{First Day, First Grade}

Meg started FIRST grade this week!   It seems like time won’t slow down no matter how much I complain about the speed at which it seems to be flying by.  Wasn’t it just last week that I was waking Meg up for her first day of Kindergarten?  This morning wasn’t much different for me than her first morning of Kindergarten…when my alarm went off, I laid in bed and thought to myself “another first is coming and going”. 

Meg will turn SIX next Tuesday, which means that she has almost completed 1/3 of her life under my roof.  Because, lets face it…at 18 (probably before since she is a baby for her class), she will likely be ready to move out, go to college, leave my house and house rules.  Boo hoo!!! 

As I walked into Meg’s room bright and early on Monday morning, I was a little surprised when I found her bed empty.  I was a little confused because I know that there was no way Meg had woken up on her own (she’s a lot like me in the mornings, a total bear). 


So, I headed back into my bedroom and noticed a pink “lump” laying on her mattress.  Jarrad and I have a rule that she’s not allowed to sleep with us – she’s a bed hog…so, we have her crib mattress under our bed and she pulls it out if she wants to sleep in our room.  She was covered from head to toe and absolutely adorable. 


Meg is not a morning person – as I’ve mentioned.  So, I slowly woke her up.  The first few mornings are always pretty easy convincing her to get out of bed, so this morning wasn’t much of a fight.  


Meg got up, brushed her hair and teeth, had some breakfast and got dressed.  She bought this dress specifically for the first day of school.  She’s such a girly girl.  Jarrad wasn’t able to go with us on the first day, so I snapped a picture of them in the kitchen before he headed out. 


After we had her lunch packed and everything ready, we headed out to the front for some first day of school pictures.  She fought me at first, but I finally convinced her that she had to do it – I’m pretty sure I threatened to ground her if she didn’t cooperate.  I was able to snap tons, but this was my favorite.  


Since Jarrad had to leave early, I had to break out my tri-pod :)  I had to have a picture of me and my baby girl on her first day of first grade.  Meg was a doll and didn’t complain once when while we were waiting for the self timer to go off. 


After all the picture taking, we loaded up the car and headed to school.  Meg was so excited.  She has a few kiddos in her class this year from last year and some friends that she made last year that weren’t in her class.  She’s very excited about the year. 



***Megan & Mrs. Grigar***


***Meg sitting at her desk, working on her birthday crown***IMG_3652 IMG_3653IMG_3657

Let’s hope that Megan’s First Grade year gets off to a better start than Kindergarten did!  


Chelle said...

Sweetie, she looks SO grown up! Your family is so beautiful--and I hope, too, that this year is a much better year for your sweetheart. I still remember when you wrote that post and how my heart just broke for her :(


Lana said...

YOUr daughter is right between my two girls! following from MM blog hop! Please stop by for a visit with me at www.walkingtheoff-beatenpath.blogspot.com

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