Monday, August 10, 2009

And Away She Goes...

I have a Kindergartener. *sniff* Excuse the overabundance of photos, but it's my blog and I'll be as cheesy sentimental as I want, and you'll like it. :D

Daddy putting on her brand new shoes...

Eating breakfast (toast, cereal and OJ, if you want to know)...
On the way to the bus stop...
"Are you still taking pictures, mother?" (yes, she really does call me that these days. I think it's from Aristocats) ...
Big girl...
Piggies and LPL bows for her first day...
A bit confused as to why there's a bunch of big kids at the bus too...
P was so sad that he didn't get to go to school too...
There goes my baby...
Watching the bus drive away...
We're lucky that there's about 4-5 other Kindergarteners in our neighbourhood. There were three of us moms sniffling, while CJ and Russ (our friend Laurel's cool husband, their son is in M's class) stood there making jokes about women or something. We all know they were crying like babies on the inside...

Her first day didn't start well. She managed to put her backpack in the wrong pile or something and lost it, so she didn't have any of her supplies or her lunch. Luckily her teacher is awesome and tried to help her find it, but they couldn't so they got her a hot lunch (cheeseburgers, applesauce and green beans, mmm). When she came home and got off the bus she started crying because of her bag, it was so sad! I'd held it together fairly well all day, but seeing her cry got me crying. I took her back to the school and asked the office, they hadn't seen it. We went and talked to Mrs. Wolfe, and she told me they'd looked and couldn't find it. So we went back home and I called the transport to see if maybe it was left on the bus. Nope. I took her back to the school once CJ'd gone to work and we walked all over the school looking, but nothing. :( Just as we got home from school I got a call from a 5th grade teacher who was just leaving her classroom, she found M's backpack outside her class!! Huzzah!!!! So as a relief treat, I took the kids to Wendy's. I needed a Coke at that point.

Next day we had dentist appointments for all the kids, so M didn't go on the bus to school. We had her go first in her appointment and she LOVED it (wierdo), and when she was done and I was driving her to school she said "I got my teeth cleaned, I got a new toothbrush, and now I'm going to school. This is the best day EVER!" Aww... made my heart happy!

10 comments:

Jen said...

That first day is so exciting - and so hard at the same time! I'm so glad you found her backpack. And great pictures, Laurie. I love the one of the bus pulling away, even if it does make me tear up!

Kate Monroe said...

Awww! Makes me want to cry that she lost her backpack. :( I'm glad you guys found it though! That's hilarious her "best day ever" includes a dentist appointment and school... that's a lot of people's worst nightmare. lol!

Love the pics. The one of her walking behind CJ (with the hint of sun flare) is fantabulous!

Brian said...

That is so cute and I love how you took your pics. I was imagining Lexi and I would have felt the same exact way. I am going to cry my eyes out but luckly for me she doesn't start for like 2 more weeks.
-Amber

The Baileys said...

I am going to be there in another week and a half!!! Liza starts school on the 20th and I know I am going to bawl my eyes out! She, of course, is so excited!! Cute pics!! I think I am going to be camera happy that day too:)

Palmer Family said...

School doesn't start here for another month. I have one in 1st grade and one in Kindergarten. It will be weird to have 2 gone and 2 at home...not sure how I feel about it yet. I guess we will see. :)

Hilary said...

I love your cheesy sentimental pictures and blogging. Shawn walked Hayden to the bus on his 1st day of school and I followed in the car taking pictures and crying. Shawn made fun of me but I think he wanted to cry too. Hadley starts on the 26th and I will probably do the same thing but her big brother will walk her to the bus. Your great. Keep up all the sentimental crap.

laurdacooj said...

I LOVe your photos... and your post- and... it could have been cheesier:) ha ha!!! M is so cute:) I love her pig tails:)

Troy and Becca said...

Love this post! It's so crazy that your little ones are growing up so fast!!! What cuties!!!

Renee and Jake said...

Its never cheesy to brag on your babies or miss them

Staci said...

Aww, that would make my heart happy too! Gosh, I can not believe she is starting K!! When her and noah get married, they'll have been a grade apart ;-) I know i'll be crying my heart out, too - guys just don't get it!