Monday, August 27, 2012

1st Day of School

I'm not ashamed to admit the tears have been flowing for days.
 Starting school is so very bittersweet. Samantha had a great preschool experience with 2 years at home with me and her friends doing Joy School. Then, last year we put her in a Christian-based preschool. We really feel like the preschool helped ease her into the concept of going to school.
She is a very spunky, spirited, energetic 5 year old and ready for the challenge of Kindergarten.
We drove to the school and parked around the block. She was 10 steps ahead of us all morning. 
"Are you guys coming?!"
Blake took the day off to see her off to school...and console me and Alayna during the day.
The sunglasses hid a lot of silent tears.
Alayna couldn't keep it together...I feel you, little one!

Sam and Emilynn. Partners in matter what!
Getting off the bus. Her excitement could not be contained! We headed straight home to go through her backpack. She was thrilled that WE had homework...not her. She spent the rest of the afternoon pretending to be the teacher to the rest of us. We got lots of marks in our folder for talking.
Mary Beth, Sammie and Emi
Sweet reunion.

1 comment:

Jackie Pickett said...

This blog post warms my heart Jamie...not only as a mother but as a teacher for many years. You will be so glad you have created your blog! does get a little easier when your other children go to school...but not so easy when they leave home for good.