Friday, August 15, 2008


well, we did it. we sent our big girl off into the wild, blue yonder this morning. she was soooooo excited leading up to today, getting ready this morning, in the car over to her school and walking in to the school. by the time we got to her classroom in the back of the school, she got REALLY quiet. I asked her if she was nervous (didn't want to use the word "scared") and she said "yeah, a lot."

daddy helped her meet the little girl, Alyssa, who sits across from her. both girls gave each other big smiles. seemed to help a little. but she asked me to stay until the other parents left. of course I did. after announcements and the pledge of allegiance, it was time for mommy & daddy to leave. big hugs & kisses and we pulled ourselves away.

I'd venture to say that walking away from that classroom was one of the hardest things we've done as parents to date.

Tuck said, "it's strange to leave our baby in the hands of someone we don't really know." yeah.

we're comforted by the fact that two families we know at the school have told us that she has the "best kindergarten teacher ever." the other, bigger comfort is that God has her in His hands, even when we don't.

now? her little sister is sleeping, I have a hugely messy house, loads of laundry, paperwork, etc... but I'm not sure what to do with myself.

I'm missing my girl.

below you'll find 2 pix of her sneak-a-peak night when she met her teacher, danced her tail off to radio disney, won a huge raffle drawing and loved every thing about it. the photos of her with her sissy, with her backpack and saying the pledge are this morning, on her first day of "real school" as she called it.

doesn't she look waaaayyy too big?


April said...

So hard to leave her with people you don't really know, that's exactly how I felt when my girls started school and I was just saying the same thing to Robyn a few days ago about sending Ashlyn off to camp, really far away earlier this summer.

It is so hard.

I can't believe our baby is in kindergarten! Just doesn't feel like that much time has passed.


Maddie- big hugs!!! Hope you liked your first day at school.

Marie said...

OMG...I'm crying! She looks so big and so little at the same time! Hopefully you will have lots of advice and hugs for me in a couple of weeks when I have to do the same thing.

I miss you all so much. Give those girls a big hug from the King's and tell them their Ms Marie misses them very much.

MC - I am so proud of you! You are such a big girl and I can't wait to hear all about your first day. Give your mommy a BIG HUG from me and tell her that it's all the way from London!

Take care...

Peace Out!

K said...

Girl, I couldn't even read your post without breaking into tears....for the umpteenth time today!

yes....what exactly is it about dropping our babies off for that first day of Kindergarten?

I'm praying for all of our kiddo's. Praise God that we know they are in His hands.

Rebekah said...

It's crazy how fast they grow up. Sigh.

Sarah W. said...

So sweet!!!

Addie said...

So sweet! It is so hard to leave them that first time. I remember wanting to chase after M on her first day. I really felt like I had just thrown her to a pack of ravenous wolves. It'll be slightly easier with baby C, but it's never EVER easy to watch them grow up. I cried yesterday with my little C.

Congrats on reaching this new milestone in parenting!

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

Awww. It's hard to believe she is old enough for school already. She is precious, and you are right, she is in very good and capable hands--HIs hands.

Emmers said...

Your little girl is so cute, I wish she could be in my class. Hope you are doing well.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I didn't think I was going to be able to send my oldest off to kindy two years ago. Now I've got two in school all day and it's gone so incredibly well! And I love watching them grow up!