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Monday, September 04, 2006

first day jitters

we are slowly, leisurely, squeezing, the last drops out of this weekend. the last day before the big bug enters the school system. kindergarten.

an "art opening" in celebration of last day at preschool.

at.the.art.opening

a picnic at our community garden plot

a day at the beach and visit with friends

sand.bucket

trying to breath slowly. i alternate between panic and glee. i really didn't think i would feel so emotional. but she all of a sudden seems so grown up, yet so young.

art.star

i am so thankful that my mom is in town to hold my hand as i hold her's and we venture off tomorrow morning on a new adventure.

i think i'll follow another's lead and take the week off. i feel some reflection, reassessment and reorganization are in order.

for all of you heading back-to-school - and especially those facing first days - enjoy - new beginnings / new adventures...

as the little bug is so fond of saying - "off. we. go!"

urban.garden

18 comments:

Mama Urchin said...

Have fun Big Bug! And both of you - hold on to your Mom's hand tight.

melissa f. said...

oh tracy, it's going to be great. you guys are going to start moving to such a good new beat...!

Alicia A. said...

I hope you BOTH have a wonderful first day. And have a nice break!

sally said...

Happy 1st day to E!

stephanie said...

our very best first day wishes to you! (and hugs from another mama full of mixed emotions)

Kristina said...

Have fun Tracy....Calvin started 3 weeks ago and I SO enjoy seeing him all exited about school ;o)

Wendy said...

Happy first day! Wish you the most fun ever...

myredwagon said...

best of luck to you and the big bug. love the photo from the art exhibition. too cute.

Ali said...

Happy first day - it's my youngest's first day tomorrow too - know how the mixed emotions go!

molly said...

big things ahead....enjoy your time with family, and your blogging break.

hannah said...

oh man, you all are giving me jitters a year early! i hope you enjoyed this week and am looking forward to hearing about how you settle into your new schedule.

amy h said...

I hope this went well this morning! I'm glad you had your mom around for this.

I'm sure the Big Bug will have lots of stories to tell when she gets home!

this single spark said...

Hope her day and yours are mostly wonderful and only a little bit sad. You're baby is growing up!

Thinking of you both. xo

The Bruin Boy Bunch said...

My Big Bugs first day (16 years ago) I took her to school that morning after going over and over with her what the procedure was for after school (she was to take the bus to the JCC). As we got closer to the K-gate (for kindergarden only) she dropped my hand and took off into the yard and never looked back. I went to her teacher and said hello she asked where my child was and I said out there pointing to the play yard and the teacher said good by and off I went not sure if I should be relieved or worried that she never looked back. That afternoon my mom and I sat outside the school in the car and watched as the bell rang she lined up got on the bus and never missed a beat. Getting to school or home from school was never an issue never a missed bus from that point forward. So cherish the day and the good bye....cause it will move so much faster from this point forward.

angelique said...

How great that your mom can be there for this milestone! Hope the new school is all you want it to be.

Tracy said...

thanks so much everyone! just checking in. so far. so good. will fill you in next week... xt

blair said...

Tracy, so glad it sounds like all is well on the kindergarten front. hugs to all!

bugheart said...

oh wow
love
th elast
photo...
off you go
little bug!
there are so
many
new flowers
waiting
for your
to visit...