{THE ORDINARY MOMENTS 15} #37Your First Week Of School Sophia

Sophia's first week of school

This week has been such a busy week for us. And so very exciting too. Sophia started school on Wednesday and she has now done three mornings. She has been so excited each day and woken to put her uniform on straight away, and her blue book bag too, she puts that over her shoulder around 8am every morning until we leave just after eight thirty. It’s so cute. It probably won’t last but for now I find it adorable, she loves her blue book bag. I have taken lots of pictures of her this week. It’s been really hard not to. There is something so cute about seeing your little one in a baggy oversized uniform that they look a little too small to be wearing. Definitely a captured moment. One for Heledds linky I think! I captured her on her first day too she wore her winter uniform as the weather was so gloomy, but on Thursday and Friday she wore her summer uniform as it was lovely and sunny. You can see her cheeky little personality in the photos, she loves pulling faces and most of the time it takes me many shots and lots of bribery to get her to pose ‘normally’ for me in a photo. For these I was so happy to see her happy and full of life for her second day of school. She couldn’t wait to walk to school, can you tell?

Sophia's first week of school

Sophia's first week of school

Sophia's first week of school

This week Archie said I love you mummy for the first time. It sounded something like this: ‘wuve oo mummy’ I am definitely feeling emotional. Both my children feel so big. I am so broody, but we have no plans for anymore children although I would love another one. I am torn because two is such a perfect number and it’s easy. I cant believe within the next two months I will have a two year old and a five year old! Archie has a little obsession with his big sisters pink shoes and waddles around the house in them feeling ever so proud of himself. In the photo he has a Marks & Spencer bag filled with bits and bobs, just what his sister used to do at his age. And he is holding Sophia’s binoculars saying: ‘cama, cama’ of course he means camera. I just love this age, Archie is so desperately trying to fit in and belong, with his big sister. Trying so hard to talk just like her and have conversations with us. Its so sweet. Everything he does Sophia, Mt T and I find ourselves saying ‘aw’ ‘he is so cute’ just about all day. Because he certainly is. I think this photo sums him up so well, cheeky and mischievous and very cute too.

Sophia first week of school

This summer holidays have whizzed passed I can’t believe Sophia starts a full week of school on Monday, which will be half days. I’m extremely happy for her also partly apprehensive for her as she starts full days in two weeks time. Plenty time to settle in, but once the full days kick in I am sure she is going to be so tired after school. Although it will be nice to have some sort of established calm at home it will also be so bittersweet. Because I will miss her so terribly much.

I have cried, actually I cried in front of her teacher and I was a bit embarrassed because it was the first time I had met her one to one.  I haven’t cried since. I haven’t been that emotional either since that day, in the teary form, my heart is sensitive it feels everything but on the outside you wouldn’t know. I feel okay its a big step but I am okay as long as Sophia is happy then I am happy too. When her teacher came over to visit and started talking softly and I spoke about how lovely Sophia is, what she is good at, what she enjoys doing and what she is scared of I welled up with emotion and burst into tears. I found it a little hard to stop too. It was all just so much so quickly, her teacher coming over and then the next day her first day at ‘big school’.

On her first day when I picked her up I think she felt on top of the world. Big school gives you a place in the world, a purpose and a confidence, and I definitely noticed that in Sophia. Walking home she said: ‘mummy pretend your not my mummy, and that I am walking home on my own, okay.’ And then she asked me: ‘can I cross the road without holding your hand too?’ I giggled and inside I felt winded. Like the air had been sucked out of me, I was shocked. I know she doesn’t really understand and she knows she can’t walk on her own or cross the road without holding my hand but when she said that to me I realised just how much my little girl is growing up.

You hear from other mums how much they change when they start school, and I have been taking extra notes of Sophia’s behaviour. It’s definitely changed. She is more feisty says what she wants, naggs at me and her dad a bit longer. Likes using the word ‘poo’ an awful lot, and if we say ‘NO’ she tries to do it anyway. She is becoming her own person and realising she is in control of herself (to a certain extent) she is still a really good girl she listens well, she is caring and I love her so much. But she is growing up, and sometimes the things she says shocks us but it’s beautiful to see her come into her own.

Her teacher says such lovely things about her, how she is a great helper and is doing really well at making friends. I am so proud of her. She makes me so proud. Honestly I could say it more if I wasn’t afraid of boring you.

But there is something so magical about giving birth to your own child embracing her and feeding her, loving her and dressing her each day. And slowly but surely watching her grow up … first into a little girl and then into a woman.

One day this little daughter of mine is going to get married, she is going to embrace her own children and just thinking about it all, about life, brings tears of joy to my eyes. It’s beautiful isn’t it? Watching your little girl grow up. I love how she asks me: ‘mummy can I wear some of your lipstick? ‘Can I have a spray of your perfume?’ ‘Can you curl my hair like yours?’ ‘I love your top mummy, you look so beautiful.’

Oh darling daughter if only you could really see yourself through my eyes. You would see an angel, a little girl who inspires her mummy everyday to do better, to be better, and to give you all she can.

