"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein

Monday, November 8, 2010

School Days

Marissa made her big debut at school today!

I don't think I followed up on this post, but we had her Child Find evaluation and IEP and she qualified for all services. While she is not globally delayed, like she was a year ago, she is still quite delayed in many areas. Plus, she really needs the social interaction with her peers that has been lacking all these years. So today was the day! HOORAY!



Sporting the new Elmo & Zoe backpack Miss Janay made her!





Waiting for the teacher to come get us for the start of school. We were the first to arrive!

I went to her first day with her so I could get a feeling for what her day will be like. Tomorrow, though, she will be on her own. What a bittersweet experience! I know she will do fine. She's already made some cool little friends and enjoys playing with everyone and everything.

We are so proud of her taking this next step!

12 comments:

Nana and PaPa said...

Aawwwhhhh....how sweet of Janay to make Marissa such a COOL backpack! That is AWESOME!! It IS a bittersweet time to send your child off to school on her own...but it sounds like she'll have a wonderful time and has already got a good start on the good times! She looks so grown up and cute!! We're so proud of her!!
Love,
Nana & PaPa

Tara said...

What an amazing big step!! How proud you must be! =) Big hugs to the big school girl. We love you all!

Michelle and Sean said...

How exciting!!

I'm glad she gets to go to school! What a big girl!!

Arrington Family News said...

Way to go Marissa! What a huge day for all of you. Can't wait to hear how the day goes tomorrow...Praises to the King of Kings!

Lacey said...

Wow, what a big step for a big girl! She'll do great tomorrow!

Colleen said...

Oh my goodness, you must be so proud! She looks so good with her cool backpack on.

Sherry C said...

She looks so excited and sounds like she is doing so well. I bet she is going to love school. Fabulous !

The VW's said...

YAY! What a big girl! I am so proud of you too Marissa! Have fun at school! Hugs!

John and Jenna Gensic said...

Yay! Way to go Marissa! She seems so excited. We are trying to get Mikan into a preschool in March. He acts excited about it, but I don't know how he'll actually do when Mom leaves. He'll probably be fine. I will probably have a harder time than he will.

lortsa said...

Such good news for all of you. Happy School Days, Marissa!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Big girl!! So, how did it go?? :)

Dana said...

Too cute! Love the back pack. I am so happy for her. She will thrive at school. How's mom handling it?