Monday, August 27, 2012

The Big Day

We survived the first day of school!  :)
Not so sure about tomorrow, but we'll think happy thoughts!

Our little family 
has been visiting the school pretty frequently.
Abby has been hanging out for small bits of time & getting comfortable.
{Thanks, Ms. Stacie!}

Last Thursday, we went to see the class lists & Abby met her teacher.
Well, her teacher has been teaching for 33 years.
And she loves singing.  And dancing.  
Most importantly, she loves drama!
{we'll have to see if it's the Abby-type of drama!}
So, she gave Abby an envelope to open on the night before school starts.
Fun, fun!
Last night was the night & she opened the letter...
click on it & hopefully you can read it.
{if not, I'll type it out when I have more energy!}
What an answer to prayer--it was like it was written directly to her.  :)

 It really did help & she seemed excited...she gave Beks a couple of pieces of the *magic stuff* too!

Before school...
Mommy & Daddy had a hard time getting her to leave the house!
She was not happy & was starting to get pretty upset.

Brad did go with her to talk to the teacher when we got to the school.
Abby told Mrs. Harvin that one of her biggest fears was how to ask to go to the bathroom & how to get there!  That's a pretty big step for A, so we were proud of her!

The day seemed to go pretty well.
Seems like she had a mixture of good moments mixed with some not so good.
Some new friends, some hugs & a good teacher...
were a few of the good.
Things she's not so keen on yet...
P.E., girls who yank you back into line (yes, homeschooling, we don't practice standing in line!), and short lunches/recess!

AFTER school...
a little happier!

Fun with sissy

Complete silliness!  :)

We ended the day with an impromptu neighborhood pizza party.
{thanks to Daddy being the pizza delivery guy!}
It is a true blessing to be in this little square & have all these kiddos running around playing.
Hope to soon report that A is loving every minute of school!  :)


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great 2nd grade teacher! Abby looked good on her first day. Loved the letter from her teacher - good idea for that girl! Tell her Grandma will see her soon and I hope to see her school then. Oh, & Uncle Ben, too.

Anonymous said...

I'm so proud of Abby for being so brave! It is very hard to go to a new school, especially for the first time. Miss you all so much, but the blog helps a lot! Love, Auntie Sharm