Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Claire's First Day of Preschool....

WENT PERFECT!! Thank you for all the prayers!! She did so well, I was speechless!! We got her up this morning and she was ready to go!! On the way to school we talked and she said that she was ready. I was still nervous of the "me leaving", part, but so far so good!! We arrived, walked to her classroom, met her teachers, put away her supplies...she looked up at me and said "Mama, you can leave now, I will be just fine". I gave her a huge hug and kiss, told her I loved her and got out of there as fast I could....before I completely broke in tears!! Not because I was sad (well kind of), but really really proud of my little girl!! This was our first time ever for her to not cry, I mean, throw a HUGE fit, when I left her. Our entire family (and friends, bloggers too=)) were all so nervous and could not believe it when we told them how well she did! Lane was there teaching so she texted me updates that she was doing great!! When I picked her up she was so excited to tell me all about it and how much fun she had! Shane met us there to pick her up and that made her day! She got ice cream and a present for doing so well! Here are, what I think, some of cutest pictures ever!! My baby is becoming a big girl so fast!!

Here is big school girl!!Showing off her new backpack and lunchbox!In the classroom...After school, at home with her Princess Stationary Kit!
I cannot thank you enough for praying for us!! I know Claire had so many people praying for her and that is what helped her make this big step in her little life!! She is so happy and I cannot tell you the relief I feel now that she is happy! Before I know it she will be going to kindergarten, high school, getting married...cue the tears again!!

Have a great day!!

11 comments:

Brittney said...

So glad she did good! It is hard on these little girls to leave their mamas!!! She looks really cute with her sponge-rolled hair! We used to have to do that all the time as kids and I hated it!

YEAH Claire!!!! Way to go on your first day!

Tara Caire said...

yeah claire!!! I'm so proud of you! Those are some of the cutest pictures ever!

Maggie said...

WONDERFUL NEWS!!! =)

I knew she would LOVE it!!

The Brown Family said...

Claire was AWESOME on her first day! Everytime I saw her she had a smile on her face and looked eager to do the next thing. I knew she could do it! Way to go Claire!! :)

Dallas said...

I'm glad it went so well!

a boy, a girl and a pug said...

oh I just love the backpack!! so glad it was a great first day and thank you so much for your comment on my blog. I'll definitely holler at you for advice if I get brave and try to color it again :-)

Kristy said...

She is too cute! I'm glad her first day went well. I love the monogramed bags! Thanks for the comment and the add! =)

Jessica said...

I want that backpack!!!
I'm so glad Claire did good at school. I knew she would be fine. She's to cool not to like school. Have fun this week Claire with your busy schedule - school, dance and gymnastics. Love Ya!!!

Becky Brown said...

Way to go Claire! I am so proud of her and oh my gosh, those pictures are soooo cute. You know, she is going to be a wonderful student- that kid learns so fast. We are so proud of her. Rachel I am so proud of you and Shane for being the parents you are to our grandchildren. You both are awesome caring loving parents. I know how much you both agonized over this first day - so glad it is behind us.

Carolyn said...

Those pictures are so cute, she looked adorable on her first day. I knew she would do great!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Hi, I saw your blog from Bits and Pieces of the Browns! Did I get somewhere that you are related?? Your little big girl is adorable! What a big day and it sounds like she did great!! It's amazing how fast time flys, it'll still be years until we're there, but I'm already tearing up :)