Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A Big Milestone

What a better way to kick off my blog than with a huge family milestone...

Today, Madelyne attended her first day of preschool. It's hard to believe our fiesty, energetic, always inquisitive, first babe is already off to school. Needless to say she was pumped! No tears, no worries, geeshhh, I could hardly get a good-bye kiss. Back-pack in hand, stocked with snacks, her thermos, and her slippers she was ready to say good-bye "litle girl" hello "big school girl!"

I must admit, I welled. Not full tears, but a few good wells. I had to bite my tongue, realize she doesn't always need me by her side, say good-bye and tell her I would be back in a short while to pick her up.

Life will never be the same.

Congratulations BIG GIRL MADELYNE on your first day of school.


Shawna said...

CONGRATULATIONS - First to your Little BIG Girl on her first day at "school" and secondly to you....for finally giving in to getting a blog - YaY to both!!!!

MamaJo said...

Yeah! A blog to help us keep up with your busy, beautiful family! Congrats to Maddie....and for you...reminds me of the older song "Water-colored Ponies" - One day those water-colored ponies on your fridge eventually ride away...Love you

Grandpa Baker said...

Hi my former "little lady" now you are my "big girl" I'm so prowd of you I only wish that I could have been there. I miss you a whole lot and better stop typing and send you this before I can't see the keys anymore Love you lots!!!

Canadian Kristin said...

Wow. Life really has changed as your First Princess has gone to "big girl school"! Happily, the changes are: new experiences to share with Mommy; new stories to tell to Mommy; more "special moments" as Mommy and Madelyne sneak in some "big girl" time after school!
Welcome to Blogland!!!

Jenn said...

Way to go, Miss Madelyne!! So happy to see you enjoyed your first day at preschool!! Luke is looking forward to seeing you there and we noticed your cubby hook is next to his!! Way to go, Mommy, on making it through this special event!!
Love, (Auntie) Jenn