Saturday, September 18, 2010

Spirit of the Sun, The Moods of the Moon and the Will of the Wind...

She is my Jayda, my miracle, and my perfect blessing from the Lord. She makes us laugh, she makes us wonder, she makes us worry, she makes us proud, and yes, she even frustrates us on many, many occasions. But, we would not want it any other way.

This year, her kinder year, oh boy has she made me worry-- well, stress is more like it and yeah it is only the 4th week :-/. But, you know what? That is Jayda! LOL! She made me worry and stress the minute I knew I was pregnant with her.

So, when I started worrying about her ability to be on level in kinder and wondering... should I have "red shirted" her and had her start kinder at the age of 6? Is she mature enough to be in kinder right now? I started asking questions, I started e-mailing many people that could give me advice, I started googling everything I could... and quickly I realized, once again, THAT IS JAYDA! She is going to test her limits, she is going to prefer to dance around instead of sitting, she is going to want to make things entertaining, but in the end... she IS going to learn what she needs to learn, she IS going to be on level, and she IS going to shine... it may not be in the most ideal and structured way... but it WILL be in the most creative, most fun, and in the way that will definitely cause the most stress for her mama, because again, that is the way she rolls. That is what Jayda does best.

I stated in my previous entry that she "thinks outside the box", Michael made me realize that I needed to correct that, for Jayda, there is no box. And, although, it stresses me to no end... I never, ever, ever want her personality to change. That is MY Jayda... she is the girl with the sun in her eyes.  She is sure of herself, she knows when SHE is ready, she has herself figured out... and figuring out who you are is the whole point of the human experience... and boy does she know who she is... now it is time for the world to embrace her!


Saturday, September 11, 2010

How I, Uhm, I Mean... How Jayda Survived her first day of kinder...

The day had arrived. It was time for the "big" school. No more Mid Valley Christian, sigh. I wasn't sure how it was all going to be. I was preparing myself for the first day of school jitters. How would the crying go? How long would the nervousness last? How would the "goodbye" go? Would the tears start before or after the" goodbye"? Or the entire time? How would the day go? Were the minutes that day going to go slow?


I only cried a little... it was in the car AFTER the goodbye. I was strong and held them back as I, nervously, walked her to class and hugged her. My day went ok, although my mind was on Jayda the entire time. And, yes, the minutes that day...

Oh, did you guys want to know how Jayda did?  Oops!  Well...

She was FINE. She had no tears, she was not nervous, she said goodbye with a smile on her face. She LOVED kindergarten. She LOVED her new "big" school. She LOVED being with grandma. But, that is my girl... so brave, so independent, so open to new adventures, so NOT like her mama!


Never change baby! Always keep that enthusiasm. Always keep that smart, loving, outgoing, crazy, fun-loving, strong-willed, caring personality of yours! Don't EVER stop "thinking out of the box", because we all know, that is what you do best! I love your courage, I've learned from your courage. Have a great KINDER year my baby! I know you will shine... it will be YOUR way, but you will shine!

-Your biggest fan, Mommy.

Jayda's Kindergarten year at Ybarra Elementary: 





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