Wednesday, August 19, 2009

First day of 1st grade!

Well....the day I have been dreading and Emma has been excitedly anticipating is here ~ the first day of first grade!

Emma is excited about having lunch at school and two recesses ~ the perks of being there all day. I have been dreading her being gone for 7 hours every day. And if Nate knew what this day was all about, I am sure he wouldn't be happy either. He is already looking around for her saying, "Memememememmememememe." (Me too buddy!)

Regardless of my misgivings, I tried to hide my sadness and make this an exciting day for Emma. Looking at these pictures from our morning, one question comes to mind: "When did she get so big?"





And as the tradition goes that I started last year, I gave Emma her "Schultute" last night. I love to see her excitement when she receives this back-to-school gift! (Click here to see last year's schultute and find out what it means, and click here to see what was inside.)



3 comments:

Lorie said...

Great pictures! Emma is getting SO big! I still think the gift idea is a neat one!

Laurie said...

Congrats on the first day of school for Emma! She sure looked cute and eager to go!:)

Martha said...

We started the first grade today. I love the idea of the back-to-school gift. So sweet!