Thursday, August 27, 2009

first day of school

Well....Abby was so excited this morning to start her day with donuts and getting to carry her new backpack full of new things!  She honestly had no clue what was about to happen to her and that was the hardest part for me.  She was laughing and thought it was great walking in with Madeline - in to the building where we have gone to play all summer .  That's when she started seeing other children being dropped off at rooms and some were crying.  

Then the panic set in.  

I carried her to her room and then the teacher reached out for her.  "NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!" came this scream out of her mouth as she wrapped both arms tightly around my neck.  The teacher was trying to pull her off and I was trying to get her claws off of my shirt and hair!  As I walked off, I touched my head and a huge chunk of hair fell into my hands!  Oh my.  It was terrible, I am not going to lie.  I just left, got in my car, and went to Target.  I kept busy the whole 5 long hours, but we both survived.  She didn't eat one thing and didn't sleep, BUT she managed to stay on her nap mat the whole rest time (according to her teacher).  I am sure she was just too scared to move!  Bless her.  This is going to be so good for her (and for me) once we get used to it.  I am sure next week with be worse since she will know where we are going, but we will get through this stage too!

Monday, August 24, 2009

This is her "I have no idea what Mom is making me do" face

So far she loves walking around with her backpack

Abby and I went and met her teachers today at CLC.  She really did a lot better than I ever thought that she would.  She has no clue that I am going to actually leave her there on Thursday.  But...for went great!  Can't wait!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Abby tripped and fell into the fireplace today.  Poor girl!!  I just pray it's gone (and not worse) before meet the teacher on Monday!  She has been a real trooper this past week.  A long trip to Fayetteville, then spent some time in Houston with Mimi and Papa.  She is a precious girl and I hug her a little tighter every night.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Reese Catherine Rowe

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Thank you for your continued prayers.   

"And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus".  Phil 4:7

Sunday, August 9, 2009

dressing like mom and dad

Abby decided to try on my glasses today.  She looked hilarious trying to see out of them.  They are so strong!  Abs also wanted Bo's shirt...literally right off his back.  It was more like a long dress on her, but she had a fun time playing dress-up.

Friday, August 7, 2009

mommy's little helper

These days Abby loves to swiffer the floor

and she also loves to help me drive!