Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Jamison's Special Day

Last year Rondell and I started a tradition of treating Jamison to a special day before school starts. Last year we went to Bob Evans and then to see her school (since that was the first year of her attending her elementary school).

This year we took her to lunch at Red Lobster, her favorite restaurant. Aunt Roni and Caleb went too and we had a wonderful lunch. Jamison told me that she was very excited to have everyone there with her for her special day. She's so sweet.

My almost first grader!

Give this girl a pair of sunglasses!

Posing in front of Red Lobster...she had the popcorn shrimp.

Jamison and her personality twin...Daddy.

Here's a picture of them last year. Wow, how time flies.

My friend Tonya and her little girl Jocelyn came over last night for dinner. Rondell made cookies with the kids. Jamison loved that because she loves to bake.

Here's a picture of Caleb and his future bride, Jocelyn (sorry for the bad picture):
We had a really fun day and I'm excited to continue on with this tradition. Tomorrow is the big day...I'll keep you posted.


Joanna said...

First grade!! How exciting. I just love the idea of a special day before school starts. What a great way to celebrate!

Ms. Tee said...

What a sweetie! She's so adorable and what a great tradition. :) I love to take similar photos every year and compare.

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

You know I love traditions!! Looks like FUN!!

You will have to get a shot of Jamison & her Daddy like that each year!! Just wait until she is 18!! Yikes!


Emily said...

what a sweet tradition! I hope her day goes well today!

Kell said...

wow the "last year" and "this year" pictures are great! she is definitely growing up into a little lady :) thats a great idea to do something like that.. little traditions make big events even more exciting for the little ones :)


Lyndsey said...

Looks like you guys had such a fun time! She is so cute.

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Awwww, she is just beautiful, Kelli! And look at the difference a year makes! We love traditions, too, and that looks like a great one!

~Bobbi~ said...

What a fun tradition! My son's favorite restuarant is Red Lobster. He always picks that for his birthday! My daughter is a first grader also. They grow up so fast!

Carrie said...

Wow, she's really grown in a year...sad how that happens so fast! She's just too sweet and adorable! That is a really great tradition and how memorable it will be! Can't wait to hear about her BIG day! So exciting!!!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Oh, these are such sweet pictures of your little {big| girl. I love the tradition of going out for a pre-school starting meal, and the pictures you shared of her and her daddy from last year and this year. Fun to see how grown up she's getting!

Hope 1st grade is a great year for Jamison!!

just jamie said...

I LOVE that you do this. What a special memory (for you ALL). And mmmm... popcorn shrimp!

And, oh, the pic of Daddy and J, a year apart... (sigh) they DO grow too quickly, don't they?