Monday, August 22, 2011

First Day of 4th Grade!



Today  marked Maddy's first day of 4th Grade! She's been alternating between looking forward to seeing her friends again and worrying a little bit about her classroom.  Even though she has some good friends in her room, her two bff's are both in the other 4th grade classroom and that has really concerned her.  Reassurances that she'll see them at recess have helped a little bit. 
One of her sweet friends yelled her name when she saw her this morning and gave her a great big hug.
I loved watching that and seeing the girls be so sweet!

We kept very busy on the last weekend before school with a trip to the pool, the miniature golf course, the zoo and visiting my Dad. And, of course, we had to shop a little.  The stores called our names, after all.  The bad thing about wearing a uniform is that those most adorable first day of school outfits are unnecessary.  The good thing is that it really cuts down on morning decisions! :)  Hmmmm -- what color polo to wear today . . . navy? white? yellow? green?   Love that about uniforms! :)



Is it just me -- or is there something too cute about that backpack with her name on it!  I love it!  No more backpack mix-ups like happened last year!



Don't worry -- she put that silly Elmo in her backpack for the photos --
 he did not go to school, but waited in the car! 
 Her sweet baby niece, Janie, loves Elmo and since Maddy loves Janie --
 Maddy also loves Elmo all over again!


23 comments:

Football and Fried Rice said...

Awww, Elmo could have tagged along!

Sweet first day of school pictures! Maddy is beautiful in ANY color polo!

Mya was not in class with her BFF either, but her brother reminded her you aren't supposed to talk during class anyways :) that's what recess is for!

Love Letters To China said...

This post sounds just like I felt when my daughter was placed in a different class than her best friends this year. I think I felt worse about it than she did. She's a little apprehensive, but I mentioned recess and after school activities and she felt a little better. She starts 3rd grade on Wednesday.

Maddy looks adorable in her uniform. I absolutely adore the fact that my kids have to wear them. No fighting over what I think she should wear over what she wants. There's only one choice...blue or white polo. Yay!

Laurie said...

She looks so adorable!! Love her glasses! And I thought Elmo was the cutest touch, but I did figure there was a story behind it. Ha! :) Hope she has a fantastic year!

Dawn said...

Wow..4th grade!! I know she will love it!!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

love the uniform! that girls is such a beauty!

lea
xo

Jodee Leader said...

There is soooo much cuteness in this back to school post -- her glasses, the uniform, adorable personalized backpack, sign and Elmo! Maddy looked just adorable. I hope she had a great day!

Ashton said...

Elmo is the best :)
She looked adorable on her first day!

Courtney said...

Cute pics. I hope she has a wonderful year!

Kim K. said...

Maddie looks absolutely adorable. Beautiful first day pics. The backpack is perfect.

Kristin said...

Oh my gosh. Anna Grace has that same Elmo! He is her best buddy.....even in third grade. So glad to see Maddy still loves her Elmo too!

Love Maddy's glasses. AG needs glasses soon (borderline). Katie told me I can't pick the frames....she has to be there. She wants me to get some like Maddy's. Too cute!

Hope her first day went smoothly. =)

Joy Graham said...

Love the glasses! I just know that she will make more BFFs every year, just look at that smile! -Joy

Sue said...

I can't believe Maddy is a 4th grader already! Really cute first day photos!

Sue : )

Gail said...

Love the big smile on your pretty girl's face!!! And what an adorable backpack!! Hope 4th grade is an awesome year for Miss M!!!!

There are many days I wish we had uniforms btw.

Casey said...

Wow!! She is looking so grown up! I hope she has a fantastic year!!

Lisa said...

wow!! Can't believe she is in 4th grade already!! I am somewhat envious of the uniform thing

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

She is so cute! And I like her uniform too. I would love for my kid's to wear uniforms, but I would miss the first day of school outfits too. :)

The Sanders Family said...

She is such a doll! I agree...that would be nice about uniforms!! And I love the backpack too...we have a similar one for my daughter but it's pink with white polka dots (PBK.) Hope she has a lovely year!

Jean said...

She is such a cutie!!

Hope you have a wonderful school year!!

She looks adorable in her uniform! Reminds me of our older daughter/kids- they went to catholic schools! We loved it and loved the uniforms!

Sharon said...

Janet, thank you so much for your sweet comment, I have really missed you too...I have been so much off the computer for the summer,,,,Madrid is just a gorgeous little forth grader,,,I am struck by her all over again thinking I can see what Bailey will look like in a few more yrs,,,,you all are doing so many neat things and I love her uniform and backpack....I sure don't want to ever losse touch!!! And ur comments come to my email so I always get them no matter how long I'm off the log,,,

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