Olivia loves to push Ava in the mornings to the bus stop
Friday, August 13, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Here it comes... I can't really describe how I was feeling as the bus was approaching; I guess in a way I was kind of numb. Like Wow is this day really here now? The anticipation of this day happening hasn't left my mind since her last day of pre-school. I was so nervous, but yet so thrilled because Brad and I knew she was "ready". The last 5 years quickly flashed through my head...I gave her a kiss as I was shaking and told her that "I loved her and that to give God her Best" (as I always do when I leave her anywhere) and she walked on. I took her picture and she sat 2 rows back on the right side. I said "Hi" to the Bus Driver, Mr Steve. He had a gentle demeanor about him. His voice was soothing and I think he could feel what I was going thru. I told her I loved her again and I got off. Oh and I said "ya know she is a kindergartner" He said "yes I know". I also wanted to say, but didn't " and that's my baby so be careful on this big ol' bus". A bus has never looked so big then when Liv was on it by HERSELF. I got off the bus and then the tears really started to flow...Brad was kind of quiet. I asked him what he was thinking and he said "she is ready". We hurried to our car and went straight to the school to capture more videos. The hardest part was over.
Once she got off of bus they walked on the red line to the kindergarten section. It felt very organized and a very safe environment. The teachers were all so nice to me and warm.
We drove to the school after she got on the bus. We were able to get videos and pictures of her getting off of bus. It was so great being able to witness her doing all these "firsts". She had her "school" face on; very serious and attentitve. I was so proud of her.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Brad made this "magic carpet ride" for Liv quite some time ago. We recently have been enjoying it again. Even better with Ava along for the ride.
Posted by Us at Saturday, August 07, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
The new Indianapolis airport is really nice. We hadn't flown since Hawaii and Olivia was only 2 then. She was very excited and did great.
The plane ride there was not fun; the kids did good. Ava's first flight. She only cried a little. Brad had to sit 10 rows ahead of us and we were by the toilets. Flight back was 100% better though.