Tuesday, January 6, 2009

First day of preschool

Today was Sydney's first day of preschool. She has been looking forward to this day for quite a while and she's been pretty excited. The past week she's been telling me about all the friends she will make and all the playdates at Cole's house she wants to have. (She finally decided our house might be okay for her new friends too.) Even though she is a bit shy and quiet, she is my social butterfly. She loves her friends and apparently she is thinking about expanding our social circle.

She did great! I dropped her off at school and she was quickly taken away to read stories. I barely got a kiss from her before she ran off. Phew, no tears! She had a big smile on her face when I picked her up and she told me she loves school. When I asked what she did her response was, "I played with toys." Wow, so detailed. I finally got it out of her that she played with the dolls, the kitchen, she sat in circle time and sang songs. She cannot wait for school on Thursday! And yes, I will admit I did tear up a bit driving away. My little girl is growing up so quickly. I look at Alex and think that this was Sydney in what seems like just a year ago. She has become such an independent, social little girl and I love it. I am so proud of her.

Pictures from the first day of school...

Traditional first day of school picture
My future's so bright, I gotta wear shades!
My cutie pie
Sydney with her teacher

Hanging out, listening to stories while waiting for all the kids to arrive
Kristin and Cole
Cole and the teacher (Sydney and Cole are in the same class)
After school with the younger bros-can you tell they had a ball?
Kristin and I took the kiddos for lunch and ice cream afterwards to celebrate the first day of school success.


FlyingCats said...

Wow. Already in school. I'm already watching Annika change right in front of me some days. So glad she loves it!

Anonymous said...

I am so proud of you Sydney! You will always remember your first day of school!

Have fun!

Love you,