Monday, August 24, 2009

First Day of School

I am a little teary eyed this morning after sending my baby boy to kindergarten. Gameboy was so excited about his day and ready to go. I think it helped him so much to have Princess there with him. They woke up to their alarm and got ready all by themselves. I was so amazed to see them ready to go before 7:00 am. We ate breakfast together, packed lunches, and took a few pictures. Then we were off to the bus stop. This is the first year for Princess to ride the bus. With the arrival of the twins and the fact that they are together, I am finally brave enough to let them ride. Now I am praying it goes ok.

Gameboy doesn’t really like to have his picture taken, but we tried to get a few.                                                   IMG_1304                                                 Princess loves to pose for the camera and tell Gameboy how he should pose. She really is a good big sister and loves her brother very much.


This is my favorite one from the morning.


I can’t believe how grown up she is getting.  Especially when I compare her 3rd grade picture to her kindergarten picture.  





Dear Lord,

I pray a special prayer for Princess and Gameboy today. I pray that they will love school and learning.   Please give them ears to hear instructions and that they will respect and obey their teachers. I pray that they will be a light in the classroom. Give them kind words to speak to others and bring Godly friends to them.  Protect them and keep them safe.

We reviewed the bus number, our address, and phone number while waiting for the big yellow bus.










Gameboy said, “Mom, I’ll see you at 3:00. Don’t be sad while I am gone.”  The house is so quiet. As per doctors orders, I will have my feet up until they get home hoping to keep the babies in a few more weeks. IMG_1312Jake




Thank you Lord for giving me these two precious gifts! I can’t believe how fast they have grown up. Help me to treasure each moment I have with them.



  1. I cannot believe how much Princess looks like you - gorgeous kiddos!

  2. Oh my...I'm fighting tears as I read.

    You're a brave Mommy!!

    Imagine sending your kids to school in another country when they'd never been to school before. (we'd always homeschooled) And they only knew a few phrases in Portuguese!!---That's what I did last fall. Boy was I a nervous wreck!!

    You'll get used to the quiet...enjoy it while you can, soon enough you'll be busy as a bee!!

  3. I love your prayer. I'm wiping tears from my eyes. Princess is certainly growing into a wonderful young lady, and Gameboy knows how much you'll miss him.

    Don't you love the independence and self-confidence that starts to bud when they start riding the bus?! Enjoy having your lots and watch daytime tv.

  4. I do feel for you,
    Before you know it school will be out again.