Thursday, 4 September 2008

First day of school and another layout

Today was Emily's first day at Senior School. Needless to say there were lots of nerves (both hers and mine), some tears (Claire's and mine) and I think, mixed in there somewhere, a touch of excitement. New beginnings. Scary, for sure, but a challenge and new friends to meet. Emily said it felt really strange getting dressed in a different uniform and, for me, it made her look more grown up. I've been here twice before and I know it doesn't take long for them to grow up and become more independent. In a way I'm looking forward to this stage, for Emily, but for me - she's my baby!!! Claire got up early and came to see Emily before we left for school. She surprised me by getting quite emotional. I think even she was feeling the loss of her "little" sister as she knows only too well how quickly you change after starting Senior School (you can see that Emily has overtaken her, height wise, in the above photo!) We always have to have a photo next to the car - I suppose as a standard, to show how much they have grown each year. On this occassion we went out before we actually needed to leave so that Emily wouldn't be too embarrassed as the other children hadn't started walking to school. We are now on our third layout for Shimelle's class. In this one I've used an older photo as the one I took yesterday didn't turn out so well (I forgot to change my White Balance setting for the tungsten lighting and can't get it to look right no matter how I try!) It still works for me.

For those who might be interested, I lost another 1/2 pound last night at Weight Watcher, bringing my total to 12 pounds so far.

Finally, I know I'm getting a few more people from around the world looking at my blog now. If you're feeling brave enough, please leave me a comment and tell me where you're from and, if you remember, how you found my blog. For those who don't have a blogger account, click on the annonymous button, leave your message and just add your name at the bottom. I'm looking forward to seeing if anyone takes me up on this one ;o)