8.28.2007

A Big Day

Yesterday was the first day of school for most children in our area. Some of my friends were adjusting to sending their precious ones off to school for the very first time. We aren't at that milestone yet, but A. did start PreK yesterday. For the past two years she went to a Mother's Day Out program and really enjoyed it. This year she will go to PreK three mornings a week at a new school. For the last few weeks her big phrase has been, "I'm just not used to my new school."

Thank goodness she is our little social butterfly and is generally excited to try new things. As long as there was going to be some playground time, A. was good to go.

Here we are just outside the building. I just have a weak spot for little kids wearing backpacks almost as big as they are. A. wore hers with pride.

We walked in her classroom and she greeted Mrs. Orsak and then sat down to immediately get down to business with the blocks and spiral clip-on things. Okay.

Soon it was time to pick her up and I experienced my first drive-by pick up. While I was waiting I was caught off guard when I saw a little girl leaving with her mom. Tears sprang to my eyes as I watched this little half day Kindergartner walk out with her long ponytailed hair and white polo uniform shirt partially untucked from her navy blue uniform shorts complete with knobby little knees and cute little sneakers. I realized that would be A. someday soon, probably much too fast, at least for Mama.

A nice lady led A. out to our car and she bounced up to give me a hug, announced she had a GREAT day at school, they DID go to the playground, she got to cut with scissors, and after a pause to catch her breath, started singing a song about a penny in her pocket and a dollar in her shoe. I guess she is used to her new school now.

15 comments:

  1. Big days call for big hearts. I think A is one lucky girl to have you for her mommy. She is going to do great in any situation. Plaid skirt, knobby knees and all! Sounds like Gilmore girl to me. I am off to watch the next DVD...come on over. Only 5 seasons to go!

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  2. Oh how fun!! I would LOVE to be A teacher! She would keep me in stiches all day. That girl is a hoot. I am so glad she had a great first day of school.


    Love ya

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  3. A. looks so happy and comfortable! I'm glad she had fun!

    I know it was a kind of quick change this year- But I know A. will do great!

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  4. I love the sweet pictures of A. at her new school. I'm sure she made lots of friends--she's so outgoing! I'm glad that she's liking her new school so much--I know that that makes Mama feel better too!

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  5. She's precious! But you knew that already! :)

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  6. I love first day pics. A. is adorable and I love those big backpacks too. They crack me up!

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  7. Oh, this was sweet! We all know they are growing up, but it's these few times a year when we stop and realize they really are growing up when it just slays me how quickly the time goes. I'm glad she had a great day at school! I'm also a fan of the giant backpack syndrome!

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  8. Awww... so cute! Thanks so much for K's good mail. We had fun making our popsicle stick animals and she felt about 7 feet tall when she checked the mail and realized there was a package for HER from her wonderful friend!

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  9. she is so cute! i can't even imagine the first day of kindergarten, though i know it's coming up soon. i love the things little ones say- they are so funny without trying to be!

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  10. What a doll! I agree about the larger than life backpacks being adorable. A is so precious. She's another one that I would fight for to have in my class... Enjoyed chatting with you today too. It was fun to her about her day and your first car-pool line fun! Car-pool lines is where my mom started cross-stitching. For about 5 years in the 80's everyone got cross-stitched gifts made with love while waiting in the car pool line. I wonder what your car-pool line "thing" will be? See you tomorrow!

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  11. Congrats on making it through! Well done, Mommy! It does get easier, I promise.

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  12. What a sweet post. It is a shame that motherhood is the only job we actually work ourselves out of.
    Blessings

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  13. The first picture of their first day of PreK always sends me into a bit of tears. Friday, they'll be heading to kindergarten - it's 2 hours for the first two days, and then they'll be gone from 9-3:30 - wow that's a long time. It's so great that your daugther had such a great time. it's always nice to know that they are happy and content.

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  14. Awww... sweet! It goes by too fast, doesn't it?

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  15. We don't have PreK here in Utah, we just have preschool and I think those are pretty basic, more social than anything else.

    I think kids this age love having a place like this that they get to go to on their own. It's such a cute stepping stone for them and helps ease their moms in to it as well.

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