Tuesday, August 28, 2012

First Day Jitters

No, jitters at our house. Evie was beyond thrilled to go back to school this morning! I was a little worried yesterday because when I told her it was the last day of summer; she said, "Don't say that, Mama." However, this morning Evie was talking a mile a minute about all the things that she was going to learn so hopefully she was not too disappointed when most of the day was spent on routine and procedures.

Carl made Evie breakfast this morning before he left for work. Waffles cut like pizza just like Poppy did for him when he was a little boy. Evie was the only kid in the entire preschool wearing a smocked dress but it was too cute not to wear it! I'll have her in something a bit more practical for Thursday. Evie did tell me that "everybody loved my school dress."

Evie and Molly walked in the classroom together with large grins and skipping feet. She gets that from me! I love schools and the teacher in me just loves the first day of school. Everything is new and exciting, that all wears off quickly and then it's real work being a teacher.

Ms. Karen was ready to greet them and Evie quickly found the dress-ups. She wore three different dresses within the first five minutes of class. Henry enjoyed making his way around the classroom too although the blocks and easel were his favorites.  I am convinced that Henry would have been perfectly content to stay there too but we said our goodbyes and made our way to The Monkey's Treehouse.

We headed back at noon for a picnic with the other families. Evie was happy to see me but mostly because she was starving after a busy morning learning. She devoured her lunch in two minutes flat and immediately asked for more food. It was fun to chat with some of the other kids and their families. Henry enjoyed playing on the playground and I noticed that Evie kept a close watch on her brother when he became a little pet with the older girls.

All in all, it was a terrific first day of school! We are looking forward to an amazing year filled with sweet friends, new experiences and learning.


  1. So glad it was a great first day! I love her sweet dress, and as soon as I saw the picture I thought that Avery will probably be the only one in something smocked next year when it's her turn. Has Henry had his big day yet?

  2. Lots of times my grands are the only ones in smocked clothes....sigh. I love that look though! She is beautiful!

  3. So glad Evie had a great first day!!!! Also so glad to get back on your blog to catch up.

  4. So glad she had such a great day! Nothing wrong with a smocked dress!! :) Those days come to an end way too soon!


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