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Our Very First First Day of School

September 11, 2009

She was so proud of herself yesterday morning. She got ready for “cool” at least 5 different times, squealing with glee each time.

{This bad pic is from my phone, but she just looks so excited and proud

standing there ready for school that I needed to share!}

I was so proud of my big girl when I dropped her off. She was the only one who ran right in and started playing without even a glance back at me. She’s been Miss Independent since the day she was born.

On a simple level, I wanted her to cry and not want me to leave and beg me to stay with her(forever and ever). On an immediate level, I was grateful – her little brother was a hungry hungry hippo and I needed to go feed him. On a Mama Bear level, my heart was bursting with pride for this sweet girl. It felt so good to know that she was comfortable staying and it felt even better when I picked her up and the teacher told me that she could tell that Mia would be her helper – she had listened well, picked up when it was time and most importantly been so kind to all of the kids that were apprehensive, talking to each of them and asking them to play, patting them like a little mommy(even though theirs were there).

{From her Open House night before school}

I didn’t cry once and I’m not sure how that’s even possible. Maybe because if I had cried, it would have been tears of joy and only bittersweet sadness – watching my little girl grow up is  blessing beyond belief and to see her just jump right in feet first and with a smile on her face makes me so happy that my heart could just burst.

How we got from this:

To this:

in just 2 short years is beyond me!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. ischwab permalink
    September 11, 2009 9:41 am

    My heart is swelling for you! What an adorable, confident girl! Good job mama🙂 I absolutely love her attitude in that last picture!!
    (and on a superficial level, her hair is what I dream Emma’s will be)

  2. September 12, 2009 3:30 am

    What a beautiful little girl! That smile! (and little hungry hippo is adorable too!!) The time just flies, they are so eager to be ‘big’ and out into the world..and we are so hesitant and worried. It’s hard to believe they are ‘big’ enough to do these new things! My daughter is 3 1/2 and wow, am I in disbelief at the years flying by.

  3. August 24, 2010 1:07 pm

    I found you over at Nie’s show and tell. I thought that you might enjoy a project that I have going on over at my Blog. Every Tuesday I host The Happiness Project. You simply post a photo of something that makes you happy and then link up.

    I’m trying to take over the Blogosphere with happiness. Here is a link to this week’s post if you want to see what it’s all about.

    http://leighvslaundry.blogspot.com/2010/08/happiness-project-week-25.html

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