Thursday, August 30, 2007

First day of high school

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School started on Wednesday and my daughter is now officially in high school...where did the time go? We were headed out the door and I made her come back in so we could get a picture of her first day of high school. Last week when she was at Freshman Orientation kids were coming up to her and asking her if she was really a freshman. I have to say that I was shocked to see how young some of those kids looked, they looked like 5th graders! I'm so used to seeing Lauren all the time that I forget she looks older than 14. She's tall too, almost 5' 9"


Speaking of looking older. Poor Beau is getting so many gray hairs around his mouth and nose. He's only 3 years old! He's sad because now that school has started Lauren isn't there to snuggle up to in the mornings when I leave for work.

35 comments:

Nunnie's Attic said...

My son Austin started high school this past Wednesday as well. Makes me want to cry. I miss the days when he was shorter than me and I could hold him against my chest and hug until he couldn't breathe. But as I'm only 5'1" - there aren't too many people in that category.

Jen said...

Where does the time go, anyhow? I can't believe my oldest is a freshman this year too. I hear that high school just flies by.

mary said...

Good luck and best wishes to Lauren in her high school years! Sadly, it seems like they are over in the blink of an eye. My son, Liam, is a sophomore in college this year, and my daughter, Katie , a sophomore in high school. How did I get to be so old?!?
mary
mrcarroll@optonline.net

Shari said...

Where did the time go, is right! Shhhh, don't tell anybody...I just celebrated my 54th (ugh!)birthday on Wednesday but heck, it doesn't seem like that long ago I was in high school myself. Although ya'll are probably considerably younger since you have high schoolers, I'm sure you can still relate. Whether we like it or not, time waits for no one.

Lisa said...

Cindy, she is so pretty! She will have so much fun! That was my older kids best school experience! I hope she has a great day! Lisa :)

Michelle E. ~ Vintage Pastiche' said...

Time does go by fast doesn't it??? My son will be 23 in NOV!! It's hard to believe! AND my dogs are all getting those gray hairs, they grow old so much faster which I hate so much more I don't even like to think about it.

Your daughter is beautiful and I love the locket she's wearing, she has her Mother's romanic touch. ;)

*muah*

Michelle

Amanda said...

Wow you guys start school earlier in the year than us - kids over here are still on hols! I hope your daughter is having a great time at high school!

Sheryl from Michigan said...

Enjoy every second of your time with your daughter. Time just flies by. Our oldest is now 20 and in her third year of college. Our youngest is 13 and heading off Tuesday for the 8th grade. Sometimes I long for when they were younger. . . like when they thought everything I did was wonderful!!! Now I take the youngest one school shopping and embarrass her to death because I can't take the LOUD, LOUD, did I say LOUD music playing in Hollister!! LOL

Have a blessed day!!

Shelley Jo said...

Tell me about it! My oldest dd is turning 20 in a week and getting married in 38 days!! My youngest dd just got her driver's license this week. It seems like I blinked my eyes and now we're at this stage of their lives.

Anonymous said...

Your daughter is very pretty. For my baby daughter now 23 ha ha it's the opposite. She's 5'1" 100 lbs. People always ask what grade she is in HS. She gets so mad. Poor poochie they provide the smile we need when we get home at the end of the day.
Kathy

Anonymous said...

Me again. Did you notice how your daughter's dress resembles your dress in your profile? How cute!
Kathy

Cottage Contessa said...

Have a great first day at high school Lauren! They grow up so quickly, don't they?! Cindy you're right, your little doggy Beau looks a lot like my Paris Fifi! Very cute if I do say so myself!

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Cindy, your daughter is beautiful!
She's perfect model height.

Thank you for sharing your little pouch too! Adorable!
Jo-Anne

Anonymous said...

Tall and beautiful...she's got the world by the tail! Shoot for the moon pretty princess!!!
Regards~Carol

Simply Me Art said...

Love your Blog and your Daughter is Beautiful..Hope she did well. Have a wonderful Weekend. Jamie

Paula said...

I hope that your daughter has a great school year. She certainly is a pretty girl!

Ginger said...

They grow up way to fast! And the next 4 years will even go faster.
enjoy all of your time together.
Ginger

restyled home said...

What a pretty girl!! My eldest is entering eighth grade this year and I am already nervous for when he hits high school. Why can't they stay little longer??!!

Linda

Terri and Bob said...

I hope she had a great day! My DD is graduating from COLLEGE in December! Talk about going fast.

Stitcher S said...

Great photo, what a pretty girl. I agree that it's always a wonder regarding where time goes. My 'baby' is starting his fourth year of college. Sue

Dolly said...

She is such a pretty young lady Cindy!
High school years are the best years ....tell her to enjoy them to the fullest!

When our baby went to high school I was happy yet sad and scared for her!

They grow so fast don't they!

Hugz, Dolly

Belle-ah said...

My dd started high school last year and it was a bitter sweet to see her walk into that building! Your dd is lovely!

daisy cottage said...

((Cindy)) I know how bittersweet these moments are.. your Lauren is beautiful and I know you must be so proud of her! I hope she has a wonderful high school experience and may you both have many special moments to remember from her journey.
xo,
Kim

Penny Carlson said...

Mine oldest grandchild graduated from High School this past spring. Now where did THAT time go?

Hope Lauren has a wonderful time in High School! She is beautiful.
Peny

Rosemary said...

Your daughter is so cute!!
Happy High School!!
Love your dog.
Have a great weekend!
Rosemary

Rosemary said...

Your daughter is so cute!!
Happy High School!!
Love your dog.
Have a great weekend!
Rosemary

Lauren said...

DELETE THIS PICTURE MOM! UGH ITS SOOOO UGLY!!!!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Good luck Lauren :)

Robyn said...

Lovely photos! Beautiful daughter and cute little mug on your pooch too! LOL!

Carmen Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

The chandelier is fabulous. The apron you made is lovely. Just bought one for myself through Present PastCollections by Heather Bullard. The material is very romantic. My daughter just started her freshman year in high school...yes, where does the time go? Quickly, that is why we embrace beauty in the every day ordinary things that we bring into an extraordinary light.
Alexandra
silverbellcottage.blogspot.com

Susie Q said...

Beautiful daughter!! Truly.

Time moves all too fast for us as parents but never fast enough for them!

Sweet Beau..our Kip started turning gray in the face early too. Our doxie was almost 12 when she began growing gray!

I hope Lauren will enjoy the new year and all the new experiences!

Hugs,
Sue

Lallee said...

Beautiful picture of your daughter!

Tracie said...

Truly enjoy this time Cindy, my daughter's in her last year of high school and I feel like two years ago I was in the kindergarten line with her! Your daughter has lovely hair, my daughter's hair is dark brown with blue streaks right now (it's naturally blond and very light blond I may add). I pay to have my hair her natural color now. Us Mom's are just happy our kids are happy, right? Love your ideas, we also are in a rental. Make the best of what you have and one day we'll have that dream of our own little house. You're inspiring. So happy to have found your wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Farmer Di said...

I'm in the same boat...my youngest daughter, Sarah looks like that little 5th grader, in my eyes...I had our new Pastor's wife ask where she went to school(meaning college) or was she working? Sarah is 13 (birthday on the 29th of this month)and just started high school!
They grow up too fast!
Hugs
Diana aka Farmer Di

Tristen said...

Her hair is truley stunning. Lauren is just a true beauty !!
I love the idea of black and white with green and pink. Can't wait to see more picture. Was the wooden crown picture from Home goods too ?