Tuesday, September 2, 2008

gearin' up for another year of learnin'

The all-important backpacks.
SIDE VIEW and STRAIGHT ON:
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And here we are.
Halle, the mighty 1st-Grader standing in front of Washington El.
with her co-student & gal-pal Hannah Banana. (I'm loving the legs crossed!)
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Is this the door opportunity knocks on?
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Wyatt had fun helping big sister find her seat.
Oh, and he just had to wear his backpack, too!

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Here is Mrs. M.

Remember how much you idolized your elementary school teachers???

I wanted to grow up to look just like and be just like my first-grade

teacher, Mrs. Womack...I thought she was the nicest lady and so perdy...

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It was probably disruptive, but I couldn't resist:
I snuck in one last picture after the bell rang and class started.
There's our A-student!
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Day 2: Riding the bus to-and-from:
I love how she looked that morning! I wish I would have gotten a better picture without the glare of the sun! Her bus stop is super-convenient, being just at the end of our street. It was a leap of faith for this over-protective mommy to let her baby be driven back and forth by really a stranger on a bus that potentially could be occupied by a few children with values that may be less than ideal, but it's been a good growing experience for us both. Mostly me (let's be honest). She's doing great walking home by herself (with Mom watching out the window like a hawk!) and has even told me about when the "older kids" were being bullies or vulgar and how she chose to change seats closer to the front.
I breathed a sigh of relief.
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That's my girl.

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Playing with sweet friend, J., at the bus stop.

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Talking to daddy and telling him all about school!

5 comments:

Josephine said...

She is beautiful! And going to be a genius I can feel it! GO HALLE!

Kyeface & Nicknoodle said...

So, I remember when people'd say to me, "Wow you're getting so big, I feel so old." Okay, I seriously don't know how Halle can be this old. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN!!!! So crazy, her first day of FIRST GRADE!!! Good for her, that's a big change, all day instead of just a half! Good for you Halle!

ARRON N' L!SA said...

yeah she looks like shes about what 7 or 8 going on 16!! haha. you're going to have your work cut out for you!!! i love it.
~lisa

Arah said...

she is a mini Hope, escept her hair is lighter.

Jen said...

Mrs. Womack IS beautiful!! :) I totally remember that.

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