House For Six

Off To School!

Deme Crinion2 Comments

Our big girl is a Kindergartener this year and I am beside myself!  When did she grow up!?!?

The night before the first day of school, there was a parent orientation in the evening.  It had been a busy day and when James got home from football practice we had a 10 minute hand-off before I had to run out for the meeting.  I gave him a quick rundown of how naps went for the boys and what time everyone should be ready for bed. 

Driving to the orientation, it hit me that Mia would probably be in bed by the time I got home.  Wait!!  I wouldn't be able to pick out her outfit with her!  Or talk to her about how the day would go as I tucked her in bed!  Or give my not-quite-but-almost-kindergartener one last goodnight kiss!  I AM NOT READY FOR THIS!

I fought back tears as I pulled into the parking lot.  As it turned out the orientation meeting finished right around the time Mia starts getting ready for bed.  I was supposed to stop at the grocery store on the way home, but instead rushed back to see if I could catch her before bed.  Sure enough, her Daddy had her all tucked in and was singing her song that we sing together every night.  I made it.  We talked about the day, she showed me the outfit she chose and her sweet joyful spirit was just bursting with anticipation.  I love this girl.  Thank you, Lord for letting us have that moment. 

Yesterday was the first day and she did so well!  Absolutely no hesitation at drop-off (basically shooing us goodbye) and so excited to meet her "new friends".  I was surprised she wasn't upset that her friends from last year wouldn't be joining her for kindergarten.  For the past week she has been asking when she gets to meet her new friends and we are praying that she will quickly make some new sweet friends in her class.

She chose her outfit for the first day of school and gasp!  It wasn't a dress!
 For some reason she wanted her blanket at her feet (2 stuffed animal friends are off to the sides).  She is wearing shoes in this pic but we'll take another picture on the last day of school to see how much she's grown. 

Of course, Sully had to get in there too.  Also with his blanket at his feet.  He's not wearing shoes in the pic.
Sully is going to school this year too - just 2 days a week from 9-1130.  He doesn't start school until September, so we have a few weeks to ease into our new routine.  I'm sure I'll be a mess as I send two of my babies off to school but I'm also so excited for all the fun that's ahead.  We're ready for a great year!