Tuesday, August 16, 2011

First Day of School!

This highly anticipated day has finally come! Skylee started Pre-K today!
Here in Georgia, Pre-K is funded by the state Lottery for kids who turn 4 by Sept. 1st, but she'll be going into kindergarten in 2 months when we move to California where she meets the Dec. 1st deadline for turning 5.

We have been getting things ready and prepping her for what to expect for months, and up until yesterday, she sounded like she was getting ready for another trip to Disney World! Last night we went to the orientation and that's when she got a little nervous with all the parents and siblings chaos. After realizing that she wouldn't know anyone, she was a little apprehensive. We did have a great time shopping for her backpack and lunch bag and some clothes earlier in the day though!
This morning I woke her up at 6:20 to get her dressed to make sure she was on time. She had forgotten about the chaos from the night before, and was really excited to see how a normal school day would be.
Up early for hair and wardrobe
She insisted on her nails being painted before she left, blue sparkles, of course!
Ready to go!
The Hello Kitty backpack we searched everywhere for and snatched up the last one from Target, all the way in FL ;)
"Tangled" soundtrack to her life, the right music to kick of this special day
Almost there...
I walked her into her classroom, where her teacher, Mrs. Karen, met her. In her southern accent she greeted Skylee with a loud "Oh honey! Don't you just look beautiful!!!" Skylee had arrived! :) I'm glad she wasn't embarrassed by all my picture taking, I'm sure that will come in years to come, but I've taken advantage of all I can for now.
I made Skylee's skirt and headband for her first day, and lucky for me, she loved how it turned out. I have a couple more things for the school year I'd like to make up for her still, and now that my house is so quiet, I have no excuses. We just can't believe she's in school now, but we know she's going to do great!


Kathryn Skaggs said...

This IS an exciting day! What a fun mommy you are to make it all so special. And I love that you've 'journaled' all of this so that we can all share in the excitement. I can't wait to talk to Skylee this afternoon and hear all about her first day of school!

Love of hugs,

Aubrey Leong said...

How exciting! She looks so cute...I bet she loved it. Love her skirt too...I was thinking how cute it was even before you said you had made it (thought you bought it)!

Jamie said...

oh my goodness, she is just the cutest girl around! : )