Sunday, October 24, 2010

We're still here...

Today was the first Sunday since our ward was divided. We have some wonderful new families that have been redistricted for our ward but it is bittersweet because many of our closest friends were also redistricted for another ward. Even though no one has actually moved, I can't help but feel like I am being left behind. Tonight I was looking back at pictures from Halloweens past and I realized that Rylee is the only child left in the Chapel Hill First Ward out of all of the children in these pictures from Halloween 2007. Not all were effected by this particular split, some moved away over the years, and there are many great friends not pictured to whom this applies as well. Nonetheless it is just Rylee left. I guess during this stage of life that may be typical and I can't say I know where we will be in 19 months (who's counting?) when Ry graduates, but still, it makes me feel...sad.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

What's on your mind?

Every few weeks at school it rotates around to Rylee's turn to write a sentence for morning message. I just love to see what is on her mind when she is not with me.

Here is a self portrait she did with the sentence: "Being me is fun!" I am so glad she feels this way!
Rylee is enjoying school and is starting to get the hang of reading...not like she is reading chapter books yet...but she is making progress everyday and it is fun to see light bulbs going off in her head as she begins to explore this whole new world of reading. She especially likes reading to Landon and, when he isn't too squirmy, he loves it too!