Thursday, August 16, 2012

First day of school

Tuesday was the first day of school, but we have been preparing for this moment for a while now. I made friendship bracelets with Taylynn and Preston so if they got scared or lonely at school they could look at there bracelets and remember I am at home waiting to come get them and that I love them.
I also bought them small crosses for there book bags to be a reminder that no matter where they go God is with them and they can take Him to school with Him because he lives in their heart. I taped the crosses inside so they could see them and so they wouldn't loose them.

 Monday night we had a meet the teacher night. This was so helpful to me and Taylynn and Preston. It was great for them to see their teacher and room; I think it helped them get excited.
Taylynn got a picture with her teacher, but Preston's room was full and busy so I didn't want to bother his teacher.

Tuesday came around and I was holding it together for the first time all week. I think I probably looked like a chicken with her head cut off because we were so busy.......welcome to the world right?? I got everything done I wanted to and we still caught the bus! 
I made a special breakfast for this special day, packed a lunch for Taylynn, took pictures outside with the chalkboard and pictures by the bus stop. After Taylynn left ( a little bit after 8am) I headed to the school to make sure she got there. It was a quick peek and picture in the doorway then we headed home. I began the process with getting Preston ready for school. His bus comes at 12:30 so I had a little bit of space. We played a little bit then took some more pictures and had a quick lunch. Then he was off. They both did great getting on the bus, I was so proud. Once Alayna and Chandler went down for a nap I kept myself busy. Thinking about it and crying about it doesn't make anything better so I carried on and soon enough it was time to pick them up. They had a great day, but they were really tired. Taylynn told me about the girl she sat with on the bus and going to lunch. She seems to love it, but when night time came around she said she didn't want to go back. She changed her mind when it was time for the bus the next day.

Preston seems so excited to get "punches" I guess if you get three you can go shopping??? I am rolling with it, no idea what he is talking about, but he has told me both days now that he got a punch. Oh and he tells me about snacks......I hope he is learning in the process of punches and snacks :)



  1. So glad the first day was a success!

  2. What a sweet mommy you are to them!

  3. Glad the first day was a success. Love the pictures with the chalkboard.

  4. So glad they had a great first day of school.

    Sorry for my absence but have problems with my computer and internet.