My Family

In the blink of an eye…

I remember being a child and always wishing time would speed up.  I always wanted the next thing, to be able to ride my bike further than 4 houses, to be a teenager, to go to High School or to drive.  Now in what seems like the blink of an eye a year has passed.  One year ago I was preparing for major surgery and my daughters were preparing for Kindergarten and 3rd grade.  Today was their last day of school and with it comes one proud mommy!

Daddy and Madi at the bus stop on the first day
Daddy and Madi at the bus stop on the first day
Daddy and Madi at the bus stop today
Daddy and Madi at the bus stop today

Madison’s report card from Kindergarten is based on the Beginning, Developing and Secure scale.  Each report had shown improvement and she ended the year with all
Secure’s..so in my eyes straight A’s.  More importantly she is reading well, telling time and can count money with the best of them.  Heading into the summer before first grade I can’t ask for any better!

November 2006- My Girls
November 2006- My Girls

Megan finished the year with straight A’s all the way through with Principle’s list 4 straight quarters.  The kid is scary smart and loves to learn.  I honestly do not know where it comes from but I love to see it!

As things in my life now fly by, I see my girls anticipating the next thing.  Megan can’t wait until middle school and Madison is already planning the rock concert her band will play some day even though she has only been taking guitar lessons for 5 months.  I try to tell them to enjoy life but I guess I never listened.  All I want if for my girls to stay babies.

First day of school Sept 2012
First day of school Sept 2012
Last day of school June 2013
Last day of school June 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know I have said it a thousand times throughout my writings but I am so proud of my girls. I have watched confidence grow where insecurity used to be, assertiveness in place of timidness and a will to succeed that with the proper encouragement from frank and I will carry them trough life.  Great school year girls!  I love you both!

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Way way back……

Today is a big day for my youngest.  The day she gets to board a bus to head to her “home school” for a visit.  Our district is very large.  We have a building designated just for Kindergarten.  From there the kids branch off into one of 5 elementary schools.

Today the kids all arrive to school like normal and then board buses for a visit to their  assigned elementary.  They will tour the school, meet some teachers and eat snack in the cafeteria.  It is a great program allowing the kids to ease into the next step of their education.  Madison has been talking about this day for weeks!

After a long weekend she was very sleepy this morning and did not want to get out of bed.  I reminded her what today was and up she leaped.  She had a little extra pep in her step.  As she boarded her bus I was left a little sad.  My baby is just a few months away from starting first grade.  She is no longer a baby.

A happy little girls preparing for a big day!
A happy little girls preparing for a big day!

One thing I found very funny was the conversation I overheard as the girls were eating breakfast.  Megan, who is in third grade, went on this very same tour a few years ago.  As the big sister I guess she was attempting to help the little one’s nerves.  It started with the line, “Way way back when I visited….”.

I did not say a word but it made me laugh.  Way way back 3 years ago.  Things move so fast in life now.  I sometimes long to return to a day when 3 years could be referred to as way way back instead of the blink of an eye that it is now.

I can not wait until she gets home…I can only hope it went as well as she envisioned! My big girl!