Doing the school thing has been so much fun. All my worries have been for nothing so far. Ana has LOVED school, she goes to afternoon K and every morning asks me "Is it time for school yet?" Her class is no bigger then 20 kids and she seems to have a great teacher. One day she came home with a book full of drawings of her done by her classmates labeled "Queen for a Day" she was so excited about it that she looked thru the book over and over! Ana also came home with a certificate that says she is "Star" student of the week not sure how prestigious of an honor that is yet, (we are still learning the schools reward system and all that) but we are pretty proud of her!
Yesterday Ana participated in a "Jump-a-thon" to raise money for the PTA and it was so fun to watch, she was having a lot of fun! So far so good, we are loving school and look forward to all the fun school activities and things in the future!
September 1st 2010 was Ana's first day of school. We have been anticipating this day since she turned 5 and now its finally here!! Ana woke up with a smile on her face and was ready to head out the door but she had to wait until after lunch and it was the longest morning of her life!
Finally the time came and she rushed to put on her school clothes and get out the door.
Jethro came home for lunch to join us and see her off on her first day.
She was so excited I didn't cry like I thought I would. To see her standing in line with a big grin on her face made me so happy and excited for her!! I am so proud of her she wasn't scared at all! As I watched her walk away and was snapping pictures I wanted so bad to follow her and just be with her all day but I knew I had to let her go!
On our way home Penina fell asleep and Jethro stayed and we had a quiet lunch together reminiscing about when Ana was a baby and how much she's grown. As soon as Jethro got up to leave for work I realized how quiet the house will be and started to cry because I didn't have Ana home. I know I will come to enjoy "MY" time while Ana's at school and Penina's down for a nap and soon the new baby will arrive but I couldn't help but miss her so much and wonder how she was doing at school.
As soon as school time was over I was out the door to pick up Ana and anxious to hear about her day. We got in the car and I could see she was sad and was fighting back tears. My heart broke, a million thoughts went through my head of who could have hurt her and what must have happened. I finally got it out of her that she was sad because she wanted to ride the bus home. She thought that she was gonna get the "full" school experience I guess. After I explained to her why kids have to ride the bus and bought her a few treats at the store she was much happier and excited to tell me about her day.
I'm a native of Orem, Jethro grew up in American Samoa. We met 11 years ago at work and have been together ever since! We have two beautiful girls and live in American Fork. I have come to love blogging mostly because I can keep in touch with friends and family. I love being able to peek into their lives and see how everone is doing so please feel free to visit and drop a few lines!