Monday, August 25, 2014

THE first day :)

Today was the big day... Joelle's FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN!  We've been getting ready for this day all summer long!  We've been stocking up on uniforms, backpacks, lunchboxes, and school supplies since June... if there's one thing I love it's a reason to shop!!!

I'm just going to be real honest here.  I had to be at school at 7:00 this morning, so we didn't get to take our B2S pictures before school.  It was just too early and hectic.  So, I made Joelle pretend that she was going to school around 6:30 tonight.  Whatever works for a photo op, right?!  Thankfully she obliged and gave me some pretty stinkin' cute smiles!

I printed Cara's Kinder sign right after school and got out my camera!  

Joelle's First Day of Kindergarten... Mrs. Myers is her teacher... and she wants to be a farmer when she grows up!  She has specifically pointed out that she WILL NOT be a teacher because kids would drive her bananas when they don't listen, ha!

Isn't her bow just the cutest?!  That was a gift from my sweet friend, Amanda!  You can find her bag HERE, shoes HERE, and the sign HERE!

Apparently it's still pretty sunny at 6:30 pm!  The outside pictures just weren't cutting it!
In reality, this is what our morning looked like:

We all left the house around 6:50 this morning.  I went to the school to greet my students at 7:00 and Jared took Joelle on a little father/daughter breakfast date to Chickfila!  He braved the carpool lanes, parent crowds, and classroom drop-off!  I may not show my appreciation for Jared enough, but I am so thankful to have a husband that is 100% a contributing partner in our marriage and parenting!  I don't know if there's a better Papa out there :)  I do have to add that on Joelle's "love list"  I am 3rd to Jesus and Jared.  It's sad but true!
They came to visit me and bring me breakfast as soon as they walked into school!  We snapped a quick picture, gave kisses, and went about our school business!

 Jared walked our sweet girl to class and took the picture that I made him promise he'd take! 
And then several hours later we played dressed up and reenacted the whole day, ha!
Seeing Joelle throughout the day just made my heart skip a beat.  I've missed so many of her years, that I was over the moon excited to have her with me at school.  I don't want her to grow up quickly, but I have been waiting for today since she came home!  Just getting to drive her to and from school and sneak a few kisses during the day is enough to make me one happy mama!  And, I'm even happy to share my after-school snack with her... even if that means she ate all of my cookie because "it was just so good she couldn't stop to share" :)


  1. Made me tear up! She is one lucky daughter and you are one lucky mama! <3 <3 <3

  2. Such sweet memories and bonding time!
    Have a great school year!

  3. Awww! So glad that she had a great first day! This made my heart smile! :)

  4. Love the reality of your day! :) She is precious and I love watching your journey with her! Here's to a great school year…for the both of you!

  5. She's a cutie -- your family is truly blessed!

  6. What a beautiful and blessed little girl! So sweet! :)