Friday, September 21, 2012

Coco, the preschooler

That little peanut of mine is now officially a preschooler! She has been begging every. single. day. to "pleeeease go to school!" and last Wednesday she finally got her wish. She's only going two days a week, for two hours (if it was up to her she'd be there all day every day!) and she really loves it!  On the first morning the parents were invited to stay as long as we
wanted, but Coco kicked us out.

She was just sitting there, playing with her play-doh, looking all cute and she looked up and said "Goodbye, mommy. Goodbye, daddy. I see you later."  Tony asked if we could stay, and her reply was "NO! Dis is Coco's school. I see you later." So off we went.

....we didn't get to have a big "Back to School Eve" celebration, like we were hoping, as my Auntie Linda passed away and her service was the night before school started. Then Tony's dad passed away (both of pancreatic cancer) and plans shifted again.  We finally got to have a miniaturized version of a Back to School Eve, but Coco wasn't into it. At least she wore her crown for *one* picture!

I originally had a different quote in mind for the chalkboard, but thought it was more fitting to put what Tony's dad used to yell out the window to Tony and his brother's and sister's every morning when he dropped them off at school:

These two deaths have rocked our family. It's such a sad reminder of how short our time here really is. Tony and I are trying to enjoy every moment we have with this little family of ours, and remember to enjoy the "little things" because as it turns out, these little things are actually the most important of all.

Have a great Friday, friends!


joen said...

Yes do enjoy the "little things" they are what keep you going through the rough times.

Erica said...

Love this quote! My thoughts & prayers are with you and your entire family! <3

Unknown said...

SO precious!!

XO Katie

Kristina Abel said...

I'm so sorry for your loss... that's a lot to handle in such a short amount of time. My thoughts are with you!

Denissa said...

She is SO stinkin cute!!
I'm so sorry about all that you guys have been going through..just doesn't seem fair!
Lots of prayers for all of you!

Unknown said...

Aww! She is adorable! I'm so glad she is enjoying school, you must be so proud of her!



jaquelyn {mama thoughts} said...

she is so stinkin' adorable! can't believe she's old enough for preschool already. :)

so sorry for your losses, Heather; hugs to you!

Jessie said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers go out to you & your family. However your daughter is so pretty!!

Emily @ Anna Delores said...

She is SUCH a cutie pie! And how great that she is so into school! I am so sorry for both of your losses; it's pretty hard to endure one death in the family, much less two of them so close together in timing. Best wishes to you guys and your entire family. xo


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