Sunday, September 13, 2009
First day of second grade!
Last week (or maybe it was 2 weeks ago....I can't remember anymore) Stephanie started second grade. I almost can't believe it, kind of like it's one big joke. Everyone always SAYS that time flies and that once your kids get into school it goes warp speed....but I never thought it would go THIS fast.
It seems like just a few weeks ago when I took her to kindergarten orientation and she was so nervous that she hid behind the door and didn't even want to go into the room. Then I swear it was only a few days ago when she switched schools for first grade (because they built a fancy-schmacy new one and re-zoned everything) and she was nervous because she didn't know who her teacher was or what friends she would have in her class.
Fast forward to the first day of second grade and she knew who her teacher was (a Mr. this year instead of a Mrs.), she knew who some of her friends were, and her only worry was getting lost in the halls and not being able to find her classroom. She picked her own outfit, picked how she wanted her hair cut a week before, and knew the entire bus routine like it was nobody's business.
WHO IS THIS GROWN UP KID AND WHAT HAS SHE DONE WITH MY LITTLE BABYHEAD!!!?????
So instead of freaking out and trying to invent something to permanently stunt her growth I did what any self respecting mom-who-loves-photography-and-scrapbooking would do. I took over 500 pictures of my (gulp) big kid walking to the bus stop.
Here are just a few.
I'm gonna go cry now.