Tuesday, August 3, 2010


I knew that I didn't have to worry about Emma's first day of school. If anyone could handle it - SHE could. She is always so ready for things and so mature about things. I laughed at stories of Mom's saying that they were going to be bawling their eyes out on the first day of school. Not me. I had nothing to worry about and would not be one of those silly crying mothers. Or so I thought! For some reason as I saw the bus driving away with my little baby girl inside, my eyes just teared up and I couldn't control it. Was it pride or worry or both, I don't know. But I know that I love my daughter with all my heart.

She is at Bascomb Elementary school in Mrs. Scherholz's class. The teacher seems wonderful. She even called us after school to make sure our "sweet little girl" did not have any problems or questions on her first day. She is riding the bus to and from school. On the way home she was so busy making friends on the bus that the driver had to walk back and let her know it was her stop! She had a fantastic first day and has made a friend in our new neighbor - Ashton. He is also in Kindergarten but not in her class. He gets a ride home from his mom but on the first day he waited for Emma to come home so he could give her a flower. Such a little gentleman!

She was so excited about school and ready to go back. You can see her excitement (and exhaustion) from her first day on the YouTube videos Ben took.