I know I promised to post about a project that I'm working on for my office today, but I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to be a total Mom, and share way too many pictures of my sweet, new, first graders today!
Let's be honest, if I don't do it NOW, it won't happen, so the office project post will have to wait till tomorrow. (but I promise, it WILL go up) ha!
For some reason I got a bit emotional for this new year. I think the big reason, is because these girls have really grown up SO much in the past year. And this is the first time that they'll be going to school ALL day! Seriously, I can't even believe it! Truth be told, they are more than ready... and so am I. This Summer was long, and they are anxious to get busy learning and making new friends.
I wanted to do something extra special for them this year, because they were both a little nervous about being gone from me for so long. When we were out shopping the girls saw these pink rhinestone heart necklaces and wanted them. I "told them" that they were a bit too much money, and we were going to have to get them next time. Secretly I slipped them into our purchase and wrapped them up with a little note from Cason and I, for them to open this morning before they headed out.
They were beyond excited, and it was just a fun little thing for them to hopefully help them feel a bit more confident and happy, on this somewhat anxious day.
I'll let the rest of the pictures speak for themselves. But basically, I made sure I had lots of time to capture these sweet girls at this tender age, because it really just flies by way too fast.
The girls were thrilled to have a few of their best friends in their class again this year, and got right into the groove of things once they found their desks and got into the classroom.
All day school is a BIG adjustment for both kids AND the Mom, I think. On one hand I'm jumping up and down with excitement for a house that will stay cleaner longer, and kids who will now be entertained and kept busy for 7 hours of the day... but on the other hand, I'm just as anxious and nervous as they are, because you hope and pray that you've raised your kids the best you could, and that they are respectful, helpful and kind to everyone they associate with, when you're not around.
I know that these chicks will do fabulously, but it's still a little scary and sad to see my first little ones go.
So how did everyone else do on their kids' first day!?