Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Madeline's First Day of School

Madeline started a Mother's Day Out program today.  She goes every Tuesday.  If I had told her a year ago that she was going to school, she would have been in tears.  But, she has been beside herself with excitement for a long time now.  We got her backpack last week (which is too big and definitely not what I would have picked out.  But, she loves it).  We also got her lunch box last week and she has been asking if she could pack her lunch every day since we got it.  She didn't even get to eat lunch there today since it was a shortened first day.  So, she got to put a bag of fruit snacks in it and she carried it anyways.  

Last night, she wanted to get dressed for school before she went to sleep and she wanted to go to school in the middle of the night.  I told her that it would be dark there and the teachers would be at home sleeping.  She said, "No they won't. (Like I was being really silly) They sleep at school."  

She woke up super early and got dressed all by herself.  She's such a big girl that wants to do everything by herself now.  

Her big smile basically didn't leave her face all morning.  

And she got super cool Dora light up shoes for school.  She definitely knew she wanted light up shoes this fall.  

 She goes to school with 2 of her friends.  Faith and her family arrived shortly after we did.  

And Emmie arrived next.  

Andrew met us at school to see his little girl go off to school for the first day.  

Faith's daddy came too.  It was quite the family affair this morning.  (At least for our 2 families :)
Oliver  cried and cried when we left Madeline this morning.  I'm not sure if it was because he was leaving Madeline or just the fun room with the cars in it.  But, he did keep putting his hand on Madeline's carseat and saying, "Where Nah Nah (his name for Madeline)?"  He was happy to have her back this afternoon.  And Madeline had a great first day of school and is ready to go back tomorrow.  Too bad she has to wait until next Tuesday.  


Brad and Lauren Holmes said...

It was a very special family affair! :-) I love the photos you got of the girls...so sweet!

ranelle said...

this is so cute. I love the pictures with her backpack :) Bella is going to start preschool at the beginning of october. she is excited. thanks for sharing!