Thursday, September 15, 2011

My Everything

This is the reason I get up every morning, even on days when I just want to hide under the covers. No matter who is or isn't in our life, no matter where we are living, and no matter if we are rich or poor, she will always be there reason that I am still breathing.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Week 2!

Well week two of school had a crazy twist to it. The weekend before, we were hit with Hurricane Irene and St. Mary's county had A LOT of damage. There were homes lost, and people without power for days. We were part of the lucky ones. We lost trees and limbs, but nothing serious. We were out of power for most of the Saturday and until 1pm Sunday afternoon, which again compared to most, we were very lucky. Needless to say schools were closed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Thursday resumed school on a normal schedule.

This was the first time Hailey went to school without me being there. I was extremely nervous and kept an eye on the clock the whole morning. I kept wondering if she was doing okay and I was looking forward to seeing here and hearing all about it when I picked her up. I have learned that getting information out of Hailey is like pulling teeth. She does not like talking about her day and of course I want to know every detail!

She did tell me that she had brought home a book order so we could order books (I placed my order Friday morning!). She told me about a little things here and there, but she never really gave me to any details. All I know is that she had a good day. Again, she told me that she did not talk to any of the other kids or play on the playground. She said that an older girl tried to talk to her on the bus, but she didn't say anything. She was proud about something and could not wait to show me...... she had her first ART PROJECT at school. This project included using scissors for the first time and a glue stick! She made the raccoon from the story The Kissing Hand. His name is Chester and not only did she color him, cut him out, glue him together, but she wrote her name on the back of it. I am completly in love with this thing! Not only do I think she did a great job, but there is just something about it that makes it so perfect in every way! I have taken it and shown people and it is proudly hanging up on my refridgerator. It will be something I hope I can save and show her when she gets older.

Friday did not go as smoothly for her. Kenny had a really hard time getting her on the bus. She said that she missed spending time with him and didn't want to go to school. So he had to do a tough thing that breaks parents hearts..... he had to put her on the bus crying. She told me that she had a hard day that day. She told me about crying on the bus on the way to school. She said that she had cried in the line walking into school and then another time when someone accidently steped on the back of her shoe. The teacher helped her put it back on, and we all explained to her that it was an accident. Since it was Friday she got to take something for Show and Tell. She took a sparkly horse in since we are still working with the first letter of her name. She said she showed the horse, but did not talk about it. She did tell me about a couple things some of the other kids brought in. I think she enjoys show and tell and seeing new things.

So this week was a short week, but it did not seem to go as smoothly as her first. Hopefully she will adjust soon and start to enjoy school! There is so much to learn and so many people to meet!

And you know I could not leave the picture of Chester out!