1st Day of School

My oldest child started Kindergarten today! *sniff* We went to an open house at her school last night to meet her teacher and see her classroom, so she was good and ready to go this morning. School starts at 7:40am here (really early for a non-morning-mommy) but I was up at six and ready to go by the time I got her up for breakfast. She looked absolutely darling in her Gap Kids dress (thanks Aunt Dara!), Mary Jane shoes and Tinkerbell backpack. Here are some obligatory first day pics...

Standing at the front door, in all her cuteness, ready to go!

Ian saying a sad good-bye for the day to his big Sis

Daddy adjusting her backpack after Mommy got her "Car Rider" tag pinned on (she'll wear this for two weeks, to help her remember her car line #)

Once in her classroom, she found her tiny assigned seat with her name on it all by herself!

West Madison Elementary - isn't it cute?!

One of the great pictures she brought home today. This one is of her in front of the slide on the playground, with her new school on the right. Check out those windows - we have a little artist, must've gotten it from Daddy! (Sorry, I couldn't get the picture to rotate.)
She came out of the building with all smiles when I picked her up today, exclaiming that she "had so much fun!" She also said she "likes her nice teacher, made two friends that are girls, and remembered her lunchbox at lunch, but forgot to bring it home." How cute is that? She'll have tomorrow off, as they're staggering the start for Kindergartners this year, but she'll go every day starting Friday. My baby is such a big girl! I was a little teary once we got back home, but did pretty well overall. Hopefully Ian will make the adjustment as smoothly as it appears Moira is going to. Thanks for the well-wishes, advice, and loving support for her (and Mom!) as we start this grand new adventure!


DW Hobbs said...

Ohmygosh!!! I just can't believe she's already at her first day of school! How time flies...but what a beautiful little girl she has become. Thanks for sharing the pics and, of course, love the dress! ;-) Glad things went well today!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on making it through the first day, Moira & Mommy!

Man! School started early for you guys!! I'm just now getting back into the routine of waking up at o' dark thirty (6:00 a.m. to be precise). My little guys aren't too happy with me getting them up early, but I don't want them to be tired their first day of school. Thankfully we have 1.5 weeks to go before school starts here.

The Bottolfini's said...

I can't believe she's in school already. I almost got a little teary just reading about it. What a great new adventure for all of you - and in such a short period of time. So cute!

The Jackson Family said...

She looks so happy! Ian will do fine when it's his turn, I'm sure, seeing his sister all smiles.

Nina and John said...

What a precious little girl! I would pick her FIRST to be in my class! Love, Nina

The Wilhite Family said...

So glad she was able to start! I know she will be a great student! Hope she is enjoying it! Love you guys!