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.”
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!