"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

Thursday, September 4, 2008

1st Grade


School starts late here, so today was Joy's first day of 1st grade. Do you think she was excited? We met her teacher at a ice-cream social on Tuesday, and she seems great. Joy was ecstatic! When we took her pictures this morning, we decided, instead of making her take normal pictures, to just let her be herself. Actually, John tried to tone down the poses, she was much more enthusiastic. What a ham!

I have been worried for a while that I wasn't really feeling the way I should be about Joy going back to school. I was almost as excited as she was a the prospect of the work I would be able to get done while she (and Paul soon) were at school. But, somehow, last night it hit me that she would be gone ALL DAY, like 8:30am to 3:30pm. I cried several times last night when it finally sunk in. Half-day wasn't so bad, but all day is a bigger adjustment. Anyway, she loved it. And, I must say that it was quite gratifying when she came home this evening and said how much she missed me. What a love.

Did I mention that Joy's skirts is one of my creations? I have a skirt I just love, and I took the idea and adapted it to this. Joy actually helped make it, she ran the pedal and I guided the fabric.
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5 comments:

Jennnnnna said...

What an amazing girl! Just hope she is always that excited for school!!

Celeste said...

I really like her skirt. You are so amazing!

Chivaun-o-rama said...

she's so adorable! I wonder if my mom cried when I was at school all day...

Probably not...she probably looked forward to the quiet. hehehe

Stacie said...

What are you going to do with yourself with all that time? I can't even imagine, and don't anticipate ever having the experience, as my life is about to get super busy.

Erin said...

Wow, Joy is sooo cute!! And so is that skirt!! I've decided that you need to make one just like that for Madison!! I mean you're not busy or anything...you have loads of time to do that!!! hehehe!!