Monday, August 25, 2014

Zoya's first day of Kindergarten!!!!

Thank goodness Gramma Liz was here to give me a big hug when I returned home from dropping Zoya off!

This morning when I took pictures it wasn't sunny at all! The sun started peeking out when we were having this picture taken and when I saw the light on Zoya's face in the pic I knew my Grandpa was with us yet again for one of Zoya's biggest days. 

She was so excited!

This is where Mama got really teary! 

Ready for Kindergarten!!

I forgot in the shuffle to get pics of Zoya with her sisters!!! I guess I'll have to do that when she gets home :) Last night was tough for this mama and I thought I got all my tears out at midnight, but no such luck...there were more to come today! I know it probably sounds crazy but I felt very similar to the way I felt when we had to hand Mila over for open heart surgery. Now, don't get me wrong, I know her life is not at risk, but that vulnerable feeling of handing your baby off to people you have to trust with your child's life is just not easy!!! She was so excited about Kindergarten this morning talking about her principal and her teacher and her helper and making new friends! I am a nervous wreck waiting to hear how it goes! I'll post more about the kindergarten transition process and what Zoya's day looks like another time! But for now I'm going to keep looking over THESE OLD POSTS OF FIRST DAYS PAST and hold my phone tight.....juuuuuuuuuust in case! ;) 


  1. She is so excited. Love it. Hang in there Momma! Have a fantastic day and year Zoya!

  2. Looks like Zoya had a good beginning to her first day of kindergarten. Hope the rest of the day went well too. :)

  3. I'm laughing hysterically at the "stop crying mom" pic because I love you so much! I will be the same way in like... 10 years when my kids exist/go to school and you'll have to hold me. Oh Sarah. I'm so glad it went well today, and hope it continues to go well. I've got chocolate if you need it!

  4. Yay Zoya! Sweet girl is growing up so fast! Praying for a successful year--and for mama's heart, too! ;) (Commented earlier but not sure it went thru. If so, you can disregard this one lol)

  5. Love your chalkboard door, Sarah!