Wednesday, August 24, 2011

first day of school

top:  Ellie-Bellie      middle: Kate, Ellie & Grace     bottom:  Kate-Kate

Our cute carpool gang!  I love these girls!
Ellie was so excited for school to start---
sometimes she admitted and sometimes she didn't :)
Back to her old stomping grounds---loving every minute of it.
I can't believe she is a 4th GRADER!!!!

My Kate was so nervous...
She is entering 2nd GRADE at a new school for her.
She had been on the waiting list since last year.
She wasn't sure about entering a new school---
without friends she knew and teachers she recognized.
I was nervous for her---
and felt a little guilty for being the cause (insisting on the new school) of this change.

I arrived early to pick them up---and saw them both happily rushing to car!
THEY LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!
The first thing Kate said to me, "Two girls asked me to be their friend!"
I was so relieved and happy for her!
Those two girls made such a difference that day!
Kate has been excited every morning walking into school and each day as she has left.

I hope to be a person that has that kind of positive influence on people around me.
I want to look for those who are new or sitting alone.
Very small acts of kindness and gestures of friendship can make a big difference.



Joanna Pitzak said...

I'm so happy for you and your girls, Carin. I'm feeling that anxiety too because Grace starts....wait for it.....middle school in two weeks. Yikes!

Tebbs Family said...

I am SO happy for Kate! I SO miss the carefree attitudes of Elementary as Grayson came home the 2nd day of Jr. High in tears because a 9th grader told him he was too small to be in 7th grade. UGH!!! Glad you've got your girls together...

Annie Miller said...

They look adorable!

Cristi said...

love these pics!