And here are some shots from what is becoming our "traditional" back-to-school back drops.
Remember this? Well, I have to honestly give all the credit to making our version of this teacher happy to my wonderful husband! I seemed to have lost my creative mojo along with feeling under the weather the last few weeks and Wayne did nearly the entire project himself! Our "apples" ended up being "lollipops" instead, but it still turned out oh-so cute! Thank you, Wayne, for making your daughter's first day of kindergarten so special!
Alise helped me with little happies for her school friends! I bought some packages of pencils on the dollar aisle at Target and we attached a 'Welcome Back' note from Alise tied with ribbon in school colors. Some pics of school friends!
We finally made it to Alise's new class. Her new teacher is Ms. H. Here she is with Alise and the happy we made. I am so excited about all the new things she is going to learn this year! And we are VERY excited to have our newest Mustang friend in our class, too!
I just love her self portraits!!
That morning was still hard for me. A part of me was happy that Alise was 'growing up,' but as we walked down that long hall, past the PreK4 and kindergarten classes, I could feel myself beginning to loose it. I was so sad that my Baby Girl was growing up! For some reason, the picture that kept popping up in my mind that morning, was of her two year old self sitting in a high chair at the day school she attended and when I thought of that picture and how much she had grown since then, I really just wanted to get in the fetal position and cry.
But I also want to say how excited I am about the new school year! For various reasons, there has been some teacher turnover this summer and we have some new faces on our campus. One of those new faces is a very sweet friend of mine and another is a friend of Wayne's that I have SO enjoyed getting to know over the past few weeks. I tell Alise all the time that I've got people watching her at school so she better think before she does something crazy! Ha! I am so thankful for our Headmaster, who is such a great man of God. We spoke to him at church last Sunday and he told us that the Board asked him how in the world he was able to hire so many new teachers so quickly. He said, "I prayed about it." That made my heart smile.
I hope your heart smiles ALOT this weekend!