i'm honestly not sure which of our three girls was more excited.
it was a great chance for her to visit the classroom again and to explore and see some of her "new friends". we even got to practice our morning routine of hanging up our backpacks, washing our hands, and signing in.
her name above her backpack hook and her first official preschool art work.
she made this when the teacher came for her home visit.
she drew her a rainbow and a picture of what she couldn't wait to play with on the first day...the babies in the crib!:)
the housekeeping area. personally i find that as sweet as can be.:)
janey went to preschool here too, so she thought it was super cool to be there again.
and pretend she was four!:)
i was so impressed by how at ease aubrey seemed to feel.
she flitted from activity to activity. trying to see and touch it all without much hesitation or nervousness. i'm sure she felt extra comfortable with us there. or maybe not. maybe this is just who she is and she's ready to dig in and enjoy this next part of her life.:)
this little sequence of events amazed me and i'm so glad i was paying attention and got to experience it.
after playing on the playground for awhile, she noticed this big cement tube.
she looked at it for quite awhile, and then all on her own, she ran around to the other side of the grassy hill to investigate. she bent down to get a closer look and then climbed right through. this may sound silly, but i thought for sure she would call one of us over. but no. she soared right through on her own! then she ran around again to check out the slide.
my baby is ready.
she is really ready.
she kept saying things like "i'll be fine mom...i'm not gonna be sad when you leave...i'm gonna be excited! cause i get to play and jump and read and laugh! (said in that little four year old voice i love and adore so much and can so clearly hear in my mind as i type!)
our first day is friday.
i'm torn up about it.
but she's ready.
my heart is breaking and wanting to grab her and run for panera and the library !:)!
but she's ready.
so i guess i have to be too.