Tuesday, September 7, 2010

First day of school 2010

Today was the first day back at preschool for Maddie and the first day ever of preschool for Charlotte. We'd been talking about it for a while now so the girls were good and excited! Maddie got a new backpack (Charlotte got Maddie's backpack from last year) and both girls had new lunch boxes. This first day of school seemed to sneak up on us because the girls were gone for the 5 days leading up to it so when they got up this morning and I told them it was school they were a bit out of sorts. Maddie told me exactly what she wanted to wear....her I love ponies shirt and Charlotte didn't care what clothes she wore as long as she could wear Maddie's mary jane crocs that are 3 sizes too big. I humored her and she got to wear them all the way until we got to school and then I made her wear shoes that fit. Neither one of the girls was sad or clingy at school.....not one tear was shed by any of us. I think that after a long summer they were really ready to get back to school, and goodness knows that I was really ready for them to get back to school!! I left them in their classes, drove back home, and got back into bed with my book and actually was able to fall asleep for about an hour and a half. It will be really nice having some time off for the next couple weeks while the girls are away and before this new baby joins our family. I'm starting to feel really worn down in my pregnancy at this point and the option of taking a morning nap, or just putting my feet up for a few hours a week is very appealing!

So, the day went smashing. Both girls had a great time and both were well behaved (says their teachers) I think Charlotte transitioned into preschool really easily and I know that both girls will have a great year. And there was even success on the cloth diaper front! I introduced Charlotte's teacher to cloth today and diaper changes went really well and she hasn't been scared off.....here's hoping that it continues to be easy for her and that we can continue bringing cloth to school. Cheers to a wonderful start to the school year.....we're all looking forward to tomorrow!

Maddie 1st day of school 2010 (almost 4)

Charlotte 1st day of school 2010 (almost 2.5)

She was EXCITED!!

Backpack shot

In front of the school waiting to go in

In front of school

Mrs. Bailey welcoming Charlotte

Maddie jumped right in.....check ya later mom!

Maddie on the first day of school 2009

Look at little baby Charlotte in the background!!

1 comment:

chris said...

Soon enough you wont be able to get them this excited about school.

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