Monday, September 13, 2010

First Day of Preschool!


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. 


Lisa and Tate said...

thank you for such a fun weekend. next time when the girls get together they will be perfectly nice to each other.

good job mommy on the first day of school for lauren. i bet she had a blast!

Carolin said...

Looks like a great weekend! Bet Lauren does fabulous with preschool!!! Love the new lunch box, how cute!

Anonymous said...

How fun! Lauren's hair is sooo long! Can't wait to hear how her first day went. It's sooo hard to leave them isn't it??
Today's was Sam's first day back..she did great too.

Julie said...

Congratulations Lauren! And Donna and C. Joe for that matter!

We had great fun with you girls and wish it could have been longer.

The party turned out very nice!

Lisa~~ said...

Yeah Lauren and you look adorable all ready for school. Looks like a fun weekend with the girls, glad you had fun.

Kim said...

Love the photos..
Looks like a great weekend..
Have a great week.

KHM said...

Lauren has turned into a such a beauty

Next time you are in So Cal give a shout and lets see if we can get together.

Kim (from the day at Disney)

Diane and John said...

What a milestone...first day of school. She is so cute with her new lunch bag. I can hardly wait to hear about her first day! Love the pizza party pictures...

M3 said...

First day of preschool!! Such a big day. Hope she loved it and can't wait to hear more and see pictures. I'll bet she charmed all the teachers with that beautiful smile.

Eliza2006 said...

She so cute and looks so big going to school. I'm sure she had a great 1st day! Can't wait to hear more!!!

Lindy said...

Lauren looks like she grew a lot this summer. She is so pretty and has such a beautiful smile!