Friday, August 21, 2009

Kindergarten Girl!

I cannot believe it, but my baby started Kindergarten! She was so excited, she could hardly wait. She told me that she didn't need me to walk into school with her, she already knew how to get to her class, etc., but I told her that all the moms walk in with their kids on the first day and I really wanted to walk her in today. She reluctantly agreed and in we went. Maggie was so excited, too and wanted to walk in with us. So we all went in and waited outside Hallie's classroom. Hallie was bopping around, talking about school and getting so excited and then all of a sudden, she buried her head into my legs and said that she didn't want to go. She wanted to go home with me and Maggie. She started to cry and I felt so bad. I didn't want her to be scared, or to be sad, but she was. I wasn't prepared for it b/c she had been so happy all along. I held strong for her and sent her in drying her tears. When I walked out of the building, I lost it. I was sad for her. I was sad that she was growing up and that she had to be somewhere where she was nervous and scared and I couldn't be there to reassure her. Luckily when I picked her up, she was all smiles and couldn't wait to tell me all about her day. She even wanted to go back the next day. Today, on her third day, is the day that I have been sad. She is gone for such a long time and I really miss her. Today I wish she was three and we had all of the time in the word together. But, I, too will put on my brave face and be happy that she has such great opportunities. To my sweet Hallie . . . . I love you!

A reporter from the newspaper was there and caught this picture of Hallie. This was right about the moment that she was getting sad. It turned out to be in the paper yesterday! Hallie was so excited about it and couldn't wait to show it to everyone. What a great thing to have to remember the emotions of that first day!


donatello said...

i love that she made it into the paper! what a memory for her in years to come. you are an amazing mother kate!

love you tons!


{Erica} said...

Sheesh...reading your post and Jennifer's post makes me cry! I don't know how I'll do on Monday!

Hallie is soo soo brave. I'm impressed she even wanted to walk to school alone.

She's adorable for sure.

p.s. that picture in the paper is priceless!!

Mary said...

Oh my gosh, what a post. Can't even believe it. Hallie is darling. The newspaper picked a great subject -- what a sweet photo!

Em and Klint said...

She is such a sweetheart!! She looks adorable and I cant believe she was in the paper!! I cant believe she is so big! She is growing up so fast. I remember when she was just tiny and you would bring her to me in the mornings to snuggle with me! I miss those days when you were just right down the street and I could see you and Hal anytime I wanted! I wish we were closer. Love you guys!! Give the girls hugs for me!

Anne and BJ said...

How cute is it that she made the paper. Reading you and Jennifer's blogs made me cry like a baby. Brody is not allowed to get that old...i will be a train wreck

Anonymous said...

My Maggie just turned 3 and I can't believe how time flies!! I'm glad she made it through the first day and ended up being just fine:)Being a mom is SOOO hard and I'm learning you just can't always make everything all better. Congrats on the babies--I told Kami you're going to have to get up @ 5am to be ready for church!!