Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Because She's Blave

Today was my baby girl's first day of preschool. We've been talking it up ALL Summer, but especially the last month. This past week every time we'd ask Ru if she was excited to start school, the answer was the same. " I'm not afraid of pleschool. I'm a blave girl." We sometimes like to replace our R's with L's. : ) Well apparently our plan worked because it wasn't just talk, the girl took her first day of school in stride. As you can tell by the first photo, she was nothing but excited!

Showing off her Monkey Pack-Pack

Walking to School

Crossing with Daddy

Teddy Bear Preschool

All Summer long EVERY time we drove by this sign, she would proclaim "There's my pleschool!" And when we weren't passing by, she would ask if we could drive by her preschool. When I would explain that we weren't anywhere near her school, I was usually given the typical "Awwww" response.

With her best bud Hudson

Love this expression...maybe a tad nervous?

Nope, this is one brave girl!

I was fully expecting a meltdown at some point. I thought she would be brave until she realized this was "for reals". I'm so glad she proved me wrong. Because she was so happy and excited, I was able to leave her without a single tear shed. Her best buddy Hudson is in the same class with her and I think that helped her to feel more comfortable from the get go. Her teacher also earned major Brownie points right off the bat by noticing her new shoes, "They're HELLO KITTY!" she yelled with pure excitement. NOTHING excites my girl more than a new pair of shoes, so her birthday shoes (courtesy of Ebby Debi) that we saved for the first day of school were an awesome ice breaker. You don't even know how that makes my heart smile, because what, more than new shoes totally encompasses that first day experience? Nothing I say. Nothing!

About to enter her class for the very first time!

Getting her name tag on.

So she went right in, talked to her teacher like they were old chums and went to town doing all sorts of fun things. She's already chosen what she wants to take to class for show & tell on Thursday, and ever since I told her she'll get to wear her costume to school for a Halloween Parade, Halloween cannot come soon enough! We celebrated her big day with lunch at Chik-fil-a with best buddies Hudson and Clara. I couldn't have asked for a better first day, this mommas heart is quite full tonight.


Ru'sGrammy said...

<3 both of my beautiful girls!

debi said...

So happy she was blave!

Happy too the shoes were a hit :-)

Ebby debi

Anonymous said...

so adorable!

Melissa Munding Winter said...

That kid always makes me smile! Glad she had a great first day and made an impression with her keen fashion sense!

BTW, that second to last photo with Hudson in the background is so cute!