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We are the Ducommuns! There are 4 of us now-Craig, Laura, Zamara, and now Mahashavah, our 1 year old son. We adopted Zamara from Ethiopia in 2008. Our son is also from Ethiopia and we are hoping to bring him home soon. We live Flagstaff Arizona. We are so glad you found us. Take a look around and don't forget to leave us a message.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Off to school

Today Zamara started preschool. We have a great preschool at our church called Abundant Life. We have had Zamara on the waiting list since she was 5 months old. Today was the big day! We were both excited and worried about how she would do in the new environment. She did great, though! She walked in with her Hello Kitty lunchbox looking like a big girl. We got there right at outside playtime, so her teacher took her little hand and walked her outside with the other kids. We watched her for a few minutes through the window as all her little classmates came up to touch her and play. I cried as I watched her. It was just too cute.

Since we both work at the church we peeked in on her all day--her poor teachers were probably sick of us. We were particularly worried about nap time. She is not the best napper, but she did great! She woke up only once and Jolene got her back to sleep fairly quickly.

When we came to pick her up at 4pm, I think she really wanted to stay and play with her new friends. She was happy to see Mommy and Daddy, but she was having fun. I don't think we could have asked for a better first day of school.


The Bell Family said...

This is such exciting news! I didn't know that she would be in preschool already. That's "CWAAZEE" (crazy) as Logan would say. He little outfit and Hello Kitty lunchbox are precious. I'm so happy that she enjoyed meeting new friends.

Jenni said...

I was just catching up on your blog and it's so cool to see pics of Zamara, and the video too, and to hear about your quilts being published. So awesome. It's been so long since I've seen you guys, but I'm glad to catch up at least a little via blog. :)

shawn and tisha said...

I got your email, just hadn't had a chance to respond yet. Sorry.

I think we'll be able to meet up. I'll look over Shawn's work schedule tomorrow and let you know after I talk to him.

Zamara looks cute at her little school! :)