Thursday, August 27, 2009

First Day of School '09

Okay, better late than never with this bear of very little brain. Anna Mae became part of the learned community of Clinton by beginning 4-K (otherwise know as preschool) this year. And she was sooooo excited. There was no hesitancy about leaving Mama behind. Here she is on the front step of our little house.


And here's our 3rd grader, big guy Gavin, avoiding the paparazzi!


They both seem very excited about the year ahead. I think back to last year to one of my earlier posts when we first moved here. I was a mess. Crying all the way home, I didn't see how I was going to be able to live happily without my peeps nearby. I worried that my children wouldn't flourish and grow as well here as they would back home in Indiana. Even though there is a part of me that pains me to write it, my worst fears were just boogey men...not reality. The kids are doing well. Gavin made it to third grade (although he has informed me already that he might not make it to 4th about fears,huh?)and Anna isn't asking Mama anymore why she is crying. We're all doing better.

That doesn't mean I still don't want to come home...but I'll tell you later about that. For now, let's just say we are all doing the next right thing.
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Anna said...

She looks waaaaaay too old!

julia said...

Oh, the fun they'll have. And the friends they'll make!

Grampy said...

She is oh so sweet. I love him hiding from the camera.
Have a nice weekend.