You are everything to me and I love you so much. You did your dad and I so proud this week at school. You are everything I ever wished for in a daughter and I am so very excited and apprehensive to see you blossom and live your dreams.





  1. September 13, 2015 / 9:15 pm

    It sounds like she has had just the best start at school and she looks so grown up! I can completely relate to not planning for more kids, finding two easy but still wanting another! We don’t have plans – or room – for another but the feeling is always there that it would be nice! x

  2. September 14, 2015 / 9:28 am

    Such a grown up little girl Sophia has become. The time is flying for sure. my little one has only recently turned 3 which means there’s just under 2 years left until he starts school himself. I can’t believe it. Regarding having no more children, I’m with you on that one. we always wanted a boy and a girl and we got that. I wouldn’t be able to handle 3 kids. They have themselves to play with each other now and Matthew is starting to interact with Chloe which is lovely to see.

  3. September 14, 2015 / 9:38 am

    She looks so happy! I find it funny that she does those faces, I used to do that all the time when I was a kid and to be honest even now I still do hahahaha I’m so glad she’s having a good time! The entire uniform looks so cute on her! 😀

  4. September 14, 2015 / 10:02 am

    What delightfully happy ‘starting school’ pictures, your children are adorable! All our children firsts are so precious aren’t they? x

  5. September 14, 2015 / 10:55 am

    Sounds like she has had a great start to school. She looks lovely in her uniform.
    I’m making the not of Blake being little as I know he will grow up too fast.

  6. September 14, 2015 / 12:25 pm

    This was soo sweet! I don’t have children so I can’t imagine how tough it must be to see them grow up. Tough but inspiring at the same time. Great to hear your little girl is settling in so well 🙂 So cute in her uniform and her little brother looks so adorable trying to be grown up in those pink shoes! 😛

  7. September 14, 2015 / 1:47 pm

    Really enjoyed reading about your little one’s first foray in to school .x Her little brother is so cute! My little ones started back recently and they are so happy to be backx Glad to read she had a great timex

  8. September 14, 2015 / 3:07 pm

    What a beautiful post, I had tears in my eyes reading it, you can really sense the emotion. Definitely one for Sophia to read when she’s older. I’m so pleased to hear that she’s loving school- long may it continue! Xx

  9. September 14, 2015 / 3:28 pm

    What a beautiful, heart felt post. Your children are little beauties. It’s such a big step starting big school, it sounds like your daughter will thrive. I have a 2 year old boy too, it’s a great age 🙂

  10. September 14, 2015 / 5:16 pm

    Aw such a lovely post! Will lovely for her to read one day 🙂 She will love it! xx

  11. cat culmer
    September 14, 2015 / 5:38 pm

    Such beautiful pictures and words, what a lovely memorable post for the future. I have a 19 month old so school starting is a little way off, but I’m dreading it allready. I think I might just hide him at home

    Cat x

  12. September 14, 2015 / 7:03 pm

    I also have a Sophia , although mine is only two and has just stared pre-school today. These are lovely photos of her first few days at school xx

  13. September 14, 2015 / 10:15 pm

    This is such a lovely & beautifully written post! Your son and daughter look so happy 🙂

  14. September 15, 2015 / 12:38 am

    Back to school photos make you happy and sad all at the same time. I always am filled with pride and love to look back on them years later whilst at the same time I hate to see them go back

  15. September 15, 2015 / 8:05 am

    What a lovely post to read, I really felt like I was there. It sounds like a great first week and love the pictures you captured. It’s such an ordinary moment starting school but such a huge milestone and big deal for both child and mother.

  16. September 15, 2015 / 9:08 am

    Isn’t it wonderful how much children grow when they enter education? Education is a vital part of growing up and enhances their perception of individualism.

  17. September 15, 2015 / 9:24 am

    Oh, how adorable does she look in her school uniform?! My eldest just moved up to secondary school and she’s loving it so far. It’s nice when they settle in well 🙂

    Louise x

  18. September 15, 2015 / 12:17 pm

    Wow Mummy, that is one emotional week you’ve had. I would be blubbing like a baby I think. She’s looks amazing in her uniform and and I bet she will settle in beautifully at her school. You should be so proud of both of them

  19. September 15, 2015 / 6:52 pm

    Such a beautifully written post lovely, written with so much emotion! Sounds like she really enjoyed herself and couldn’t wait to start school. She looks so grown up! xx

  20. September 16, 2015 / 2:15 am

    Tell your daughter she’s doing an awesome job because she looks gorgeous in her uniform. she’s doing a great job every morning at 8am matching her book bag with her uniform and waiting for her mom so go Sophia

  21. September 16, 2015 / 3:37 am

    Such a great post. It sounds like she’s had a really good start at school. I think it’s great when children love going to school.

  22. Debbie
    September 17, 2015 / 12:21 am

    Beautifully written…how wonderful for Sophia as she grows to know how she is loved by you and to have these moments recorded so well. Xxx

  23. September 26, 2015 / 2:59 am

    Say more, say more! It’s not boring me, as a mother with a toddler who will be in your shoes one day. I can’t believe my Sophie will be starting school in just a few years (I know it’s a ways off, but also that it will come so quickly). Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and your pictures of your beautiful littles!

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