Monday, August 17, 2009

So far - SO GOOD!!!

Well one of the most eventful weeks of our family's lives has officially begun!!! Today was Claire's kindergarten orientation. It could not have gone more perfect!! You can go back and read my posts from around this time last year and see that Claire has not always been good about being away from us and having major anxiety when it comes to new routines. On top of all that, this week is a big week of changes with me having the baby on Friday. So, Shane and I were holding our breath that she would do well this morning and we would have no problem going to school this Wednesday. We have really not made it easy on her timing wise with the baby coming two days later!!
So this morning could not have gone any better!! We had to take to her to her class, meet her teacher and then leave her there while we go to the orientation. First of all, her teacher was absolutely adorable!!! She was exactly what Claire needed and Claire immediately took to her. Shane and I were able to leave her no problem and she was actually having a good time. When we came back, Claire had already made friends and was telling us that her teacher was awesome! I thought I would be holding back tears today, but not of joy, but of worry...it took everything I had to keep from bawling my eyes out that she was so happy!! This was such an answer to my constant prayers!! On top of everything, this school is the greatest!! They have so many extracurricular activities that she will be able to join during her elementary years including school ballet, gardening clubs, musicals, etc. Shane and I were so impressed and just feel so great about everything. When we left her class room, she had to go back to her new girl-friends she made and tell them bye and she will see them Wednesday!!! It is such a huge weight off our shoulders to know that she is going to do great this week and everything is going to go smoothly with the baby coming! HUGE RELIEF!! I have thought and worried about this week for nearly nine months and prayed that we would get through it, GOD IS SO GOOD!! She starts school officially on Wednesday and she can hardly wait!!!!

Here are some pictures I got of her (and of course little brother too =)) this morning before we left for orientation...

On the baby front - I can hardly believe we only have a few more days left!!!! This weekend I officially out grew all my shorter dresses (they are too short now) as Bree is all out front and I look ridiculous =). I have so much going through my head of things to do, excitement, anxiety, and so much more, but most of all, pure joy!!!!! We have been so blessed for me to be able to carry her this long and for everything to go as well as it has!! As well, I look at my family and realize just how truly blessed we are to have each other and all the rest of our family!!!! I can not wait to meet her and bring her home....we are so close!!!!!!!!! I am really going to try to blog a lot this week and we will for sure on Claire's first day of school!!!!!!! Hope you have a great week and please keep us in your prayers that everything goes as planned =)!!!

15 comments:

LyndsAU said...

I can't believe Bree arrives this week. So exciting!! :) YAY! Claire looks PRECIOUS in that outfit!

Boni said...

Look at you go! Everything is going SO well and I will pray for you on Friday! Bree is going to be here and be just perfect! Enjoy these last couple of days!

Tara Gibson said...

i am so proud of Claire! I cant wait to hear what she has to say about it. Love that she made friends so fast : )

Brown Four...Never a Dull Moment said...

I'm so relieved that the orientation went well...she's such a big girl! Love her outfit!

I look forward to celebrating Owen's B-day in a couple of weeks...his outfit cracks me up!

writing4612 said...

Yay! I'm so glad that everything went smooth for Claire!

I can't wait to see what little Miss Bree is going to look like!

In this wonderful life... said...

I'm so glad everything is going good!!! Glad school went good too...LOVE that dress!! I'll be praying for you!! :)

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

I am so glad everything went according to plan. I am sure God was watching over Claire this morning!

Maria Pope said...

I just got off the phone with Karie and she said Claire was absolutely precious. She is so excited to have Claire in class too!! I know it's going to be a great year! Hope you have a great week. I can't believe Bree's almost here!

Ashley said...

Yay for Claire, and she looks beautiful like her mommy ;) I am so excited to meet Miss Bree! This week is full of fun with babies coming! I am ready to see her Friday! I hope to swing by this week sometime! Love you girl!

Brittney said...

Good luck this week! I will be thinking about you all week...can't believe it is really here! Enjoy your last few days prego and good luck with kindergarten! claire is so big, I can't believe it!!!!!!!

Rachel said...

Hey, I've been reading your blog for a little bit now, but have a question...

Where did you get Owen's shirt???? I'm assuming that ND stands for Notre Dame -- at least it does in my house -- and my hubby would LOVE that for our three year old!!

Kim at Scarlett Boutique said...

There are no sweeter words to my ears than hearing Claire shout, "nonna, my teacher is super awesome!!" with the biggest smile on her face! GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS!!!!

Mommyto3andahusky said...

your blog is super cute! :) I hope you don't mind that I became a follower.

Heather said...

They look so stinking cute, I love Claire's outfit!!

Jessica said...

I'm so glad that Claire did such a great job at orientation!!! She's such an awesome girl!!!