Tuesday, August 01, 2006

My Growing Girl

Posted by Mandy at 1:26 PM

Do you ever have one of those days that you look at one or all of your kids and think, "Oh my... how did they get this big?" Today is that day for me in regards to Madison. After a GREAT time at playgroup this morning the kids and I went to WalMart. I bought Madison a big girl booster seat. (finally) I got her the Graco "Safe Seat" and it's "really cool" as Madison says! It's hard for me to think that she's done, forever, with a five point harness seat. Now it's all big girl stuff. She loves her new seat and can't wait to ride in it. (and I actually put the thing together all by myself! So proud!) While we were at WM I bought about half of the school supplies she needs. It was so strange walking those aisles picking up crayons, markers, glue, and scissors... but it hit me the hardest when we got to the folders. She picked out one with a butterfly on it and one with rainbows and unicorns on it. (do these selections surprise anyone? lol) I can so clearly remember the excitement of picking out the notebooks and folders I wanted for school.. and it's a little hard to think that my baby girl is now a big girl going to school! I did find her Year Book from PreK and got to see a picture of her teacher. (Mrs. Koone) She looks so familiar to me, but I'm pretty sure I've never met her. I think it's neat that she was the art teacher last year seeing as how Art is Madison's favotire thing! I hope that she'll get to do a lot of artistic work in class. Okay, so what if this entire post is about Madison. I'm feeling emotional about my child growing up on me!

On a slightly different note, playgroup this morning was such a great time. I'm loving the group of women we have coming! It felt so relaxed... just an easy going good time. If it weren't so darn hot, it would've been perfect! I have Parent Group tonight.. so double the excitement!

Clayton is training one of the new troopers starting tonight! This guy is stationed in Lake Village, so Clayton will be working down there with him a lot I bet. We got three new troopers down here in Troop F, so watch out you speeders! ;)


Suzanne on Tuesday, 01 August, 2006 said...

oh! i'm lovin' the pics. especially this one!! sweet stuff!

Lou Arnold on Tuesday, 01 August, 2006 said...

I remember Mrs. Koone from our workshops last month. She seemed real nice. I think you will be an excellent teacher for Madison.

K.T. says peace on Tuesday, 01 August, 2006 said...

I am lovin the pix too!!!I have not bought the school supplies except for the ones that they usually run out of-dry erase markers,hand sanitizer and folders.Of course,my pack rat self buys alot of the folders and such when they are on clearance in OCT. and have a supply but it is always my luck that they want red folders with brads or something like that....LOL

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