Monday, September 14, 2009

Maddie's Big Day

Today Maddie started Kindergarten! She has been waiting for this day for a long time.

There she is. What a big girl. She wanted me to take a sideways photo so her backpack would show. We went to Mike's office after school and she wore her backpack in. She was super proud of her big girl backpack!

Aw! There's my tiny girl looking so grown up! Seems like not too long ago that she was accompanying my to Mikayla's first day of Kindergarten as a little toddler.

The money shot. The kids hate doing this photo in front of the flagpole, they are always worried what their friends might think. HA! I'm not worried:)

Maddie, Madison and Doreen.

Sweet girl on the carpet square. I just know what this means.
Once they start school the years fly by and they get so big so fast!


Grandpa Russ said...

Colleen -

Lots of studies have been done showing that the first five years are probably the most important to a child's development and success later in life.

Because of Mike's commitment to you and his family, you have been blessed with the opportunity to stay home with your children thru these critical formative years.

With the guidance provided by their parents, each one of your children has not only developed their own unique personalities, but each has also developed a strong sense of "family".

It's hard to express exactly how proud I am of you and Mike and what you've done together. In fact, I'm often awestruck at the loving skills you've developed as you've lived and worked thru the fears, tears and cheers of parenting.

Your success can definitely be seen in Maddie's face & eyes as she begins the big adventure that's called Kindergarten.



Bev said...

Ditto to what Grandpa Russ said so well!

Love Maddie's outfit and big bow!!