Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Ode to Beautiful Children!

I know that this should actually be called "Kelly's First Day of First Grade", but I think she looks adorable today, so therefore she deserves an Ode (honestly, I don't think I really know what an ode is, but I'm going to do my best here.)
Secondly, I know that I am bragging on my beautiful child, but if you were to see my baby pictures you would understand why I am shocked to have such a beautiful girl.(not that I was super ugly, but I was no Gerber Baby)
Yesterday Kelly asked me if I would curl her hair for school! I tried to keep my composure (although, we all know how excited I really was) I said sure! Right there is a HUGE difference between my beauty and me.
-----FLASHBACK AHEAD-----

I remember my school picture day for First Grade. My mother decided to curl my hair for school pictures (she might say I wanted it, but I would say she is delusional) I already had my hair in a pixie cut so it was super short. Now anyone knows that you don't curl short hair, because then it just looks stupid. Once my mother started she couldn't stop, well you can't really I guess. Half a head of curls would probably have looked even worse. It was a battle for both of us. In the end I think it turned out to be a losing battle for both of us.

I ended up with the awful curls, and she ended up with a daughter who's hair resembled Bozo the Clown. When I looked in the mirror I started bawling (it really was that bad). Then she tried to make it all better by letting me wear one of her necklaces. It didn't really help though, it's kind of like when your child falls and breaks their head open. Sure you can give them an ice cream, but that doesn't change the fact that their head is broken.
With my head of curls, someone should have broken my head... yes it was that bad.

-----FLASHBACK OVER-----

So in honor of what a head of curls should look like, I have posted some pics from this morning. Kelly was really excited for school. I'd like to say that I was excited for her too, but I'm not. I enjoy her company, her smile, her sense of humor and her love for her siblings. She is the peace maker among them. She is the program director for all things imaginative and I am going to miss her... again.

Annual 1st Day of School Picture on Porch

Annual First Day of School Picture with Parents

Annual First Day of School Candid Shot

Annual 1st Day of School Picture with sister on Front Porch

Annual 1st Day of School Picture on Bus with friends

Delaney, Sophie and Kelly. Too bad that sticker is in the way

15 comments:

Gram said...

What a doll my Kelly is. I am so glad she likes school. These pictures bring back a flood of memories of 1st days of school for Heather, Mike, Meg and Adam. Wow, where does the time go?! Thanks for taking and sharing the pics. Love you.

K2 said...

Seriously, you crack me up. I had the poodle hair in the 6th grade so I can imagine what yours might have looked like. I seriously looked like a poodle. Really.

Nonnie said...

You were and still are beautiful

The Wehrmeister's said...

Ahhh, but mother I am like a Van Gogh, my true beauty won't be realized till I'm gone.

The Loveridge Family said...

She is adorable...her hair looks great and I love her dress!

KC Kanenwishers said...

She really is beautiful...and so are you silly.

Holly said...

She is so cute! When did she stard losing teeth? Julianna's are still in there pretty solid.

Gordon and Alana said...

What precious pictures! I love the picture of Kelly smiling from the bus...it brings back so many memories and makes me get teary eyed. You are a great mom! You can tell that your kids are well loved. -Alana

elizabeth said...

Yes, Kelly looks beautiful. But she gets in from her Mama. Is she "Slipping Through Your Fingers?" haha. Had to quote the musical.

The Divine Miss A said...

She's so cute! (You were too. So there.)

Heather said...

Wow, Kelly has grown up. She looks so cute and happy. I love the bus picture with her friends. Wish your mom could find one of those pixoodle pics of you and post it for us. love you--

emily and adrian said...

I LOVE her outfit!  She must have felt so confident, looking so pretty!  Good job Mom. 

Amy R said...

I can empathize... I had annie hair. I curse my mother to this day... if only throwing away the pics made it actually have not happened.

emily and adrian said...

Let's see, where could she have picked up those good looks...hmmm, maybe it has something to do with genetics, just a thought.I love her eyebrows!  And that dress is awesome!

Shortcake and Company said...

Jen, you are really funny. I love your sense of humor and how you write it into your posts too. Now on to your girls...they sure are beautiful! I love, love, love the outfits...those are so cute! Way to go on not giving Kelly a "bozo" styles hair do too.