Tuesday, August 28, 2012

First Day of Kindergarten

I know people say this all the time, but I'm trippin' for real!  I can't believe Elsie is in Kindergarten already.  It's crazy!  She's my one and only kid, and we have reached a major milestone in her life.  No worries, there were no tears.  I was too busy dealing with my grumpy (and, I know, very nervous) child to get sad. 

She was really nervous to start school until we went to her classroom last week and met her teacher.  She found out that she will sit at the yellow table and that made her very happy.  Plus, the classroom theme is Rainbows.  (Side note:  Elsie really wanted to wear this too small shirt that is yellow with a rainbow on it for the first day of school.  I asked her if she wanted to wear something a little fancier, and she said "Well, the theme is rainbows."  She said it so matter of factly, like it wouldn't make sense to wear anything else.  I laughed.)

I just wanted a cute picture on the doorstep, but she said that was too embarrassing because people would see her.  We settled for a picture inside, but she still couldn't muster up a smile.

We got a little smile on this one :)

Aaron and I took her to her classroom, and she knew exactly what she was supposed to do.  She found her stick with her name on it and put it in the bucket, put her backpack in her cubby, took a seat at her table, and got started on her picture. 

She was all business and had no problem with us leaving. 

When I picked her up, I saw several people taking pictures in front of the school, so I asked her if she would let me get one of her by the flagpole.  She wasn't having it, so I bribed her to stand by the car and let me take one. 

She said she had fun.  Recess was her favorite part of the day.  She likes her teacher.  I know she'll love Kindergarten...I just can't take any more pictures!