the first day of school.
mason a handsome, mature little second grader.
payton a kindergartener.
addison still a preschool pipsqueak.
i have dreaded this day for over five years.
this day that payton would start kindergarten.
this day that i would have to remove her from my wing and let her fly.
and she rocked it.
in true payton style.
if only i could be as carefree and confident as she.
she had no time for the paparazzi as we waited for the bus.
i am going to kindergarten.
i am going to ride the bus with my brother.
i will make friends.
and pretty much you should stop worrying about me.
her confidence helps my anxiety a wee bit.
and mason helps it a whole lot more.
this transition would be so much harder without him.
that is one thing i do know.
she seemed real nervous, eh?
kindergarteners moved to the front of the line to load first.
payton would not budge until mason went with her.
she is obsessed with her brother.
thankfully the feelings are mutual.
be still my heart.
i admit it.
i followed the bus to school.
day one. and day two.
had to have that visual of the unloading process.
it is good.
this momma's heart is full.
addison gets to spend her mornings with me.
she is in an afternoon preschool class with payton's old teachers.
it is amazing to me how far she has come.
her speech is coming along great.
just need a little more spontaneity.
she is blossoming into such a big girl.
she is rockin some glasses.
moved into big girl panties this past weekend.
she is rockin it.
her backpack is still bigger than she is.
has been for two years now.
can't help but think what she would be doing right now if still in russia.
likely nothing even close to what she is doing now.
so excited for her future.
good things are to come.
blasts from the past.
watching those old videos made me cry.
this momma is now a hot mess.