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D-Day!

We had one more event filled weekend this past weekend as Dylan’s big day looms on the horizon.Β  We started off with the school’s orientation for students Friday night.

Dylan smiled when she saw her name on a poster board outside her new school room. Once inside we found Dylan’s chair at the front of the room. I don’t kow how Mommy swung that but she was a teacher’s pet in her day.

She had us signed up for the PTA already and volunteered us for snacks the first week. She knows how to play the game already.

We have this these lists of school supplies to bring in. Folks, I have like two grocery bags of things to bring in tomorrow. How long has school been like this?

I made it to the end of the evening without being asked to be quiet, sit down, or go to the principle’s office so it was a good night.

Saturday the girls had a birthday party to go to from one of their friends in Sunday school.

At a friend's birthday party this weekend. They were later spotted holding hands. What?

At a friend’s birthday party this weekend. They were later spotted holding hands. What?

Now a Mm at this party told me her 4 year old came home a few Sunday’s back talking about his new girlfriend, Skylar! That she was the cutest girl in the world to him.

What?

I told the mom I new none of this but asked her to notify me if she is getting to many calls late at night from my little girl. If you have met her you know that she likes a phone!

About a half hour later, after I digested this story of my girl having a fling with an older boy ( I know what older boys want!) I see Dylan going walking across the backyard holding the birthday boy’s hand! I nearly lost my breath and had to sit down.

What is going on? Its raining cats and dogs outside and this ol’ world’s getting crazy on me.

My Maker is really laying the grey hairs on me this weekend!

When we got home Dylan had a package in the mail from a very, very special GrandMa and daughter. It was not one of their monumental packages this time however, just …an adorable outfit to her to wear on her first day of school! Plus a lovely card to let her know they were thinking and cheering for here. ~ Thanks so much ladies! We love you!

Sunday we had a in home visit / package delivery from yet another pair of super special GrandParents. The loved and spoiled our girls (and my wife and I) all Sunday afternoon.

You will see in a picture later how many clothes these girls have. And my wife and I have bought them very little by percentage. But they get the cutest, most adorable, wonderful outfits from all their grandparents. They, and we are blessed!

Sunday night, I was getting ready to put Dylan to bed. She was looking at some of her new clothes. She asks, “Daddy, do I look like a teenager?”

My heart double clutched as I looked up, My answer I formulated on the looking up went something like, “You will never look like a teenager sweetie if I can help it” but what came out was more like, “You look adorable sweetie!”

You see, she is not supposed to get any older!

She asked me lat night, "dad, do I look like a teenager?" Stop that Dylan! No older!

“Dad, do I look like a teenager?” Stop that Dylan! No older!

I joke about this of course. There are so many things she is mature on already. This is what she was doing before we went upstairs to bed….two nights before her first day of school…

Reading "Up" and other books she just got at the Library

Reading “Up” and other books she just got at the Library

But still usually is is every bit a kid of 4, er.. I mean 5 years

Enjoying some time with her new friend

Enjoying some time with her new friend

And so, as I prepare for this benchmark of a day, like getting married or having kids, this chapter of her life is behind her and a new one is getting ready to begin.

I thought it might be fun to take a quick look back of some pics to show a little of D’s progression with the intent or request to say, “I am still am looking need some pointers for these girls as we start all over again.

I know I have shown this before but here is a video showing Dylan’s first year from new born to walking to her first b-day party. See if you can watch it and not tear up (Jessica was sooo good at putting this together) And that song is still so appropriate, now more than ever…

4/2008 ~ Baby Shower, She's thinking I better figure this out

4/2008 ~ Baby Shower, She’s thinking I better figure this out

2008 ~ Asleep at last!

2008 ~ Asleep at last!

5/ 2008 ~ She found some strong shoulders to rely on

5/ 2008 ~ She found some strong shoulders to rely on

2008 ~ Hey! I have ten of these!

2008 ~ Hey! I have ten of these!

6/2008 ~ This picture was the first one we got have Dylan actually smiling. She moved to fast!

6/2008 ~ This picture was thee first one we got where Dylan was actually smiling. She moved to fast!

2008 ~ She's always been a 'happy child', even when teething

2008 ~ She’s always been a ‘happy child’, even when teething

8/2008 ~ the day finalizing our adoption.  We actually had the same judge for both our adoptions.

8/2008 ~ the day finalizing our adoption. We actually had the same judge for both our adoptions.

