Monday, August 18, 2008

First Day of Preschool

Caroline started her new preschool/daycare today. I wanted to get her in for a few weeks before we went on vacation for a week so she would get used to the new routine in plenty of time. She has been so excited for weeks now and bounded out of bed this morning talking about it being her first day of school. She was so jovial and excited! Bryce told her several times he would miss her, but she said she wouldn't miss him. Although as we were getting into the car, he blew her a kiss and she blew one back and said she'd miss him, so maybe absence will make the heart grow fonder.

My mom graciously came by to stay with Bryce and Piper so I could take Caroline on my own to drop her off on her first day. All week she'd been talking about how she was going to bound into the classroom, greet her teacher with a BIG hello and have fun. As guessed though, she was slightly more timid than that. When we walked in, Caroline turned on her usual timid self that we see in new situations. The woman who runs the school greeted her, took her lunch for the fridge, and Caroline easily took her hand and was ready to go into the room where all the kids who had already arrived were eating some breakfast. She gave me a big hug and kiss and I was on my way. As I was walking out the door, I heard a little boy say that he wanted Caroline to be his girlfriend. Heh. I hope she has a great day and Shirley, the woman who runs the school, told me I was welcome to call and check in.

Here are some pics of my first baby on her first day:

I can't believe she's almost 5! She's still such a baby to me sometimes.

1 comment:

BJ said...

Hope she had a wonderful day! Isn't it so sad to see our little ones grow up. At least you have two more that are still young:>:> The pictures reminded me of when my mom use to take pictures of us in our front yard on the first day of school. We always had our backpack, lunch bag and box of tissues. Don't know why but we were always required to bring a box of tissues. Look forward to hearing how it went.