Sunday, June 3, 2012

Hailey and Kindergarten

 There is a saying that goes something like this, 
"nothing in life is constant but change." 
After having children there is something about that sentence that always makes me stop and think. I'm constantly aware of the changing in our lives, of my family, and our children. There is always change. Even in life with out children this statement is so true, change is always going to happen. 
Children are always growing, learning, becoming something.
Having kids opened my eyes to things I never gave a second glance 
or thought about. But there is one milestone (among MANY) that I think 
a lot of parents will always remember.The first day of Kindergarten. 
That day has come and gone.
 In a blink of an eye.

Thinking back on that day I remember how excited Hailey was, but at the same time, I could see the nervousness in her.
The way she was holding her hands, and moving her feet,
the look on her face when we were in the car and driving to her new school.
The way she couldn't wait to wear her new back pack. 
Picking out her first day clothes. Everything about it was so special,
and a once in a lifetime moment.
The difference from her first day to last day pictures are remarkable.
The confidence that came from going to kindergarten and being a
"big girl" is written all over her face. 
It says "Hey look at me, I sooo know what I'm doing, and guess what I'm so ready to drive you crazy stay home and be with you for the WHOLE ENTIRE summer."

 From that tiny little half smile to this. I'm ready mom. I did it.
She has grown so much, and learned so many things in that time span.
And all I can say is wow.
I'm so PROUD of you Hailey.
I can't wait to see what next year brings.
I can't wait to see how much you grow. I love you so much.

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