Monday, August 31, 2009

MDO Bound

Y'all, Ella Grace starts Mother's Day Out at our church this week. I'm sad. I'm real sad. It's bittersweet watching your children grow up! I don't really want her to. I've actually been thinking this weekend I was going to change my mind, but Derek says she needs to go. I know it will so good for her. She is incredibly shy, and I think being around her same-aged peers two days a week will help her come out of her shell a little. We went to her open house last week, and she loved her classroom, although she kept asking me, "Are you going to stay wif me?" I told her I would stay that night. I'm hoping she doesn't think I'll be staying when I drop her off this week. She'll probably do fine. I, on the other hand, probably will not. Ha!

At open house, she wasted no time grabbing a baby and going sailing! =)

Her classroom is SO cute! It has a beach theme. Cute murals with huts, lobsters and fish are painted on the walls. This is the same classroom she should be in during service time, but she has yet to stay and just goes to "big church" with Derek and me. We are hoping MDO will help with this as well. She is perfect when we take her into the service, but she would have so much fun learning about Jesus in her class with little friends if she would give it a chance.

Oh, and have I mentioned how much of a Daddy's girl she is, and that I LOVE it!!! I took these pictures the other night when I saw EG and Derek were "swimming" together. She gets on the sun ledge and moves her arms to "swim". It was just the cutest.

My sweet baby girl. All this growing up is hard on a Momma!


Megan L Hutchings said...

I know it is going to be tough this week but the one thing I tell myself is that time will make it a LITTLE easier :)!

I am not just saying this b/c my boys are in "school" but I think it is good for little ones to have peers. THEY LEARN SO MUCH!

I will be thinking about you :)!

Candy said...

That girl is just too cute! She will LOVE MDO out! Maybe you'll get used to it. :) Good luck! Can't wait to see pics of her 1st day! :)

Kelley said...

She is so adorable! I know she will have a great time at MDO. I also know that it will be hard letting her go. I will be thinking about you this week.

Heather said...

I will be praying for you...I think it is hardest with the younger sibling...although it was hard for me with Connor, too, I cannot even IMAGINE taking AK in a couple of years! Hopefully EG will love it, though! She is such a doll!

Jacquie said...

You are so right... it is bittersweet. But, I have such warm, warm memories now when I see you young momma's with your little ones. It takes me back to a sweet place!