Here are a few pictures of the girls this morning before they left for school. Thanks Greg for taking them! I love the first day of school. I always have. It almost has the same anticipation for me as Christmas. I love the new school clothes, backpacks, crayons, and pencils. I also love the excitement of meeting the teachers, and the clean slate so to speak that comes with the beginning of a school year.
The girls were great this morning as we headed off to school. They each took an apple to their teacher, and were excited to be on their way. When we got to the front doors of the school, Ellie saw a friend she went to preschool with, and asked if she could just go with her rather than having to walk to Becca's class, too. I couldn't bear to leave her, though, so we dropped her off first. She walked right in, found the spot for her backpack, found her desk, and was ready to go. No anxiety whatsoever.
Then, we went to Becca's class, where Becca handed her teacher the apple, and walked right past her while her teacher was still talking to her. I had to tell her to stop and listen because she was so mesmerized by the classroom she couldn't focus on what was happening right then.
I love Ellie's teacher, and Becca's seems great, too, so I was a happy mom letting my kiddos off on the first day of school.
By the way, if you look in the pictures you will notice Ellie's broken arm--the left wrist, fortunately, so she should still be able to write without a problem.