Friday, August 9, 2013

First Day of Second Grade

It literally feels like yesterday that I laid in bed with my tiny sweet Charli. I snuggled her knowing that no longer would she be all mine. Because she would impact so many hearts of her teachers throughout the years. It is a wonderful thing to watch your children grow, but it is also one of the most bittersweet things I have ever endured. On the first day of preschool, I pulled myself together and I did not shed one tear until I watched her grab her best friends hand and walk into class. From there until the time I picked her up, I worried, I cried, and I smiled at what a big girl she had become. 

Just as I tell parents that are heading back to work after their new baby is born, "it gets easier." Each day does and especially each year. The milestones of reading and the sweet songs to remember things by turn your sadness into a feeling of accomplishment. 

Yesterday, when I told my girl goodbye I reminded her how quickly time flies by - because literally it was just yesterday! But I also reminded her to do well in class, and make a new friend. By the time she got off the bus, one friend is what she needed to accomplish for her first day, and she did just that.

I am pretty sure that I love this years outfit more than words can describe. It's cute, sassy and oh so true! 

This year on her first day of school 8-8-13 Charli Beth is:

-7 years old
-42 lbs
-44 in
-Her favorite color is blue.
-Her favorite food is okra or turnip greens (it's for real y'all, my girl doesn't mess around with her veggies.)
- When she grows up she wants to be the, "greatest cowgirl ever!"

Charli picked out her own backpack and lunchbox this year. She could not have been more excited when it arrived. She has to show everyone possible, that she has a barrel racer on them. Camo though? That one slightly surprised me for her.

My Mom was thankfully able to take Charli Beth to school to capture a few extra pictures for me. I am sure it was pure sweetness for her to be able to watch Charli walk in. She said that Charli started interacting with another girl as soon as she got there.  

This year her teacher is a Mom of one of her friends. She is a former 6th grade teacher that has transferred to 2nd grade. I figured she may need some extra luck, so I may her a pencil bouquet. It was super easy to make but I do suggest that you do the pencils in an up and down pattern if you choose this gift to make. {Glue the pencils to a soup can. }

I am a sucker for comparison pictures of Charli throughout the years. It almost makes my heart sink at how much she has grown, and how much she still looks like her preschool self. 

I pray this year is full of lots of learning, memories and many new friends for Charli Beth. I am anxious to see the accomplishments and tasks that she will achieve in this school year! 


Courtney said...

I am a second grade teacher, so it is my favorite grade. She looks adorable in her outfit. Be prepared, this year is such a transition year and she will grow up soooo much. Soak it all in.

Unknown said...

What a grown up beautiful girl!

Erin said...

Wow! I remember seeing her pictures on your blog in her "preschool rocks" shirt! Time sure has flown!!

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