Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tatum Starting School

School started on July 28th and Tatum started with it as a Kinderstepper. Not that she's really in school but she kind of is: every day, homework, PE. She was really nervous leading up to this big day but I think we talked about it enough that when it finally arrived she was ready. Her dad thought it appropriate to begin the day off on the right foot with donuts. Tatum, being the early riser she is, was up early enough to go with her dad and choose her donut. For some reason donuts are special to us but that's another post....Noni took her on a special date and got her some school clothes and this lovely back pack she picked out all herself. She picked her outfit and hairdo and was ready to begin her 18 very long years of school. And no, I didn't tell her she'd be going for 18 years, a day at a time, right?


Of course we had to take pictures together.

Waiting outside her classroom looking darling.

The teacher told us to give our children one last hug and kiss and then have them line up. I hugged and kissed her and as she walked she never looked back. No last smile or wave, nothing. Waaaaaaaaa! No tears were shed but come on, I wanted one last big smile to ease my heart.

8 comments:

Heather said...

Wow, she is getting to be big stuff! I love how you made her day special and how she picked everything out herself and how all the kid's backpacks are just as big as they are.

Family of Four said...

oh my heck, this is big time! but, what on earth is her teacher wearing on the first day of school? not my first choice. did you shed a tear? i got teary eyed just looking at the pictures and thinking of brynlee doing this in a couple years. maybe i will homeschool.....right!

Ashleigh & Zebb said...

She's to little to be in school! oh my word I can't believe it! I remember my first day of school. I don't remember looking back... I looked forward to it, I wanted to do what all the big kids were doing...but how fun! so how'd the first day go? did she totally love it? was tuck upset he didn't get to go to school yet?

lindsey said...

she looks so stinkin' cute!! hope she loves it ;)

Alisa Larson said...

You must have been a little freaked to leave her - I know I will be!

Kim said...

How cute is she? Her outfit is adorable and goes well with her tan. That backpack is as big as she is!

The Kemptons said...

She looked adorable. I hope she had a good first day.

Jessica Knight said...

I love her! She looks gorgeous! How crazy! She's in school! I'd be balling like a baby!