Tuesday, September 7, 2010

First Day Of School!









"Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants." Deut. 32:2


Today was a very big day for the two 4 year old girls in our lives. The first day of school!! For my new followers, the first two pictures are our granddaughter Anne Marie, and the second two pictures are Ella, the lttle girl we have watched almost since birth, who is like our second granddaughter. That is me with Anne Marie, in her backyard this evening. Her favorite part of school is snack, just like me! I somehow don't think she'll have a problem with school as long as they provide tasty food. Little Ella is very verbal, and her complaint was that the teacher wouldn't let her talk, and the day was too long. She was so exhausted from her new experience that when she got here, she spread out her blanket on the floor and tried to sleep, but she was just too hungry for lunch. Here is a teacher that knows what we need before we even ask, and gives us unlimited chances to get the answers right. As long as he is our teacher, we always get a passing grade. No sweat.


"Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my savior, and my hope is in you all day long...He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful for those who keep the demands of his covenant." Psalm 25:4,5 9,10

24 comments:

Karin said...

Oh, such adorable girls! Love the Hello Kitty shirts! Being away from home is not easy on these little ones!

reanaclaire said...

Ginny, your granddaughter and ella.. they are best of friends? :)

Debbie Smith said...

What a couple of beauties! I can tell that you simply adore your little princess! So did her first day of school go?
Have a fabulous day!

Smita Srivastava said...

Awww the lil ones are really adorable !! U r lucky to have such a lovely company !

- Smita
www.littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com
(fun food ideas for picky eaters )

Annie said...

What dear little girls, Ginny. I'll bet they keep you young too. Since they are four, are they in pre-school or are we talking kindergarten and they haven't reached five yet? I started school at four too as I was a November baby.

Mildred said...

What exciting times for these little girls. They are adorable.

Kilauea Poetry said...

They are simply precious Ginny- you guys must be so happy to have them in your life and be this close to them as well- what a joy!!
It is hard on them- I'm sure. Well, hope your doing better my friend!

SquirrelQueen said...

How exciting for both of the girls, the first day of school is such a special event. Anne Marie and Ella are both absolutely adorable.

srp said...

Nyssa loved preschool and when kindergarten came, she wouldn't even let me walk her in. She was a "big" girl and could find her class on her own. Come to think of it, she still has that independent streak.

Poor Ella, how hard it is when you are bubbling over with things to say..... these two are both just too cute for words.

Yes, I could tell school started here yesterday.... the streets were empty and strangely silent all day.

Fred Alton said...

That quote from Deuteronomy,
"Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants." is becoming my prayer. As I attempt to teach the Bible each Sunday I do want the time to count for good. The young ones starting out are very special and deserve the best from a teacher. This Friday is Grandparents day at our grand-daughter Chloe's school.

Remington said...

I love kids! And they are so beautiful! I hope they have a great time at school and have lots of fun while learning! That's what I told my Bailey to do!

Sandra said...

you are blessed to have two baby dolls in your life. they are both beautiful little girls and I love wathcing them grow up on your blog.
your blog looks good with the header and the hummng birds, all pink and glowing and girly like your little girls.
you have such a great way of bringing just the right words and scripture into every post. I beleive God guides you to those words.

From the Kitchen said...

I love it when you post about the two adorable little girls! They are so sweet on their first day of school--the little faces of our future. Let the learning begin!!!!!

Best,
Bonnie

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These little girls are so fortunate to have you and Phil in their lives.Our granddaughter starts pre-school next week.It seems like she was just born and now she is heading of to the taste of school.I am back on the school bus and it feels good.
Blessings,Ruth

Beverly said...

Thank you, thank you for posting the photos of Ella. Bless her heart. I'll bet she wanted to suck that thumb all morning. Did she sleep? I was hoping that she would for you. I talked to her a little bit last night.

Together We Save said...

Good luck to these girls starting school..... they are both cuties!

Krista said...

This brought back such great memories of my first day of school! Every year I was soooo excited. Until maybe the last few years, then I wasn't quite as excited. ;o)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, School is so exciting for young pupils. I will be praying that both girls just love their teacher, school, and learning! I am a retired teacher and used to teach grades K-2 (mostly First Grade) at a medium sized Christian School in Southern CA. Have a super good day!

George said...

These are cute pictures of both girls. Anne Marie obviously has her priorities straight! Hopefully Ella will find school more enjoyable once she gets used to it.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how neat, Ginny.... Both little girls are adorable... I know you are proud of both of them...

That is the cutest little outfit that Anne Marie has on... LOVE it...

Hope you are having a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

S. Etole said...

How fortunate for all of you to be a part of each others lives ...

And regarding the young geese you asked about ... I'm not sure how old they are before they are on their own.

ruthi said...

oh so cute. i can't blame them. i work in school for the Before and After care... and at the end of the day i really feel exhausted... so how much mo the little ones. snack is the best part of school indeed... and the playground.

Two of Us said...

My younger daughter is off to her first year of college. . .She's doing well and I am very very proud of her. But it is SO different from those days when I just had to adjust to her running up the sidewalk to an elementary school ten blocks away. . .so wish I could post the pic or her running,with her best friend, up to the door for their first day of kindergarten.

Mary said...

Both girls are darling. They are lucky to have you in their lives. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary