she put her little hand next to his on the arm of his chair - it was so sweet I had to capture it!

Kylie got the prime seat for the parade - on Daddy's lap!!

Baltimore County Firefighters carrying the colors to start the parade!

Hometown Heroes - the Rosedale Volunteers!

This is an antique rescue squad car - it looked like Ghostbusters!

The girls liked this one! Garfield caught a ride!

Work, Shop, Worship, Live - Rosedale, MD!!

An antique fire truck from Dundalk, MD

This was another favorite of the girls - County Council Chairman, Joe Bartenfelder drove down the route on his tractor!

The St. Clement Church Girl Scout Troop!

And the Brownie Troop!!

Kylie & Jillian loved watching them throw their batons!

Rosedale Soccer Club - we are signing Kylie up for Clinic next season, so she maybe on the float next year!!

New Edition Dancers!

Kylie & Mom-Mom trying to watch the dance routine!

Kylie just LOVED the parade & did NOT want to go home!
Only a few more days of the carnival - but I am sure we'll be headed back over before it ends! I know the girls will miss it once it's gone, but it'll be back next year!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Annual St. Clement/Rosedale VFD Carnival!!

It's that time of year again - the annual St. Clement School/Rosedale Volunteer Fire Dept. Carnival!! Since we live across the street now, the girls can see all the rides & tents from our house & have been more than eager to go! I get asked numerous time a day, "Can we go to the carnival?" or "It's still there, Mommy, can we go?" So, last night we all headed over for some rides, games, food, & fun!!

Mom-Mom got the girls ride wristbands so they could ride any ride they wanted as many times as they wanted! This was Jillian's first year riding the rides & she was SO excited & did really well on each one! She even rode some by herself when Kylie wanted to ride something different or keep playing games. They also LOVED playing the games & winning prizes! They won stuffed animals, a baby doll, a doll house, & a farm game! After a fun night, we headed home with some tears because they didn't want to leave....but tonight is the parade so there will be lots more fun - and pictures!!

The girls riding the "Wiggle Worm"

It went a little faster than we thought, but they did a great job!!

Pony Cart Ride! Jillian held onto the reins & Kylie rang the bell!

Hang on tight!!

Kylie couldn't wait to ride the Carousel!

Playing the "Best Stand in Rosedale" - Kylie was biting her nails waiting to see if her number would be called! It was!!!!

Jilly Bean riding the Jetskis!

Can you tell she's having fun???

Kylie's turn to ride the waves on the jetskis!
What a great time we had & we will definitely be returning before the week is over!! Tonight is the parade with lots of trucks, bands, dancers, & more! Keep posted for pictures! Thankfully, we don't have to worry about parking this year! :)