Thursday, September 2, 2010

At Last

This.
This was a morning a few weeks ago that began inexcusably too early.
This morning was more anticipated than any other this year.
This was a morning frothy with emotions;
happiness, sadness, excitement, worry, nostalgia, and joy.
This........was Sienna's first day back at school.



Sienna finally started school again. She counted down most of summer (not including weekends-that would have been too painful for her) until school began. We had a great summer for sure --we loved it. But in August-with the oppressive heat and humidity....it felt as if our bodies (and my mind ) were being liquefied. The hours dripped by. C'mon August....hurry up already, my little one wants to be a 1st grader!

Sienna was elated to see Kaleia (one of her best friends) on the first day of school. They were in the same Kindergarten class last year so they are so happy to be together again this year.
You know who was not elated?......Wesley. Poor little guy. He was so grumpy, and sad on Sienna's first day back at school. He was losing his best friend and playmate-hence the grumpy picture of the two of them above. For Wesley-there were no smiles to be had on this particular morning.
I too felt some anxiety about Sienna going back to school (less than last year- thankfully). I had a pot of questions, some swirling doubts, mixed with emotions, but mostly....I was bubbling with joy for
my bright star who loves to learn.

Sienna was ready. And she was happy.....but you don't have to take my word for it.

8 comments:

Sanchez Gang said...

Oh my goodness. S & W are so big... I cant believe my eyes... and you and nate look great too!! we sure miss you guys! I hope you are enjoying OK.

Kira said...

Finally a post! I've been waiting and waiting. Awww...Sienna looks so adorable for her 1st day of school! I'll call you soon. I'd love to get caught up on all the things you've been up to. I miss you guys!

California Roney's said...

What is going on?? Those two kids are so adorable! Love the new updated pictures!!!

Jean said...

Hey, you blogged!! Yaaaaaaay! I'm so excited for the little first grader. Wow! They grow up fast. She looks so cute!!

FRYER FAM said...

wow! t has been much too long since you've posted. i can't beleive how big your kids ahae become. Sienna sure is looking more like you then ever before. i miss you. Hope you are enjoying life.

the momma-kana said...

So you don't know me but Susan Anthon told me to check out your blog and I am so glad I did! What great pictures and what a fun blog to read. I hope you are still posting!

Wonderful Jewelry said...

thank you for sharing

Denyse said...

Jessica!! I don't know if you even check your blog anymore, but if you do...I wanted to talk to you about Tulsa. We might be moving there next year, and we have some friends that just moved there..I wonder if they're in your ward....Email me if you get this :) denysecox@hotmail.com