Monday, August 25, 2008

Aubrey's 1st Day of 1st Grade

Today is the beginning of the school year! And I can't believe I have a first grader! I have mixed emotions this year. I am happy for Aubrey to get to go to school, to learn and to grow, but I am still sad that the start of a new year of school just means she is growing up. :( And growing much too fast for me to handle! Why do kids have to grow so fast?

Last week, Aubrey was able to go to a Meet The Teacher night and just LOVES her new teacher, Mrs. Gahan already. I've heard great things about this teacher and have confidence Aubrey will have an awesome year.

This morning went smoothly for Aubrey- wake up, bathroom, breakfast, get dressed, do hair, put on new "dangly" earrings(back to school present from Mommy & Daddy), pose for pictures, then off to school! Here are pictures of her sportin her new shirt, shoes, bag, and earrings. She was so stylin this morning:)











Outside the school

Hugs goodbye


Ella said sadly as we were leaving school, "I want Aubey."(she says her name that way when she is pouting). Don't worry Ella, she'll be home before you know it and next week, you'll be going to preschool!
We love you and miss you already Aubrey! We hope your first day of school is the best!

30 comments:

Tara D said...

She looks so grown up! I can't believe how time has flown, seems like yesterday she was your wee baby. -sniff- I love the new earrings, that's probably the first thing I noticed in the picture. Good luck, Aubrey. I hope you LOVE first grade; it surely can't be worse than my first grade experience with Mrs. Roos (the Moose). lol

Rebecca said...

What a cutie! She looks adorable!

Mindi said...

ahhhh, milestones!!

how great that joey could be there to get in on the action!! yay for dads!

cyndi/mom/nana said...

Wow I can't get over how grown up she looks. Last night she sounded so excited about her "pink camoflauge"(sp~you'd think I'd know being married to "GIJOE")back pack that hangs off her shoulders. She looks so cute and her "bobble" earrings :( sigh she is alas growing darn too fast. I have to say her hair is gorgeous too it looks so shimmery beautiful. Have a great first day sweet Aubey we love you and know you'll have a great 1st grade. love nana and tata

cyndi/mom/nana said...

Ok so I went back and looked over the pictures again. Whaaaaa. Sniffles. Joey I'm so happy to see you were able to go and see Aubrey off to her first day at 1st grade thank you to your boss for letting you do that it's so important and the girls will always remember. Ella how exciting you'll be next. Cali seems not too sure about all that is going on but cute nonetheless. Also, I enlarged at least the first four photos and I just want to jump into the computer and give hugs and kisses to all love you guys. The last other pictures wouldn't enlarge but that's ok I love looking at them already. Thanks Holly for posting them so quicly so we can feel a part of her first day.

-Melissa- said...

She looks all grown up! I love her new school outfit. Aubrey is stylin'! Hope she had a great 1st day of school.

Emily said...

Oh goodness, first grade?! Will I ever survive Kindergarten?

The Bright Family said...

she looks so grown up to only be a first grader :)

Champion Family said...

YEA Aubrey! I hope you have a great 1st day too! You look so cute in your new things!

Ann Marie said...

Holly....I feel for you. I've done the first day of school several times now, so I know how you feel. I actually think we UNDERestimate how sad we feel on that first day, with our babies growing up!! Sniff sniff. She looked really cute and I'm sure is having a wonderful first day!

Jan said...

Sigh. How the time does fly -- she looks so grown up and confident - I love that. But I know how you are feeling and it's always so bittersweet.

mamapickle said...

she looks so cute! The dangle earings just make the outfit. I almost let Phoebe pierce hers this year, but decided she would just loose all the earings. We still need to work on organization skills!

Erica and Orlando said...

She looks so grown up. I love her bag. Tell Ella good luck.

Jori said...

She looks SO cute! LOVE her bag!!! Man, the first day of school makes my heart hurt. Today was Kaitlin's first day of kindergarten, it's good for them but hard for the mommas.:)

Grammy Staffy said...

Today is Claire's 1st day of 1st grade too. I hope that it was a wonderful day for you Aubrey.

RD said...

Holy cow! She is really growing up. She did great today I'm sure- just look at that big smile- she's ready!
Love you all.

Dad

Patty said...

I can't believe Aubrey is in the first grade already. It seems like yesterday when she was born. It looks like this morning went well. It's neat that Joey got to go! I'm looking forward to hearing all the details!!

Patty said...

P.S. I love her new dangly earrings!!

the duchess said...

Oh, she's too cute. Your girls are so photogenic. I certainly hope in the next 6 years or so your husband has a shotgun. ;o)

hoLLy said...

oh he does.

Suzie said...

It just all goes way too quickly.

Your girls are such beauties but mostly I can tell they are sweet!
Especially to each other.

Whatever you are doing, keep doing it. You are great!

Marie said...

What wonderful memories she will have of Grade 1! She looks so sweet and happy in the pictures. You have such a lovely family Holly! I could just hug you all to bits!

Moon Devious said...

Aww, she looked so pretty on her first day of school!!! My oldest goes to preschool tomorrow. Im so excited!!! (Even thought he's been going since he was 2, but still....)

Sarah said...

she looks beautiful!! sorry i haven't been commenting lately - i've been reading, just taking a little bit of a break from blogging :) glad you had fun with laura!

HIRSCHI FAMILY said...

She looks so grown up in the pics! I'm glad I have another year and a half before Savy starts school, sometimes it's hard to let them grow up!

Wendy said...

You are so great at taking lots of pictures, you really captured the big day. She looks so happy and so stylish!

The Zookeeper said...

Hello hottie. She looks so adorable. I hope your first day of first grade was fabulous. (This post applies equally to both you and Aubrey)

Tiburon said...

Is she super tall? Cause she looks super tall!

ACDC2005 said...

I remember when she was just a little thing! Now she's all growed up! She looks adorable in her new school outfit!!

hoLLy said...

she just average height tib. i guess the picture added a couple of inches:)