Favorite Photo Friday - "A Smile That Lights Up A Room"

September 16, 2011

We have two days under our belts at the new daycare and I have to say that although it has been especially hard on Reagan(and Mommy), Sarah is doing exceptionally well.

She was a little shy on day one and refused to eat any snacks or meals, but it appears that she has already made an impression on her new classmates and teacher.

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We walked into her classroom this morning and two of the girls came running over and said, "YAY, Sarah is back!" and with that, Sarah ran over and began to play with them and gave me a wave goodbye as if to say, "It's Okay Mom, you can leave now."

At 5pm when I arrived after work to pick them up, Sarah was in tears.......
She asked me if I could come back later, she needed to stay longer to play with her new friends.

Her teacher told me that she has been attracting a lot of attention from her classmates and that she was having to break up arguments between the girls over who gets to sit next to Sarah for each activity. She actually ate her lunch and snacks today and they said that she really loved tumble time!

When I heard what the teacher had to say about her day, it made my heart smile.

Sarah is fitting right into her new environment and seems to be loving every minute of it.

We are very proud of her and each night when she comes home, she can't wait to tell us about everything that she did throughout the day.

I'm starting to feel like things really do happen for a reason and this is an environment where Sarah will really thrive and blossom.

I did manage to snap a few photos of the girls on their first day.....just have not had time to download them yet. I hope to post them this weekend and I will give an update on Reagan's first few days. Today is actually her first Speech Therapy session. We are very excited that they moved so quickly to get her started.

This photo was taken earlier this week as Sarah was riding her big wheel out back on the deck. She stopped and looked me dead in the eye. I love that chunk of hair that is framing her face, those beautiful baby blues.......and that smile that could light up any room! It's hard to believe she is going to be five in just a few months.
Where does the time go?

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Anonymous said...

Your daughter is simply gorgeous...inside and out.

ellieshine said...

She is beautiful Lisa! I love this photo! I'm glad she is thriving in her new environment - I'm sure Reagan will continue to get more comfortable also! (and Mommy too!)

Can't wait to see photos from their first day!

xo ellie

Anonymous said...

Sarah is gorgeous. Love this shot and her eyes. So pretty.

Love Letters To China said...

So happy to hear she's loving her new environment. This photo is simply gorgeous! She is so beautiful...and those eyes can certainly light up a room.

I'm sure Reagan will be just as happy in time. :-)

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!


redmaryjanes said...

She is so lovely. Such a gentleness in her face. I am glad that the girls are getting used to their new daycare :)

carolinagirl said...

GORGEOUS EYES!!! One of these days I am going to sit down and figure PS out! Ha!

Seriously, this is a beautiful photo of Miss S.

Have a great weekend!!!

Formerly known as Frau said...

She is beautiful what a great capture! I'm happy she is happy in her new surroundings. Have a wonderful weekend!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I can always tell by your posts that this little girl has a very tender heart! What a sweetie.


Sandra said...

What a gorgeous photo, Lisa! I think this might be my favorite one of Sarah ever. What a gorgeous girl she is. Glad to hear she is doing so well :-)

Marla said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this shot. She is SO gorgeous and looks so grown up here. I know you must be proud of how well she's doing at school, I knew she'd rock it!

Tell Reags good luck with speech today!

Happy Friday, my friend!!

Lori said...

Lisa, this is exceptionally beautiful! How wonderful that she is doing so well so quickly with her new routine!!
Have a great weekend,

DiJo said...

Gorgeous Pic!!! Is that from Shana's new collection too? I need to get those!!! I am so glad that Sarah is doing well.. And, sorry it has been hard for Reagan.. Praying she too finds her place, and settles in soon!!!


Briana's Mom said...

I bet it is very hard to resist those gorgeous blue eyes!

I'm so glad Sarah is adjusting so well to school!

Gina Kleinworth said...

Stunning shot Lisa- she is so beautiful. I can't believe she isn't even 5 yet- she seems like such a grown young lady. Heart warming to hear how well liked she is at school & that she is settling in quite nicely.

Everything Beautiful Shay said...

