Today was a lonely day for me - kind of. Wednesday - Sept 8th, 2010 marked the first morning I have been without children since ~ well, since I started having kids. Sure, I've had mornings off for appointments or perhaps work meetings. But today was a "true" morning off. As you will read in a minute, Mattea started AM kindergarten last week and today my sweet little Paloma started preschool.
Isn't she a gem? She was beyond excited to be getting dressed, packing her backpack and heading into "school" just like sister. She's only been watching big sis do it for 2 years. Well today was finally her turn. She was excited when I picked her up and couldn't stop chattering the entire ride home. She told me about Piper (her new friend), cheez its(her snack), and of course kid zone. As she was crawling into her car seat, she looks up at me with her magnificent blue eyes and says "mama, my day was awesome. " I love you baby girl!
As for Miss Mattea, she started kindergarten last week. We are fortunate enough to have the means to keep her at her private Christian school this year for kindergarten. This is the same facility in which she has been attending for the last 2 years. She knows the staff and so do I, which is a huge help in calming the anxiety bug.
There is my pretty little princess on her first day. You can sense a bit of apprehension. She was a little nervous (and of course a little tired) but all in all it has been a very positive experience.
Both Dave and I have a good feeling about this upcoming school year. Although it has been an adjustment getting up each morning, juggling homework assignments, and rushing kids in before the bell rings, our family has such a sense of peace about what God is doing in the lives of our children. We are so looking forward to the 2010-2011 school year!