Friday, May 6, 2011

How daycare made me cry

Let me start off by saying that we are incredibly lucky to have found such a wonderful daycare for Alli to attend. As much as I hate having to send her, and not having the luxury of staying home with her every day, I'm so glad we found such loving, compassionate people to watch her while we're working. I can tell she loves it there (although don't get me wrong, she is super excited when we come to get her, you can also tell she loves to be with us too!), but she has a ball hanging out with her friends and teachers.

Monthly, the teachers send home a folder with what they've learned and things they've done throughout the month. This past month of April, we got a folder full of pictures of Alli painting. She's sitting up there in a chair, hands all over in paint, and I was just in awe. My little girl does this stuff when I'm not around?! She was having so much fun in all the pictures. They also had made a little Easter basket out of construction paper and put her little picture in the shape of an egg in the basket. Just very cute little crafts!

Yesterday, I went to pick her up and one of her teachers asked if she was going to be back tomorrow. I told her no, that I was off work tomorrow so Alli would be hanging out with me all day. So her teacher got into the cabinet and said, well here then, since you won't be here tomorrow, here's your Mother's Day present from Alli. It was wrapped in pink paper, and when I opened it and read it, I got very teary-eyed... here's a picture of it, but in case you can't read it, it says:

Happy Mother's Day
I miss seeing you when we're not together
I'm growing up so fast
See how big I've gotten
Since you saw me last?
As I grow, I'll change a lot,
The years will fly right by.

You'll wonder how I grew so quick
When and where and why?
So look upon this footprint
That's hanging on your wall,
And memories will come back of me,
When I was very small.

Love, Alli 2011

It has her little footprint on the side.

I sure love those ladies at daycare, and how they made me cry on my first Mother's Day!


  1. Aw Miss Norma did good! What a sweet gift for your first Mother's Day! :D

  2. How sweet!! What a great place for Alli!!