Wednesday, September 03, 2008


These two pictures are from yesterday's orientation...she was being a real stinker about me taking pictures.



And today, my little Isabelle is off. She had a quiet excitement about her this morning. She quietly presented herself at the top of the stairs with the outfit she had carefully selected to wear (monkey hula shirt- classic Ponsi). She quietly went about her jobs of brushing her teeth and going potty--without me even telling her to do it. She had her backpack on from 7:30 on (the bus comes at 8:06) and she quietly went about eating her breakfast and getting some last minute instructions from Tori before heading to the bus stop. None of these things surprised me about her, and I wasn't sad--I have been excited for her to finally get her turn and make her own school memories, instead of living vicariously through Tori. But on our way to the bus stop Ponsi did something that took me off guard and left me with a decent size lump in my throat...she turned around. I have walked Tori down to the bus 3 times now for the first day of school and she has NEVER turned around. Tori walks quickly and resolutely towards the bus stop. She may turn around if I beg her to so I can get a picture, but even then she is normally reminding me that she needs to get going, so she doesn't miss the bus. But Ponsi, sweet Ponsi...she walked slowly (the only speed she knows) down the sidewalk and then she turned around and smiled. It wasn't a scared smile, just a quiet, excited smile that said, "Mom, I'm going to kindergarten!".

Dear Sweet Ronsi Ponsi...go and soak in every adventure that God has for you in life, just please promise me you will always stay as sweet as you are....

















You can barely see her little head!!!!!

10 comments:

Chuck said...

Go get 'em Ponsi!

Tara said...

Tears...

Full of JOY said...

i second the tears!! goodness gracious. can life get ANY sweeter???

Amy said...

Sweet post Gretch...

Richardson Family said...

Isabelle is so sweet, I love her slow speed. She's also quite adorable!! Way to go Isabelle.

Beth said...

Tearing up here too, can't believe she is already in kinder. How did the first day go?

thedulls said...

precious post. she seems like such a sweetie. did she like the first day of Kindergarten? She is a beauty!!

Rebeckah said...

What a sweet story. So fitting : ). She is just like you. Sweet to the max! We didn't do anything with the lemonade money yet, but they are scheming about what to do with their riches : ). I'll let you know. Can't wait to hear how her first week is going. Kindergaten rocks.

Fresh Footprints said...

I love the pigtails and the backpack and everything about this post. Yay for the first day of school. It's been really great to be part of your girls' life!

Karen said...

Wow, I can't believe how old they are getting. Sue showed me pictures you sent the other day. Macie has grown up so much!!! The kids are beautiful and I had tears in my eyes reading the stories. I bet Anna would have loved to have Tori walk her into class as well. I am sorry I am not there to get to take pictures of the first day of school like I did with the cousins.

God Bless,
Karen