Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Only tears of joy






I could say a lot about this post. For example,
Two lunches- PACKED
Two kids dressed for school- DONE
Two kids at preschool- ACCOMPLISHED
One mom at home with a quiet house- PRICELESS

I could tell you a story of a mom being home crying because both of her kiddos are at school and there are no babies in my house to care for, but I would be lying. The truth is I am overjoyed. There are no tears of sorrow only tears of joy. I am so excited for Gabrielle today. She has been so stoked for her first day of school. She wants to be a big girl and be like her brother. She has felt a bit left out because she has not been old enough or potty trained to go to school in the past. She jumped out of bed this morning with a smile on her face. We had to wake her up (Joey, Jeff, and myself) all went into her room to arouse the sleeping beauty and tell her she had to get up for her first day of school. She was happy to pee on the potty, get dressed, and get her HAIR done (believe it or not) for her first day. In typical Gabrielle fashion she even gave us her signature smile/ funny faces for the camera.

Joey is not pictured. He was unwilling to smile, stand with his lunch box, or even look at the camera. This is his last year of preschool. Next year will be his big year.

As for mom… I am going to enjoy the day. I have a whole list of things I could do like laundry, cleaning, organizing, work on my resume, look for a job, but first I think I may go back to bed.

**Notice- bunny got to go to school too. You may also notice that bunny got into some nail polish. When will bunny learn??

10 comments:

mnreiter said...

Omigosh! I love the post of the first day of school, except that Joey didn't want to smile for the camera! I can't wait to hear about the first day =)

Jeff Zapp said...

It took Gabby all of about a minute to warm-up once she arrived at school today. She put bunny down next to her and started playing with all of the toys. Joey and his cousin, Blake, stepped into the routine like old hat.

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

simply adorable - love the pink earrings!!

Jocasta said...

Congratulations Gabby - hope you had a fab day!

And Laurie hope your day ended up being fab too!

Mrs. Greer said...

I am officially jealous!!! A quiet house? No kids? So, so jealous!!! And those are mighty beautiful pictures of her! Hope ALL of you had an awesome day!

Genny said...

So cute! And I hope you had a fun day!

angie said...

Bunny, pay attention to lessons learned! ha ha. Gabrielle looks so cute..what did you end up doing with your free time?

Jaime said...

A whole house? All alone? What DID you do?! I can't even imagine!
Love all the pics! What a little cutie:)

Shannon said...

I would be lying if I said that I wan't a wee bit jealous. My kids are driving me CRAZY!! Sam goes next week but the girls are going to have to wait another year. Not trying to wish the time away but they need more faces to look at than just mine because mine is aparently not getting the job done anymore:)

Mama Les said...

HOW CUTE IS SHE?!!!!!!!! so adorable, and I love her earings.

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