Thursday, August 26, 2010

3 Firsts and A Second

It has been a very full couple of days here in our home.
Filled with milestones for each of our 4 kiddos!
YESTERDAY was the first day of school.....
My A started the 3rd grade. I seriously can't believe it.
She was very excited to get to school
Her friend Sarah is in her class.
She is usually my shyest and most bashful child.
Often, she has a hard time being left alone without one of us
to be a buffer and make her feel more comfortable.
So, as we walked arrived at her classroom, I wondered
how long it would be before she was ok with
us moving on. But, Sarah was already at her desk and
we were blessed to find that A's was right next to it.
She barely blinked.
So proud of her!!!
My social butterfly started the 2nd grade.
She was very excited to meet her teacher.
We arrived at her classroom and she,
of course, ran right in.

B had MMO yesterday morning so L and I spent the morning
together celebrating her last day of summer.
I don't have any pictures of us because we
were too busy hanging out together.
We went for breakfast and ate pancakes at
a fun restaurant in town. We then did a little shopping
and got a package of silly bands for she
and her sisters to share.

We waiting anxiously for the other two girls to get home
so we could hear about their first days of school
We walked to the end of the driveway and waited
and watched for the bus....

It finally arrived and these two smiling faces jumped off
I was so glad to see the smiles.
It let me know they had a great 1st day of school!

Daddy came home to be here when the girls got off the bus.
SO, that we could go get ice cream.
This is a tradition we started last year after our friend, K
asked us to join she and her kids in their
already established tradition of getting
ice cream on the first day of school.
On the drive over, we were happy to hear that both girls
like their teachers and sound very excited about
this new school year!

We arrived at the ice cream shop and
were happy to find many friends there.
We all got ice cream (well, I got
raspberry sorbet) and had
a great visit with friends
celebrating a new school year.

The little brothers of all these big girls
reaped the blessings of the celebration, too!

Here they are!!!!
In this picture there is one 6th grader.
Two 3rd graders,
One 2nd grader,
and Two Kindergartners!
(and an aside-- you see those waffle cones they are holding?
They are freshly made for each person.
So you get cold ice cream in a hot waffle cone --yum-o!)
A was having a good time.....being a snake ? or cleaning the floor maybe. =)

J really liked this red desk!

Miss L started Kindergarten!!!!
She carried her brand new Princess Backpack.

We arrived at her classroom, she found her hook for her
backpack and hung it up. After unloading it
all by herself.
We walked into the classroom and
I wrote a check for some fees.
L joined the other kids on the rug
looking at books and didn't look back.
I had to ask for a good bye hug....
I think she is going to be fine!!!
And I can't wait until she gets home
to hear how much she loves it!!!!
this little boy is 2!!!!!!

They are all growing up so fast.
I love watching them grow.
Seeing them learn new things and
watching their personalities form
more and more each and everyday.
BUT, I am amazed that we are 9,7,5 and 2.
Wasn't I just getting married and giving birth to #1 yesterday?
I want to be so very aware of each and every moment I
have with them. I want to see and feel and be here for
each and everything they do!
Lord, can you please slow down time just a little so I won't miss a thing!!!!
Having a rather melancholy day.....
Hope your Thursday is great!!

in HIM--


Mandy said...

What exciting milestones! Happy to hear they are all adjusting the new chapters in their lives

Wendy said...

I forgot you have two August birthdays. And with school starting, August is a busy month for you guys. Hope you're all doing well.

Ginger said...

This post made me cry! They are growing up waaay too fast for sure!! Glad I got to see you all last weekend! Love you!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

It seems to me like you JUST HAD #4! Crazy how time flies, even in blogland :)