Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Balloons Make Everything Better

Balloons make everything more happy right?  After a hard time falling asleep because of a bad case of 1st day jitters, she woke up to a room filled with them.  It was a great way to start the morning.  As I drove to the grocery store to pick them up early this morning, I started tearing up, so nervous for her.  But I stopped myself, took a big breath and just said "have faith."  And so I did.  And it couldn't have been better.
 It also helped that momma finally learned to french braid, right in time for the first day. 
 When we got home she we had fun playing with her bouquet of balloons and we snapped some silly shots
It was a really great first day.  She seemed so happy, almost giddy the rest of the day.  She said her teacher is really, really nice and recited the Golden Rules they learned in the classroom today.  One of her best friends from last year is in her class and I know that helped so much.  I couldn't be happier.  Today she loves school.  She loves her friends, she loves her family and she loves God.  Really, what more could a momma pray for?

Thank you so very much for your kind words on yesterday's post.  I appreciate all the love and support for me and my girl.  And thanks for inquiring about her first day!  You guys are amazing.

Wishing you all a happy rest of the week.


  1. You are such a great Mom!! The balloons are such a great idea. Can I steal it? hehe Katelyn starts preschool on Sept. 13 and while it's only preschool and only 2 days a week it still feels like the closing her her baby, toddler chapter and the beginning of her life as a little girl. *tear* It makes me a happy sad Mommy. Glad that Taylor had a wonderful day at school. She looked so beautiful!

  2. I might have to steal that idea! :) On the first day of school--if it's a half day--we always go out to lunch. He usually wants McDonald's and that's okay.

  3. Andrea, how sweet! Balloons do make everything better and it looks like it was an excellent first day. Your daughter is gorgeous, just like her mom.

  4. Steal away girls! I stole the idea from a fellow mom I over heard talking about it, and I thought, "that's brilliant!"

  5. thats an awesome way to wake up and i kind of wish someone would do that for me!! danggit!
    aww first grade I remember that day - i was nervous as well. we have a 4th grader this year and i want to cry just thinking about it since i won't be around the morning of her first day. perhaps I will steal your balloon idea and surprise her.....

  6. what a sweet idea!!! i am not a momma yet but i may have to store this one away for years down the road... i can only imagine how anxious ill be. glad she likes school! :)

  7. oh my gosh! you are such a cool mom! (and your little girl looks so much like you!) so glad her first day went well. hard to believe school's already back in session!

  8. So, I know this post is about your daughter's first day of school BUT that last pic of your son is cracking me up!!!

    The balloons are fabulous! I would love to wake to a room full of them! :o) I still don't know how to french braid... but I need to learn! My poor daughter always has hair in her face.

  9. What a sweet and fun gesture for your girl! Who wouldn't want to wake up to that? I'm so glad that her day went well. I used to teach 1st grade. It is such a fun age! She's going to love it!

  10. i love that you did this for her.
    what a GREAT surprise to wake up to.

    and double the fun with the first day of school photo op!

    so glad to hear she made it through okay. and hopefully second day of school jitters stay away!

  11. balloons do make it better!
    i am stealing that idea, for sure.
    praise jesus for such a great first day for all.
    how awesome she has a friend in her class, too!

    also, little bro is hilarious in that photo. ha.

  12. this post made me SO happy! what an awesome idea with the balloons! you rock, mama. also, i just learned to french braid too, for the first time ever. but your double action...that's impressive!! (btw i have a lovely cold sore, darn it, just in time for tomorrow night.)

  13. cute! balloons are the key to making life fun. can't stop laughing at that last picture...

  14. Awww...so happy her first day was great! What a cool thing with the balloons! You are cool mom! I am sure she was so happy to see them when she woke up! My son starts first grade in 2 weeks! I can't believe it either. Time just flies by!

  15. I just finally got to catch up your posts after a frazzled, hold my breath and be in constant prayer kind of week--wondering whether my little guy would be starting first grade with the rest of them. . .thankfully, He will be and I think balloons are in his future--a celebration of sorts because things could have turned out so differently. I'm stealing and going to enjoy the sheer surprise and joy on his face!

  16. Oh my goodness, you are such a wonderful mother! I'm going to be stealing this idea when it's time for Little S. to go to school because balloons are her FAVORITE thing, ever.


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