Monday, January 07, 2008

Update: An Excellent First Day

Katie Starr was awesome today at her first day of Preschool. She woke up very excited to get dressed, eat and get ready for "big girl school". She was so excited that she got to wear her Backpack and carry her Dora lunchbox. We had her pose for a couple of pics and off we all went to drop her off.

Katie went in and the teacher showed her where she would be sitting and gave her some paper and crayons to work with while she waited for her day to begin as we were the first one there this morning; thanks to my VERY punctual hubby. Ethan decided he wanted to sit down and color as well :) We let him do that for about a minute but we did not want to hang around too long and potentially make things more difficult when we said goodbye. When we did say goodbye Ethan went over and gave Katie a hug...oh man..my heart just about burst wide open and then we left with a wave and she was just fine.

I was surprisingly OK as well. I knew she was in wonderful hands as this preschool comes highly recommended and as a huge coincidence we found out that the director of it is Marc's cousin's best friend....Amazing!!

Justin came with me to get her after lunch and the teacher said she was awesome and did not even shed one tear. I know that the following days can be tougher now that they are fully aware that mommy and daddy are not staying and until they get in a routine but she is a very independent girl and really enjoys being active so I am sure she will continue to do well...(knock on wood :)

The first thing that she asked me was "Where is Ethan?" and then my "foodie" daughter went on to tell me about what food she ate that day. Now there is a girl after my own heart :)

Here are a few pics...











11 comments:

Carol and Taylor said...

Congrats of a successful first day...for both of you! Its amazing to me how quickly little Katie has turned into a "big girl". Where have our little babies gone? So glad that Ethan is doing better, as well.

Kind regards from Miami,

Carol and Taylor

We5Chois said...

OMGoodness! What a big girl Katie Starr is. She has grown up so much, of course I think her glasses give her a more mature look too.

Congrats on having an awesome first day. The pictures are so cute and it sounds like Katie did us proud. I am sure she will have the place ticking along to her own beat in no time at all.

Enjoy your time with Ethan. I know I don't need to tell you how fast timeflies with these kiddos.

Yen973 said...

I can't believe how big Katie has gotten. I have not checked your blog in awhile. I am glad she had a good first day. Shea started in what I call the big girl room last week and it was harder on me than her.
Dana

Stacey T. said...

What a big girl your Katie is. I love her ponytails! Ryleigh has the same lunchbox and adores it!!!!

Vivian M said...

I am so proud of Katie and you all! I just loved Ethan's reaction, and I bet it was even better to see in person. What a long way they both have come, and what fun awaits! Congratulations on surviving the first day!

Candy said...

Katie, You are awesome! I'm so happy you enjoyed your first day of school. I am very proud of you. Love, Candy (Rachel's Mom)

kira said...

OMG our little girl is growing up! How cute! I'm glad things went well.
Kira

howard said...

My Katie is so studious and will definetly be voted class president. Doesn't she look pretty and smart. WEhat a mitzva this young lady is for all of us, especially her parents; lori and marc. she completely fills their house with nachos.
Katie we love you very much, with all our heart and soul.

uncle howard

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Wow....I don't read for a few days and she heads off to college?

Such a cutie. Heres to many more happy drop offs.

Tammie said...

Well maybe you did alright, but I needed a box of tissues for the lovely pics you posted. I can't believe that Katie Starr's first day was finally here.

I'm sure that Katie Starr will totally shine in her new class. Just wait till everyone there meets her. They'll fall in love with her the way we all are.

How sweet that she asked about Ethan when you picked her up!

Heidy & Joey said...

My Gosh! Katie you look amazing and so happy with Ethan! so very happy you had a great day on your first day at school....