Monday, August 25, 2008

I Love You Victoria!

First Day At Vista Academy of Performing Arts

Lucky girl with some of mommy's lipstick! I'm trying not to look sad!
Even Jocelyn was a little sad!

WOW! I can't believe that I sent Victoria off to kindergarten today. Since she was a little baby, I have thought about this day and maybe what it would be like, and then there I was looking at her and hoping I had done everything right up to this point...the point where I am supposed to give her a hug, say good bye and watch her walk into her classroom. The point where I hope she'll remember to: wash her hands, eat her sandwich before her cookies, say "please" and "thank you," befriend the lonely kid on the playground, be the good example, follow the teacher's instructions, and just be the Victoria I know she is. I can't believe how time flies by so quickly. One minute she was a baby in my arms and today she asked if she could wear lipstick like me, because she was grown up enough to go to school. This day marks the first of many days where I'll have to say goodbye and let go a little more and, well it get's me very teary-eyed. What I would give for just one of those moments where I held her in my arms in the quiet of the night, a little baby completely dependant on me, looking to me for everything she needed. I truly wished I would have enjoyed her more as a baby. She was my hardest baby thus far and all I wished when she would scream at me hours on end, would just be for her to grow up....now I would go back in a second, just to know she was my baby a little longer. I will continue to hold on to whatever I can and enjoy my smart, independant, tall, beautiful little girl and this new journey we are on together.

6 comments:

Jack Attack said...

I can't believe you have a school aged child! way to be brave.

kjehansen said...

Where has time gone?? Our girls are so big! Your post was is so sweet -- brought a little tear to my eye. We'll do that same thing next week!

Tanner Family Blog said...

It was good to see you guys last week! I hope Victoria has a great year!

Elizabeth said...

WOW! Yeah for Tori! I can't believe that day is finally here! Time does fly, and we often do wish we could go back and hold our babies! My baby Nathan is in 4th grade already! ....crazy. Well, enjoy a few moments of only 2 kidos for a couple of hours!(btw..that song always gets to me!)

Jeremy McLerran said...

Wow. I was just over at Tracy and Mark's house tonight and we were thinking about the old single days. Erin (my wife) reminded me that she has a link to your blog on her page, so she directed me to it when we got home tonight. It doesn't feel like that much time has passed, yet here you are sending a cute little blonde to kindergarten. Wow. Time truly flies. What a wonderful family you have. Glad I was able to see your blog. Hope you guys are doing as well as it seem you are.

queenieweenie said...

She is such a cute kindergarten girl. Don't worry mommy, it gets easier...I PROMISE!