Monday, August 6, 2012

First day of kindergarten…

I took today off so Joe and I both could see her off to school today.  We got up extra early since we weren’t quite sure how the morning traffic would be at this time.  I’m usually on the freeway by 6:15am to make it to work by 7am.  At that time traffic is light, but school doesn’t start until 7:45am so I was expecting it to be pretty bad.  We have her enrolled out of district, so the school is about 12 miles away. 

I got her up for breakfast at about 6:15am and she was pretty excited to get her big day started.  We read The Night Before Kindergarten before bed last night and talked all about how the morning and day would go. 


Here’s my big kindergartener girl!


The classes meet in the playground and the teacher leads the line of kids into the building.  It was organized chaos with cameras snapping everywhere!


She was all smiles until the other lines started going in…then she was a bit apprehensive. 


But when her line started to move, she went right in with no tearful good-bye.  With a final snap of the camera she was gone.  Off she went to the very first day of school.  As soon as she was out of sight, my heart sank for a second and the tears started.  My baby was off on her own to a whole new adventure and I wasn’t going along…sniff, sniff.  It’s so hard to let go.  I can’t wait to pick her up and hear all about her first big day. 



Anne said...

This made me teary! I can't believe I'll be doing this in one more month!!

Alice said...

I'm a retired teacher...first days are harder on the mom than the child! Any teacher would be lucky to have Lauren in her class!

Lisa and Tate said...

So cute! Cannot believe Lauren is in Kindergarten! Time is flying by.

Michelle said...

That backpackers is almost as big as she And donna you look so great!

Michelle said...

Backpack...not backpackers.

Catherine said...

What a great first day! Way to go L!! (and Mommy too!)

Lisa~~ said...

So cute and I can't believe that she's in school already, time is flying. said...


That brought tears to my eyes,,,that was a big day wasn't it. She looked adorable. Is she loving it?