We had one more event filled weekend this past weekend as Dylan’s big day looms on the horizon. 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.
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.
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.
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!
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…
But still usually is is every bit a kid of 4, er.. I mean 5 years
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 a
m 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…
2010 age 3 becomes an ‘older sister’:
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!
THIS MORNING STARTING SCHOOL: