Tuesday, May 12, 2009

first day of school?

Leah started school today.

I keep thinking, "I'm not old enough to have a child in school. Leah's not old enough to go to school." And then I remember I'm right. I'm not old enough. She's not old enough.

But it's not that kind of school. We still have a few more years for that one.

She started some schooling today through the state to help her with her gross motor skills and her speech/communication delays. Two days a week for a few hours.

The teacher is great. The aides are great. The other kids are great. Two of them have Down's Syndrome. When I first saw them, I worried because I didn't think Leah was that far behind...but then I quickly realized there isn't any other group of kids with whom I'd rather have her spending time. They are beyond sweet.

So, here's to the first day of school. And progress. And new friends. And fun, new back-to-school outfits. She won't look so cute in the future. 'Arts and crafts' doesn't bode well with nice, new clothes. :)

10 comments:

ed and kelli said...

OH MY WORD..too cute for words.. i love little dotes, she is going to have so much fun!

Cheryl and William said...

Leah is ALWAYS adorable- no matter what she is wearing :-)

Ryan said...

Oh little leah, you are the sweetest! Good luck at school baby girl.

Jessica M said...

She looks completely adorable. I'm so glad you've got a program nearby to help her along. Hailey's doing a program just like that, for her speech/communication skills. Hers is 5 days a week though! It's a lot, I feel like I've lost her already. All grown up.

Molly said...

Cute! I'm so glad you found that program. It's going to help you so much and take much of the pressure off of you.

Jons and Celeste Leigh said...

Maren, she's so adorable! I hope she has a really good experience with the program.

Jen said...

Happy first day of school!

Dyan said...

She looks so cute for her first day of school! I think it will be a great experience for her, she'll love all the activities and socializing.

B, C, and D said...

What a fun thing! As a student I did an internship at a preschool like that. Ever since then, I've ALWAYS thought it would be the best job ever.

maryirene said...

that sounds so great! good luck leah! you're such a cutie!