Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Kindergarten Girl

Anika started Kindergarten yesterday! She was so excited and has loved school so far. When I dropped her off I tried the whole "kissing hand" thing. I kissed her palm and told her that if she missed me during the day she could look at her hand and there would be a kiss waiting for her. She made quite the funny face and said "that's kinda weird. But it is a nice way for you to show your love for me." Anyway, I think she was ready for school! She does come home a little bossy but were working on that.

I just can't believe she's in school. It's hard to let her go out in the world - she's been so sheltered. I hate it that now someone else is with my child for more hours of the day than I am. I know it's good for her. I know she loves it. I know all children do it. I just can't stand how fast she's growing up! We've missed her sweetness during the day but I think Keslie is enjoying some one on one attention. =) Here is a picture video of Anika through the years with a song that says it all!

A Mother's Prayer - Celine Dion

I pray you'll be my eyes,
And watch her where she goes,
And help her to be wise,
Help me to let go.

Every mother's prayer
Every child knows,
Lead her to a place, guide her with your grace,
To a place where she'll be safe.

I pray she finds your light,
And holds it in her heart.
As darkness falls each night
Remind her where you are.

Every mother's prayer
Every child knows.
Lead her to a place, guide her with your grace,
Giver her faith so she'll be safe.

Lead her to a place, guide her with your grace


lnkmom said...

I've been wondering when you were going to post about school!!! She looks so pretty! Really, her hair is so thick and pretty! Glad she likes it so far!

Wish me luck next week with my girlies... they are excited, but me? Not so much!

Macey said...

What a big girl-that is so exciting, she looks so happy and grown up!

E-Dawg, JT and Puppy said...

I'm so excited to see that you have a blog! I love looking at your family pics and seeing what you guys are up to...you have an adorable family. We'd love to be invited to your blog. Ours isn't private YET but here it is http://worththehunt.blogspot.com

Jenny or sometimes Bozo said...

If that doesn't pull at the heart strings I don't know what does. They grow fast. She's real cute.

Mandi said...

What a tender post. I checked today just to see if I would be lucky enough to get Anika's school post and what luck!!!I think sending kids to school is one of the hardest things ever. I loved those pictures. I especially loved the video since I have never seen most of those pics of Anika. You guys lived in CT for a lot of that. What a sweet little girl she is. The wonderful thing about Anika is not only is she the cutest little girl, she really is one of the sweetest little girls I have ever met. I would love so much if Nicholas and Anika could be best friends. Oh, and of course I need to be added to your private blog!!! I figured you wouldn't question my want to be added, but I thought I had better be safe than sorry. soterpopandthesmallfries.blogspot.com. You should definitely be able to remember that one since you helped me create it. I love you! Oh, Steve and I were trying to think of a way to get to TX with him. I don't know how that would work 1. because I have 4 kids, and 2 because he doesn't know until a few days before that he's going. His last ticket was $600! Thank goodness work pays and not us. We'll think of something though. That's too close to not work out some way. I love you lots!!!