4/2009 She has always loved to smile and have a great sense of humor

4/2009 She has always loved to smile and have a great sense of humor

2009 ~ Playing with Dad

2009 ~ Playing with Dad

2010 age 3 becomes an ‘older sister’:

3/2010 ~ Don't hurt her! This is MY baby sister!

3/2010 ~ Don’t hurt her! This is MY baby sister!

7/2010 ~ She has always loved the water and playing with Dad in it

7/2010 ~ She has always loved the water and playing with Dad in it
2010 ~ She loves to dress up too, thanks to some (many) special Grandparents

2010 ~ She loves to dress up too, thanks to some (many) special Grandparents

9/2010 ~ She knows how to please her GrandMa and GrandPa from PA, throw on the ol' Blue and White

9/2011 ~ She knows how to please her GrandMa and GrandPa from PA, throw on the ol’ Blue and White

Halloween 2011 @ 3 years old. Here she rings doorbells for the first part and then shares and divides her candy in the second half. Watch for the end when she tells Mom to keep her hands of her Halloween candy; she is saving it for a special surprise!

She’s saving it for her marriage?

Can you believe that’s a 3 year old girl making those bargains?

Looking at her confidence at 3 leaves you to believe she should have no problem in school at 5.

So I’ll leave it there for today.

Thanks for taking our girl’s stories and pictures into your home each week. I know ‘other people’s kids’ can sometimes be overrated or overdone. So I appreciate you taking the time to stop by our house from time to time and leave a comment or advice when you feel like it. We love you too!

PS:

THEN:

5/ 2008 ~ She found some strong shoulders to rely on

5/2008

THIS MORNING STARTING SCHOOL:

Waiting in line at her new class room

 

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13 thoughts on “D-Day!

  1. And so a new chapter begins……. Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!

    • And so it does! She did great. I’m not supposed to get her a cell phone yet am I? ~ Have a great week Karen!

      • Ha, Ha. I think the cell can wait until she actually takes the bus but nowadays who knows? You might want to see what the “family” plan looks like now. NEVER pay for texts!! Always get unlimited!! It is not uncommon for middle-schoolers to send in access of 3,000 texts a month. Just sayn’ πŸ™‚

  2. Ahhh, this was fun! Hang in there, Dad! It sounds YOU are the one with growing pains. I think it comes with lots and lots of LOVE!

    By the way, an adorable outfit for the first day(s) of school IS a monumental package…every year! It’s a girl thing! πŸ˜‰

    • I am the one with the growing pains. I don’t wanna see her grow anymore. Next will be friends and sleepovers and boyfriends and all. I hae enough to worry about already! And if I were to guess she will get at lest one new school outfit every year from this one particular grandmother. Heck, all of ’em will I imagine! Thanks for cluing me in on ‘the girl thing’ I am still trying to figure them out. πŸ™‚ Have a great week!

  3. Oh how I cried on Michaela’s first day of school! Her? She didn’t even notice me once she got into the class so I just walked back to my car and cried all the way to work…

  4. I thought I may be worse but she was handling it so well I was proud for her. I did tear up on the walk out to my car. I felt like things will never be the same and my little pal is growing up. I an eager to hear how her day was now. How did you do day 2?

  5. So today was the big day, hope that everything went ok and tomorrow goes too.
    I understand the growing pains, if I was in your place I wouldnt be handling it well at all.
    Dylan made me happy when she was asking for halloween candy, Im proud of her, what was the paper she gave back?
    “Then” and “This morning…” photos, times does fly, right?

    My special admiration for the adoptions and having a great home for the girls πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Ms. AuAu. The paper was an advertisement for a karate clinic I believe. Yes that Halloween vid was one of my favorites the way she divides up the candy and then waves Mom off from taking any. Too Cute! ~We were very very blessed with our adoptions. πŸ™‚

  6. Beautiful tribute to a precious angel on her big day – and a most excellent choice in music, I might add! Our school had a “Boo-Hoo Breakfast” this morning after the Pre-K & K’s were dropped off for their first day. But when I got there, there was lots of fruit and doughnuts but no tissue and somebody asked me, “Are you a boo-hooer or a WOO-hooer?” “A little of both,” I sniffed and smirked. Our last one started Pre-K today πŸ˜€

  7. Can you beleive that music comes from Jimmy? It has become so special to me. I LOVE the Boo-hoo room and the Woo hoo room! Too funny. I had no idea you had kids this age. Good luck to you. I was close to a boo-hoo’er but now closer to a Woo-hoo’er. Thanks for looking in SSM! Keep it on all 4’s today on the highway!

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