Wednesday, August 11, 2010

First day of school......(and B&W Wednesday)

Well, today is the first day of school for us. My baby is officially in school now. Sophia has a fabulous teacher Mrs. C. She had a pool party 2 weeks ago so the kids could meet her, her assistant Mrs. T and the students in the class. On open house Monday, Sophia went right in to the class and found her spot. She was a little shy but this momma was a tad worried. Yesterday we talked about the first day of school, went to the lake, and watched a movie before bed. While I was cooking supper, Mrs. C. called to talk to Sophia! She told her how much fun they were going to have and what they were going to do today. At open house, we got a folder labeled "Sophia's Homework Folder" but really it had homework for ME! LOL In the folder was a sealed envelope that said "Do not open until the first day of school". Inside there was a letter to Sophia and a poem for me.

Every one has a "first day"
when they feel sad and all alone,
it can be so scary
when you're out on your own.

And I know that a "first day"
can be full of doubts fears,
but they're full of new beginnings.
Take my hankie dry your tears.

You'll find lots of things to do
and you'll probably make new friends.
I promise we'll be together
when the school day ends.

Here comes the teacher
blow your nose and be brave.
Come on now and wipe your eyes,
this is no way to behave.

Well good morning teacher.
We really must beg your pardon.
No, MOMMY doesn't always act this way,
but it's my first day of....KINDERGARTEN!

Olivia is starting 2nd grade this year. She also has a teacher named Mrs. C. She seems really nice and I believe Olivia will do well in her class. Unfortunately, we are over cap size in several 2nd grade classes so they may need to add a teacher. I hope if they do Olivia will get to stay in Mrs. C's class. They have changed the discipline guide that they've had the last several years so I hope this works better for us.

Here are the pictures from today. I used my point and shoot instead of dragging my big camera in today. Sorry there are more pictures of Sophia than Olivia. And since it is Black and White Wednesday at my friend Lisa's blog here, I made one of the pics black and white.
first day of school B&W


  1. love the first shot, the holding hands! I think it's adorable how their backpacks are almost as big as they are, too cute. ;)

  2. My son started kindergarten yesterday also, I think he was far to excited to even remember to be scared. I hope they had a great first day! Sweet picture of them walking together with their backpacks. :)

  3. Oh that first shot is cute, I can still remember my first day :)

  4. cute! They look so sweet walking together holding hands! Back to school is always and exciting, nervous and busy time for all!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  5. For cute! Those backpacks look huge next to their teeny tiny bodies. Good thing they don't have a lot of books yet, right? Hope they had a great 1st day back!

  6. Oh my goodness, school already!! They look adorable and I'm sure are going to have a fantastic year.

    That poem is precious and almost made me cry!

  7. I love the first shot. Hand in hand. So precious!

  8. the photo of them holding hands and walking to their new adventure....that is precious!!

  9. Love the backpack picture! My oldest daughter took that same shot of our little ones on their first day---kindergarten and second grade also!

  10. Can't believe our girls are kindergartners! That poem could have been written for me - I was boo-hooing a lot that day.

  11. OH HOW CUTE!! Look at the girls hand in hand on their way to school..... SUCH A PRECIOUS MOMENT Becky!!

    Hopefully the first day was great and the school year is off to a great start!!



  12. Wow, what an awesome teacher! I love that she is so sensitive to how the children AND moms might be feeling on the first day of school. Rachel heads off to school for the first time next week, and I'm already close to tears over it. Love the huge backpacks! SO cute! I hope the girls both have a great school year.

  13. Your girls look adorable! I remember the first day of kindergarten with my older two-so bittersweet!

  14. Hi!!!!
    Are you buried in Lightroom and post editing? I hope re-entry after a few days of playing with the girls has been great!

    Hugs from MN!


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