Little Miss Diana Mary started 4th grade yesterday- sound the trumpets!
As excited as she was, she was just as nervous AND this year, so very sad that summer was over. She kept talking about our great summer memories...kinda gave me a pain in my heart....we gave her a pep talk though and told her the fun doesn't have to be over (make sure it is not in the classroom though) ;)
Of course, we took our obligatory pics on the front stoop!
I thought before I share those pics though, we could take a trip through memory lane....can't believe how much she has grown (even though she is still a little peanut!)
and then for our 4th grade pics....I present the following.....
Then the backpack shots of course.....
(same backpack as last year. It is an Infinity backpack- made for cheerleaders- Diana uses it for school and cheer- great investment and I LOVE the leopard design she picked) :)
and then we always snap a pic getting on the bus
(You will notice that Mr. V is not in this picture. To say we were all devastated was an understatement. He was the best driver ever and became a family friend. We are not sure if he is still driving in town but Rob promises to get to the bottom of it. I am thinking from some things he hinted around at last year, that he may have retired. We are all so sad. BUT we will move forward and learn to like Gina, our new driver, now!)
Once the bus was driving away, Rob, Eva and I were walking back into the house and Eva says, "I love my sister so much." Yes the waterworks started...just as I thought it may have been a little easier watching her get on the bus this year....NOPE!
Anyway, I got back to work and then took a lunch break with my besties so we could celebrate...I mean mourn ;)
We headed to Atkinson Country Club for a lovely lunch and it was a ball!
This is us
and this is how we really felt....
kidding....kidding of course ;)
It was Nicole's birthday too so we sang for her!
It was a great day all around....it seems like Diana had a good first day too...I pray for all of the kids that it is a positive year!