Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A New Chapter Begins

Yes friends, a new chapter began today. Our little Juliana started big girl school today. Today she started daycare/therapy at Our Children's House - Baylor for half a day and school at Clifton Early Childhood Center. Needless to say we were very apprehensive about all this change at once, but let me tell you, she handled it like a champ! Luckily I had to take the day off to go register her so I was able to see what her days are going to look like - they are pretty busy. Maybe this means she will sleep better at night.

Anyhow - take a glimpse of Juliana's new "Big Girl" day!

Here she is being goofy right before we left for Our Children's House.
Here is one of her teachers at Our Children's House, Ms. Lakiesha. Look at how calm Juliana was! I was amazed, she just looked at me like, "mom, be cool. Quite freaking out!"
Here she was after breakfast. She looks pretty happy.

This is another one of her teachers, Ms. Yesenia. She loved playing with her. She actually broke out into giggles with Ms. Yesenia.
Pretty soon, it was time to board the bus and head off to school.
This is her all buckled in and ready to roll!
This was her bus driver, Marta. She has been so sweet and even called the night before to assure us of a safe bus ride. Thanks Marta!

Yes, I was that obnoxious mom following the bus. I watched the bus in disbelief - I can't believe my baby is on that bus!!! Where has the time gone?

Here she is arriving at school. Needless to say, she had taken quite a nice little nap on the bus which she had some trouble snapping out of. This is one of her teachers at school Ms. Gabbi who was helping Juliana with her lunch. Chicken nuggets and green beans. Yummy!!!

Here she is already working on pushing a button. After only a few tries she was able to figure out how to push on it to make it light up! Go Juju!!!

Here's my little guitar hero! She loves music!!!!
I loved this activity. The task was to squish all the cherries to practice using hands.

Juliana had other plans. She decided that eating the cherries was a much better idea!
Here is a picture I took right before she was gong to leave her first day of school (from left to right - Ms. Gabbi, Principal Stephanie Lee, Teacher Ms. Morton, and Ms. Maribel) These ladies are amazing. The thing I loved most is that they kept Juliana busy every second she was there. They were constantly switching positions or doing different activities. She had a blast!
Here she is back at Our Children's House with Ms. Yesenia and after school snack. Does she look happy or what? I couldn't have asked for a better first day of school for my little angel. Thanks to everyone that was praying for our girl. May she learn so much this school year and all that follow.


  1. Oh my gosh! What a big girl! Looks like she had a great day! I'm so thankful for that. I LOVE that last picture-just adorable!

  2. Wow to go Juju!!! I am so very proud of you and all that you did on your first day of school. It looks like you are going to have a great year. We love you and your pictures are so cute. Go school year 2009-2010....

  3. YAY!! I am so glad she LOVED it! I pray the entire year is just as amazing for her. It look like she is in great hands which has to be a relief for you!

  4. Although we hardly ever speak or see one another, I really do enjoy seeing all of the milestones that Julianna is reaching. She is a gift and is truly blessed to have you and Roger as her Mommy and Daddy! You guys are forever in our hearts!