Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Second Grade!!! WooHoo!!

7:45am...Emma was ready to start another year of school. There were very few jitters this morning, just excitement! Her whole class is "looping" this year which means she has the same teacher and all the same kids in her class.
Even Abby understood the importance of this day and she was so excited for Emma's first day. Tomorrow Abby starts preschool three days a week with her new teacher Miss. Alice. She can't wait!!
And this picture is from last year on the first day of first grade. When I look at it now I realize how forced that smile was. She was sooo nervous and she still had baby teeth. She didn't know how to tell time, write her name in cursive, read fractions or swim. Now she can do all of those things and chapter books are her new best friend! My word a lot changes in a year.
It's so funny to me that a year ago both boys barely talked and they slept in cribs. McKenna was still just the size of my hand and I had morning sickness ALL the time. Abby still wore some size 2T clothes. And I didn't even have a blog (hehe)!

So many of you have prayed for us and supported us in so many ways this past year and I just wanted to take a second to thank you. I wish I could give each of you a hug! We have felt your prayers and seen God provide in miraculous ways for our entire gang! God has truly shown himself strong on our behalf.
Check back this afternoon for a full report of Emma's big day! I'm sure she'll have lots to share!


Anonymous said...

You are right, the smile last year was a little forced. What a difference a year makes! Thanks for keeping a record of all of the events. The Chattertons and Marshalls (and the Brinkleys) have some great memories .

Amy said...

What a difference a year makes! I'll be posting about that later tonight too! Wow! Seeing those pictures side by side really brings it home. She's grown up so much and I am so proud of her!

Katy said...

WOW - look at how she has grown this year. A lot has happened - and look how much confidence she has this year!! Here's to ANOTHER great year - for all of you! :)

The Marklund's said...

Wow! Emma has changed so much in just a year! What a crazy year it has been, but God has been good!