Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Black and White Wednesday - "Woo hoo...Grade two!"

...well, for was a bit of boo hoo too!

It just makes me a bit sad that my little girl is growing up so fast. And when I look at the pictures from years past, well, it kind of blows my mind.

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It really is like my heart is walking outside of my body.

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This was 1 year ago, Dahlia's first day of Grade 1.
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(Sept. 2009)

Sept. 2008 (above)


Sept. 2007 (above) First day of pre-school.

And so, today started off with a little hug for Milana as she was off to pre-pre school with Daddy.

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Flashback 1 year as Milana came with us for the drive to Grade 1.
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(Sept. 2009)

Then, Mommy had a bit of time with Dahlia, put in those little piggies and we were off.

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This was last year. Saying goodbye.
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(Sept. 2009)

Sept. 2007
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And today.

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Have a great year in Grade 2, sweet thing!

the long road

Join Lisa for lots more photo fun.

And Happy Wednesday!


Kayce said...

Hope second grade is a great year Dahlia! I love how you included last years pictures too Wanda...beautiful photos!

Donna said...

I love that backpack! But it looks like it weighs a TON! Where did the time go? How is it possible we have kids in 1st and 2nd grade? How the heck do we slow the clock down!?


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MariaThomasPhotography said...

lovely post. thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful photos. You did a great job capturing the day.

Love Letters To China said...

Oh Wanda... say it isn't so! How in the world did this happen? Our girls are getting so big! I can really see a big difference in one year with Dahlia. Don't even get me started with your little one. She has grown a ton too!

Love these pictures. Your kids are simply divine. I too love the backpack. Isn't it crazy how those darn things are just about the same size as our kids. I'm just waiting for one of them to tip over backwards from the weight. ;-)

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!


EB said...

They grow up way too fast! Beautiful shots of a very important day. So much happens during a year and she looks very grown up. My oldest started 1st grade this year and I can't believe it!

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Buckeroomama said...

*sigh* They all grow up so fast, don't they? That Dahlia's really stylish with her matching backpack and lunch bag! I wonder if Mommy had a hand in choosing them...? ;p

Gail said...

I can't believe it either Wanda...where has the time gone? They were so recently our baby girls.

What a gorgeous smile she has, I hope her day was wonderful. Awesome backpack btw!!!

Miss Grace starts today...(sigh). She's still asleep. Backpack is ready, clothes are out and lunch packed. The start of a new school year.

Happy Wednesday my friend and big hugs...


Terri said...

I had to go back up and look at the backpack again. LOVE IT!
Wow, she had really changed from last year. Time flies by before we know it. I bet she is loving second grade with all her friends, Hang in there Mom! She'll always be your baby girl!

Norah said...

Wanda, my computer gives me such trouble with your blog and I don't know why!!!! Please know that I try to comment A LOT but it never let's me. The comments that do come through are after several attempts. This one I am trying from my iPad. Great pics and story!

7th heaven: 4Chinadolls 1gentleboy said...

WoW..I can NOT believe how grown up the girlies got in just one year..oh gosh..Time moves too quickly and they grow UP way too quick...
Have a great school year!!!

Anonymous said...

First day back at school always seems to be a big tear-jerker for all the moms out there :) But no wonder! Same steps, same doorway, but Dahlia & Milana has grown a ton in one year!! It's amazing and beautiful! Sad because they do grow up too fast, but wonderful because every new stage brings its own blessings. You'll be ok, Momma ;o)

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Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Oh my...who wouldn't cry looking at this post! I love your flashbacks...sometimes we don't realize how much they have changed in a year. And our little ones too!! They are just too cute for words ;)

Mama Hen said...

Wanda you read my mind! I would love for my daughter to stay little a bit. It just goes by so fast. I think we notice time going so quickly as we get older because we see it as our children grow. These picture sare beautiful! Look at your babies in 2009. They grow so fast. Hold on to the moments my friend and enjoy them as much as you can! I hope you are doing great!

Mama Hen

Mama Hen said...

Thank you for your kind words about my back. I actually have pain in my entire spine and my knees. It has been really bad lately and I try so hard to act like there is nothing there. Poeple that meet me would never know how much pain I am in. But I guess it is part of my life challenge and I try to stay positive. Thank you!

Mama Hen

Lisa said...

Oh it IS hard...but your lovely D had the same confident and eager gleam in her eyes as my L hard to so smile through those *sighs* just to see their obvious readiness and joy!!

Yay for darling M too....big steps for such a teeny little one, but by golly she looks ready too!!! Extra little hugs never do hurt one bit least that's my motto!!!

I hope both of your beauties have amazing school years ahead AND others have said it BUT I'm loving in D's backpack/lunch ensemble......wait till I show L!!!


Courtney said...

These are fantastic! Love the whole series!

Julie said...

Wow...what a difference a year makes. She really has changed, hasn't she! I think the same thing when I look at my kids pictures. It's sad and yet I know it has to happen.

Loved looking at a little walk down memory lane!

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

grade two...i cant believe my Abby is there, and I totally get every sentiment you expressed here. I love all the past years photos, too.

Mahmee said...

I actually rememeber that little ballet pose from last year's first grade day. Crazy how fast a year comes and goes. Love the memory lane photo montage. Sweet. What the heck does she have in that backpack?'s HUGE.

Marla said...

SO cute Wanda, hope they both had a great day! The flashback pics were so fun, my how they've both grown! Love that zebra backpack too!

Our family said...

Have a great year in Grade 2 Sweet Thing indeed!!!!!!!!!!! How incredible it is to see the progression each year! What cutie pies!!!!!


Ellie said...

Your Dahlia has so much personality - love all your photos! boo hoo is right! time just keeps moving along!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Wow, she has grown so much in just a year.

Just Bits and Pieces said...

So gorgeous!!! I love that you posted the past photos too!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Look at both of your little girls!! My have they changed so much in just one year..... I hope that Second Grade is off to a great start. She looks so darn cute! I love the pigtails and that BACKPACK......OH MY, I would carry that very stylish:)

Have a wonderful weekend Wanda!



Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

You too huh? I happened to see a photo of when we moved into this house. Wow. She looked so much younger with still some chub on her face. Having kids shows us how time goes by quickly. They are a reminder to always keep them close to us before they'll leave us for their own lives. :(