Beautiful!!! :)

jade said...

Yeah for Sarah! And yes, what a stunning picture! Keeping my fingers crossed for the rest of the family too - enjoy the weekend!

Ashley Sisk said...

That picture is simply stunning.

Anonymous said...

I'm loving this picture it is gorgeous!
x x x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous eyes! I love it!!!

Jennie Louise said...

The photo's of your children re simply adorable !
I love your blog it's classy and such a joy to read.
I'm now following your blog and i've added your badge to my Favourite friday photo post entry.
Jennie, x

Sis said...

That is the most beautiful picture ever....wow, what a beautiful, pure soul. You are a gifted photographer and she is the most amazing child.

Gail said...

She is just perfectly lovely...the word 'radiant' comes to mind. You can see so much of who she is through her eyes! Incredible shot Lisa. :)

So happy she's doing well with the change and Reagan will be following suit too (pretty soon).

Have a wonderful weekend, hope it's relaxing for you...


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Virginia said...

Wow, those eyes! She is absolutely beautiful, Lisa. I'm so happy to hear she's doing so well and enjoying daycare and her new litte friends.

Gin =)

A Creative Grace said...

what a great image, thank you for hosting this wonderful link up :)

Chase Your Dreams said...

She looks so wise beyond her years. Like she's lived a life way bigger than most kids her age. She is really beautiful!

Dita said...

Mama.....during those long days of the Hurricane you didn't need a backup generator...you have the 50,000 amp right there!!!!

This photo takes my breath away. Sarah is so beautiful!

I am thrilled to hear she is doing so well at school...I just knew it would be perfect for her.

I loved spending the afternoon together this week like old times...we need to do that MUCH more often.

Love you.

Anonymous said...

That picture is a-mazing!

Good to hear shes doing well in school! :)

Hope you weekend is great!

Patricia said...

SO happy to hear things are going better than expected!! That is a stunning photo too!

And...I actually participated this week! lol!!

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

This post brought a tear to my eye... I'm SO happy it is working out for you! I understand how it feels and I'm just so relieved for you! Gotta love those broken roads that redirect us to where we should be....not the painful part though. ;)

I love ALL of your pics...but I have to say that this photo of Sarah is probably one of my favorites! Absolutely stunning!!!

Always in awe of your talent my friend!

Love and blessings,

Unknown said...

What a beautiful photo! Her eyes and expression are lovely. Thank you for sharing!

Mimi said...

Sarah is so beautiful and serene!

Jodee said...

Love, love, love this picture of Sarah! I especially love how her hair frames her face! So cute!

I also believe that everything happens for a reason. It sounds like you found the perfect place for the girls to learn and grow! I bet Reagan eventually loves it too!

Hope you have a great weekend!

De Lucchi Family Treasures said...

Lovely pic of Sarah and so glad she is enjoying nursery!!
Love Julesxxx

Shari said...

That picture is PERFECT. She is just gorgeous!
Glad the new daycare is going well for Sarah. It will make her transition to Kindergarten so much easier:)

Reagan will adjust; she will grow to love it too. It is probably especially hard for her since you just had so long at home together. She just needs to get in the routine and realize you will ALWAYS be coming back for her:)

Kim said...

STUNNING! Absolutely stunning!

Kayce said...

That's an amazing photo Lisa! Sarah is such a beauty! I'm so glad all is going well for her in her new setting. I'm praying that this week is a better one for you and Reagan...many hugs to you all!

frogglet said...

Sarah is such a beautiful girl! I am so happy to hear she is doing well!

bella said...

You seem like such a warm and caring mother. Do you think your daughter is just too young for a large day care center? When my middle daughter was 2 we tried daycare and it was a disaster. She was terrified. She went to pre-school part time when she was 3and excelled. Perhaps a home based day care with only a few children and more one on one attention will be a good solution. Whatever your decision I know it will be the right one as you know your daughter best. You have beautiful children!

Football and Fried Rice said...

Oh, I hope Sarah is continuing to do so well! I'm not surprised! So sorry to hear the transition has been hard on Reagan..praying next week is much better!