Tuesday, September 04, 2012

What a difference a day makes

He did it!

She's proud of him, and he's proud of himself.  Swimmer.

     Yesterday, we spent time with Jim's family in the pool.  The 88 degree pool where time doesn't exist, and in my head it was no longer the day before the first day of school, and the day before the week that all of us have some major change.  This was relaxing and nice.  It was also a huge milestone as Henry jumped off of the diving board.  This is HUGE here!  He's been nervous all summer.  Now that Willa finally tried it in June, he was feeling some pressure.  Yesterday was THE day.  He stood at the end and said, "one, two... world record!" and then jumped.  When he came up grinning and laughing, he spurted, "I'm going to do this EVERY DAY!"
     Today is the first day of first grade for Willa.  We had a very smooth morning.  Everyone was up on time, fed and dressed at the right time.  We were not rushed on the way out the door.  We took some photos, and then got to school.  Because it was raining, all of the classes were lining up in the gym.  The hot, hot, echoey gym.  Some kids were overwhelmed, but Willa hung in there.  I watched her make a new friend who I will call "girl with the red backpack" until I know otherwise.  When it was time, her teacher, Mrs. K. got the kids to stand up, and they filed out.  Willa didn't even look at me as they walked to the hallway.  This kid has got it under control.

Packing up for the day.
Happy first grade girl.
They all lined up in the gym this morning.  Hot, humid chaos.  Willa looks ready to wallop her teacher with the umbrella.  She was not.

1 comment:

Jackie said...

Go Taylor kids!