Friday, September 16, 2011


This past Monday, Gracie had her first day of kindergarten. Technically, school started last Wednesday but we were on vacation for the "official" first day. Gracie woke me up at 6:00am which is pretty early, considering we had just gotten home from vacation the day before but the girl was excited to start her day. Gracie had gone to preschool at this same school last year as I had planned it that way because I wanted her to have a smooth transition to kinder. We already knew her teacher too as we met Ms. Brooke several times last year.

As I was getting Gracie ready that morning, I was feeling sentimental and a bit in denial that my little girl would soon be in school full time. Our district has all day kindergarten so she would be gone pretty much the whole day. Jerry and I both got to drop Gracie off as he had the day off so that was an extra special treat for her.

As we approached the classroom, Gracie suddenly because shy and a bit nervous which is totally understandable. She did better than I as I remember my first day of kinder and I bawled my head off because I wanted my mom. At the end of the day, Gracie said she had a fun time and wanted to go back the next day. Success!!!

We celebrated her first week by going out for yogurt with her good friend Kailee, who is also in her kinder class as both girls survived the week, yay! Kyle and mommy on the other hand, well, not so much. Seriously, it has gotten better and both Kyle and I are slowly but surely getting used to the house being a little bit quieter, which Gracie more than makes up for when she gets home. =)

PS~ Why is it when I ask Gracie what she did at school, she always has the answer of "I can't remember". I told my friend Jill that if I ever teach kinder again, I am going to make the kids write down what they do during the day so their parents don't think they sit and stare at the wall, lol!

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My beautiful girl

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A little bit nervous here

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