Monday, September 14, 2009

First Day of Preschool

As I had said in one of my earlier posts, fall is coming and bringing a lot of new firsts to our household. One of them is Gracie starting preschool. I went back and forth about whether or not to enroll her and once I got over my fears decided to sign her up. I had originally picked a different school but just didn't feel comfortable with it so changed to the one she is going to now and so far, it seems great!

Last night, was pretty rough on me as I couldn't fall asleep and it felt like it was my first day of school! When morning came, Gracie was super excited and couldn't wait to get to school. After meeting Daddy there, we took some pictures, she kissed me goodbye and off I went. I did say some prayers all day, that things would go okay for her (and me) but when I went to pick her up, I did hear sobbing coming from the classroom and I knew it was my little girl. Ms. Norma, Gracie's teacher, said she had just started crying so my mommy guilt subsided just a little and Ms. Norma thought that the crying might have come from the fact that the kids switched playgrounds for lunch so that little change in schedule could have set it off. I think that it was also because Gracie was just tuckered out as after we got into the car, she fell asleep after about 10 minutes.

I did have a chance to ask Gracie what she did today and she said, sang songs, clapped her hands, rode a bike, painted, and oh, got stuck on the monkey bars where Ms. Norma had to help her! Gracie did tell me that she had fun at school and wants to go back, so I am happy with that.

One more thing, when I picked Gracie up, she had a beautiful painting that she had done. I got so excited seeing that painting because I can't wait to proudly display it on the refrigerator. I'm also going to laminate and date the back of it so I can keep all of her artwork forever!

Ready to go

Gracie really wanted to wear her backback and carry her own lunch

Ms. Norma, Gracie's teacher

Already making friends

Her beautiful painting which she described to Grandpa and I



Christy said...

YAAAA!!! Im so happy she started and all was well. that is just so great and what a big girl she is now. It just trips me out that our little babies are now in preschool-- trip out. Looking forward to seeing you guys on sunday night.

Christy :)

Karen and Bob said...

So cute! Glad things went well.

William and Bobbie said...

she looks so cute on her first the painting..ive been scanning Leahs so i can make a photo book out of them on shutterfly

Mom of Three said...

Love the painting, and I'm so glad that she likes her school. She looks so cute in her little dress!