Monday, August 22, 2011

diary of a k-4 preschooler {day 1}

After months of talking about missing her school friends, the big day finally arrived and Grace could not have been more E.X.C.I.T.E.D!This morning the little pumpkin became an official
K-4 preschooler!
{Thank you
Kelley of babe a gogo for the super cute outfit - it was just perfect for today!!} There's that sweet smile! I won't even tell you the things I had to do/say to elicit these smiles but I'm sure glad I did! *wink* By the time we left for school, Grace was in such a good mood she had us all in hysterics!I love seeing how her answer changes every year. Right now she goes back & forth between "dentist" and "ballerina" on any given day.
This was last year...
Backpack...check! Lunchbox...check!
Janna of teachermom for making this custom backpack for Grace!! The quality is amazing and she LOVES it!! Her request..."toasted peanut butter and jelly & the squeezey, squirty applesauce, mama!" Can't tell too well from the pic, but I cut her pbj into a schoolhouse and a bell just to make her first day a bit more special. String cheese, half a banana and chex mix rounded out today's bento.
{apple-n-worm printable
HERE...owl notes HERE}Hold my hand, Daddy. Family pic! The little pumpkin and her sweet teacher, Mrs. Bryan. Every year when you pray about the person who will teach your child at school and influence their learning, you secretly hope for someone who will not only have the knowledge, but will also have a Godly heart. Grace's sweet teacher has a heart of gold! We sent these little treats to school for all her friends to enjoy. Thank you Beth Proudfoot for the free printables!!When we picked her up she was BEAMING. It sure warms my heart to see her so happy! She was proud to have been chosen class leader for the day. She told us she made a new friend, "her name is Paityn and she is really sweet and nice". Last year her teacher gave them The Kissing Hand {love this sweet book!} and this year she did the same for the new students and gave the returning students the sequel.To celebrate, Noonie treated her to frozen yogurt at our usual Friday spot. She was so excited about this fun Toy Story glider her buddy Julien gave her {thank you, Julien!} and she was tickled pink to come home, open the mail, and find this sweet postcard from Mrs. Bryan! Now I will say that Grace is pretty good about sharing with her brother, but when he went after her prized teeny tiny dolls and their dress-up clothes she'd had enough. She asked me for tape and next thing I know, this sign was decorating her bedroom door:Oh my! It's a good thing we chose "be kind" as this year's theme, isn't it? I think we have plenty of material to work with - HA! I will admit though I was secretly dying inside trying to contain the laughter. This little pumpkin is somethin' else.Grace, Grace, Grace,
You make us laugh with your daily antics and especially your made-up songs. But you are a sensitive soul too, with a pure heart and a loving spirit. We hope you have a WONDERFUL K-4 school year!
Mama, Daddy & Hudson


Louley's Belles said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Youre so SUPER!!!!

Virginia said...

WOW Grace! You got to be leader on your first day of K-4! I'm so proud of you! I'm looking forward to helping you with homework. You are so excited about school and learning that I know you will have a wonderful school year.
LOTS of love, Noonie

TaDa! Creations said...

Happy 1st day of school Grace! Looks like you are going to have a great year. Can't wait to see you all soon!

Jessica said...

Thank you all! She is so excited to be back in school!

Angel~ We can't wait either! Can't wait to see all your fun home decorating projects in person! :)