Tuesday, August 24, 2010


When I picked Sara up yesterday, she started bawling and said she didn't want to come home, she wanted to live at school.  She cried the whole way home.  Then this morning, when I went to wake her up, she said, I'm too tired Mommy.  I just want to go back to sleep and miss school today.  Why do I feel like this won't be the last time I hear that phrase?

Monday, August 23, 2010

First Day of School

Sara did great going to school this morning.  She went straight into her classroom and put her things in her locker, then her teacher helped her find her chair.  She gave me a hug and a kiss and didn't have any hesitation about staying there by herself.  I only cried a little when we were leaving, so she didn't see me.  Pete, Sophie, Mom and I all walked to school with her, so she had quite the send off.  Anyway, here are some pictures.

She wanted to take her school stuff to the open house so her teacher could see it.
Meeting Mrs. Boyer and going over their schedule for the school day.
First lunch- Mini PB&J Sandwiches, Veggies with ranch dip, Watermelon and cantaloupe, string cheese stick, milk and a small package of candy.
Her piggie dishes and Barbie thermos.
I'm ready Mommy, let's go!

Check out my new backpack with a pony tail.
and my new pony lunchbox
We're off!
but not before we stop to take a picture with Daddy.
Almost there
So big, going in all by herself.
She found her locker and put her things in it.
Sitting in her chair waiting for breakfast

Standing to say the Pledge of Allegiance
Mommy, Daddy and Sophie walking home.

Last week Sophie started her first day of "school" too.  I joined a homeschool group that has classes on Friday mornings since they had one for Sophie's age and we have a friend who joined with a girl her age.  Bubbie bought her a new lunchbox and some dishes to go in the lunchbox, so she thought she was really big carrying a lunchbox like Sara did.  Since it was a small homeschool group, my friend and I stay in the classes with the girls.  Sophie walked right in and started playing with some toys, she didn't seem to notice whether I was there or not, at least at first she didn't.  There were a couple of other mommies in there and 2 "teachers".  They sang a few songs, talked about the letter A and sang the alphabet song, had a snack, made a craft, played with play-doh and even had a little P.E. time where they practiced doing somersaults and some other creative movement type activities.  After "school" we walked across the street and had our lunch at the park with some of the other mommies and kiddos.  She had a great time and told everyone that she ate apples at her new school.  I only got 3 pictures of her first day, but they turned out pretty cute. 

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Random Family Day in Lamesa

The girls and I went to Lamesa with Pete today while he went on a call for work.  We went to McDonald's to play while he worked next door. 

I see you!
I love the joy on her face in this one.  She loves sliding.
No more pictures mommy!
There was a weird, random "old car" on top of a building across the street.