Friday, August 29, 2008

A Day of Firsts.........

A day of Firsts……….

Today, Emma Sage put on her pink backpack, kissed me on the cheek and told me “OK, let’s go”


Blowing Momma a kisss........


We drove the 2.5 miles to her school and we parked around back. On the way in she was greeted by many teachers who have known her since she was snuggled deeply within my womb. There were lots of hugs, hellos and high-fives. This child is such a little social butterfly. I have no doubt that she will be a politician when she grows up….or an ambassador, because it is just a fluid, natural part of her personality to interact with everyone she meets.

Hugging Mrs. Gross, her gym teacher and a family friend.

[This is Ms. Weiss, who is phenomenal and I know has great expectations for Emma Sage]

She got right in line with all the other children who had been driven to school [her school is K through 4th] and turned and waved ‘good-bye’ to me. At that point I spotted her teachers in the gym and waved to them and turned and walked away…..and you know what started to stream down my face. Tears……tears of joy.

At 10:22 am [while I was out for a run, alone…….can you imagine that, me, alone in the morning without any little ones at my feet] and the message when like this:
“Hello Mrs. Hintz, this is Ms. Weiss. I just wanted to give you a call, as the children are down at Music and let you know that Emma Sage is having a fantastic first day. She is following directions, interacting and all smiles. She is such a joy and we are going to have a great year with her in our class.”

Ah………more tears.


At 1:36 pm when the bus pulled up at the bus stop……….a smiling bus driver [I love the children’s bus driver, she is just such a wonderful and happy woman] told me that she was chatting away to her on the way home and was so excited to be riding the bus.


Emma Sage and Abbie [such dear friends]

Too cute, they both wanted me to take a picture of their backpacks!!!

This is the smile she had on all day......she was just so excited!!!!


Taking papers out of her bag....

Our big First grader and one of our new 7th graders [Abbie is in 7th grade with Otto]

Emma Sage was non-stop chatting about her day. She sits next to “Ava, you know her?” she asks as she is telling me.

No," I said, "is she nice?” .

“Oh yes, she has red hair and curls” she adds [obviously the red haired trait makes for a nice girl! Lol!!!]

She continues to tell about her day. She went to music and she sang me the song she learned. She LOVES music.

She ate lunch in the cafeteria and “Lily has a Hannah Montana lunch box that is shaped like a guitar”

So I ask her “Do you want a lunch box like that?”

“No, she likes her pink bag like Greta!” she tells me. [whew...good, I hate all that marketing/gimicky stuff....but want to make sure she 'fits in'....if that is what she wants to do. Thank goodness she could care less]

She loved the bus ride and is so excited to go again tomorrow.

Later in the night, she was quite disappointed that she did not have homework like Greta and Otto had……so I had to go pull our homeschooling bin out and give her homework!!! Don’t you just love it, a kid who wants homework!

A day of Firsts…….

What a glorious day!


datri said...

What wonderful pics! So glad she had a great day!

Kristy said...

This brought tears to my eyes! I am so glad she had such a great first day! With my youngest being in 7th grade this year, I miss those carefree days of "I can't wait for homework" and who has the best lunchbox! Today in my blog I did a bit of venting on life with my now 7th grader and how having Ds, MDS or NORMAL SYNDROME is not much different all the way around!

Great pictures!

Anonymous said...

I feel so luvky to be able to share Emms Sages first day in first grade with you. Such a beautiful happy face.
Love Love Love Bernadette

Sarahlynn said...

Oh, Hooray!!!

I haven't been able to read many blogs lately, and I didn't realize that Emma Sage was starting school-away-from-home this year. I'm so glad that it went well!

Chris said...

Thank you for sharing these!!!

As I watched my 2nd grader go off to school yesterday, I couldn't help but wonder about John's first day. I can only hope when his day comes, it will be as happy as Emma Sage's.

JennyH said...

How sweet. Those pictures are precious. Glad her day went great. What are you going to do without kiddos under your feet?!

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a champion Miss Emma Sage is! I'm so glad she had such a wonderful day at school! :) :) :) That smile is just so precious!

Christy said...

wow, wow, WOW!! What amazing pictures of a fabulous first day. My little guy starts his 2nd year or preschool on Tuesday, so it's so encouraging to see Emma Sage doing so well. I pray that'll be my Henry in a couple of years!

Anonymous said...

Adorable! You have beautiful children. I know Emma Sage is going to have a great year. But isn't it a little early for school to start in the Garden State? Or maybe things have changed since my son was in grade school. He's a grown-up college sophomore now.

Cleo said...

Hi, I found your blog @ the Gifts website. Emma Sage is a happy, beautiful, sweet girl and she will have an amazing year!!! Thank you for sharing these great pictures :)

Kris said...

I just have to keep coming here to look at that picture of Emma Sage,looking back with that big smile on her face. That is just pure happiness. Thanks for sharing her joy with us!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad she had a wonderful first day. E starts school in the coming week. :)

Marcie said...

She looks so very proud. No doubt she'll be coming home with stories of all her new friends.
Good Luck on your first year, Emma!!

ntmjbmom said...

The joy is just erupting from her sweet little face!

Your pics and the setting seem so bucolic and so beautiful.

Hugs,and congrats to the BIG first grader!


amy flege said...

what a wonderful first for both of you! I am so glad school went so well for her and that you did well too! woohoo~! hugs!

Kacey Bode said...

Awww, what a great post!! Love the pictures and of course the story. I can just imagine Emma smiling all day long!!

Maria said...

I love these pics. The one where both girls wanted you to take pics of their backpacks I thought they were looking at eachother's feet and I thought it was so cool. BEAUTIFUL

Stephanie said...

I so hope my Megan loves school as much and does as well as Emma. I love reading all about her experiences.

The Bliss Family said...

So wonderful to hear she enjoyed her 1st day of school. I love the big smiles in her pictures. She is one happy little girl. And she loves homework!?!?!? That's great.

Nicole said...

What a great first day! I love that smile. She is adorable as always!!!