Today I dropped my baby off for her very first day at the Village Preschool. I was so excited for her to start because I know how good this is going to be for her. She’ll learn how to socialize more with other kids, share, take turns and be a little independent from mommy and daddy. I also think her language skills will blossom.
Now, even though I know how great it will be, that doesn’t mean it was easy! Actually, she did fine at drop off and I was the nervous one. When I dropped her off, we put her lunch box in her cubby and I showed her where the potty is (very important since she’s wearing big girl panties). I gave her a big hug and kiss, told her I’d pick her up right after lunch and off I went. There were no tears, but I felt SO strange leaving her there and driving home alone.
Here she was last night making a PB&J for her lunch box. Thanks to Grandpa and Grandma Joyce for her adorable LL Bean personalized lunch box from our vacation to Maine. Also, I found this cute Ariel bento style box on clearance for $2.99 at the Disney store yesterday. Can’t beat that!
I can’t wait to pick her up from school and find out how her morning went. Since I’m off work today, I promised her a special trip to Build a Bear this afternoon. We stop in there a lot, but she’s never made anything and I know she really wants a kitty cat. :)
On another subject, we had a great weekend with a couple of bloggy friends who were in town. Julie & Tess (4 1/2 yrs old) and Lisa & Tate (2 yrs old) were here. Lauren had such a great time with the girls.
Here they are picking out toppings for their own personal pizzas.
Lisa and Tate stayed at our place. The girls had their ups and downs while playing together, but overall they had a really good time.
Here’s the three girls burning off some energy at the mall play center...
and Lauren and Tess horsing around at Pottery Barn Kids…
We had an awesome weekend and have already started what I hope will be a great first week of school for Lauren.