Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I have spent the last 4 1/2 years worrying and stressing about sending my little Anna to school. It always seemed that I would never find a school that I loved for her, that I would be worried about her all day, that she wouldn't be ready, that Hallie would miss her....the list goes on and on. The last 6 months, however, it seems like everything has changed. She seemed to NEED more things during the day to stimulate her and I started thinking that I could use one less kid a little bit. So yesterday off she went to start her schooling career.

I have to say that I was more nervous than she was, I woke up with butterflies in my stomach like it was my first day, not hers! I kept asking her if she was nervous, and she always looked at me like I was crazy and would confidently say "No". Upon arrival to her school, she ran into a few little girls that she knew and then ran off to play on the playground. I, of course, stood around...unable to leave, unable to take my eyes off of my little baby that has overnight turned into a little girl. When the bell rang she hugged me and marched right into her class without a glance back. I was proud of myself because I didn't do the one thing that I always thought I would do on her first day of school...cry.

At home we kept busy and happy without her. I was SO ready to go pick her up at 12:20 and hear about her day. She was so happy climbing into the car, like a whole new world had been opened up to her. The first thing that she said about her day? "Mom, it was a dream come true!". I guess my baby is now a kindergartner!

So excited!

I like school uniforms more than I thought I would

Her new Barbie backpack from Grandma

At her school


Susan said...

What an exciting day! Anna looks really cute in her school uniform. Her red tights are great!

tessa said...

Congrats. You made it! Just gets easier from here:) Glad she love it.

Liz's Blog said...

Anna is soooo CUTE!!!! I miss her!
She looks so grown up in her uniform!!!! Great pics.
Did you see the wedding pics from Kalee's wedding on my page?

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you didn't cry! Just thinking about sending Grace to school is making me want to cry (and rejoice a little). The uniform is cute. I would DIE if I had to wear tights in this heat, though!

Jesika said...

That's so crazy...she a kindergartner!?!? Wow!! She looks adorable! I love the uniform!

the landreths said...

What a doll! I still can't get over the fact that you guys start school a whole month before us virginians :). She looks so cute.

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I am a stay at home mom of 4 beautiful, energetic children. Anna is 6, Hallie is 5, Linc is 3 and Port is our newest addition. Randy and I have been married for 8 years and love every minute that we get together.