The First Day of Kindergarten

Well autumn has surely arrived in Western Washington, where we call home. It is a balmy 46 degrees this morning while I write this post. Along with autumn arriving (a bit too early for me), Anne has decided to grow up before my very eyes and become a Kindergartner. Not sure where she got this crazy growing up idea from, but alas, yesterday was the day when I had to turn my baby over to complete strangers for 6.5 hours for this thing called school.

Just yesterday my baby girl looked like this:

Anne - 10 months old - http://sewbittersweetdesigns.comOk, so maybe this wasn’t yesterday (after all Anne wouldn’t touch pasta with red sauce with a ten foot pole these days), but still! This is all I saw yesterday when I was taking this picture:

First day of Kinder - http://sewbittersweetdesigns.comI mean seriously! She just kills me being all grown up. The last two years she has wanted to be a pilot, this year she wants to be a zookeeper. I love how her personality has changed and developed over the last 5 years.

1st day of Kinder - http://sewbittersweetdesigns.com

Can you tell her mommy might be a quilter? Look what she designed during open free time!

So there you have it, my baby girl is in Kindergarten. Bring on the fears that accompany normal children and multiply them by multiple health issues and life threatening food allergies. Quite frankly, I’m surprised I survived yesterday with all my worry. Anne, was of course, just fine!

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7 Responses to The First Day of Kindergarten

  1. Lori Smanski says:

    love the dress you made her. I don’t have any words of advice that you probably already haven’t heard. It has been fun watching her grow up. I too loved it how the kids would grow and change and I would watch their little personalities develop and grow. It was such a joy to be able to be the one to help mold and guide. For me it helped to keep it all in prayer.

  2. I hope you survived okay and that she has a great time in kindergarten.

  3. Susan says:

    She looks wonderful and happy and healthy. A zookeeper sounds like a wonderful future! There may be many more ahead because Anne is a terrifically talented and intelligent young lady. And she has good taste in tangram designs, too!

  4. Michele says:

    I love her so much!!! My little sunshine maker!!!!

  5. Barb N says:

    A mother’s fears are the burdens that we all must carry. Sometimes they can be overwhelming, but that doesn’t do a body good. Quite the opposite, in fact. You’ve just taken a giant leap of faith, and hopefully each day will get easier. How did she like her first day of school? Her smile is certain to be infectious with the other students! Hang in there!

  6. Linda Cartwright says:

    Nothing like sending your child off to school for the first time, but she looks beautiful and happy.

  7. Jo Ferguson says:

    They do grow up far too fast. She looks adorable in her new dress and happy to be exploring the wider world. You’ll be fine……..

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