Thursday, September 6, 2007

Is she really old enough for this?

Or better yet, am I? I can't believe she started preschool today. Or that I'm old enough to have a kid starting preschool. Most of the time I still think of myself as just graduated from college . . . never mind that it's been 6 years now since I got out. And my 10 year HS reunion is this year, too . . . but since it was such a small school they don't do reunions for each class . . . they just pick a year and do an all-school reunion for whoever can come. But I digress . . .

She got up all excited this morning and didn't want to waste time eating breakfast or anything. I told her she had to let me get at least one photo as we left the house and she said I could do 3 and then some when we got there. I'm making a lunch box tin with a little card for each year she's in school. The front will be photos from the first day of each year and the back will be from the last day of school each year so we can compare and see how she's grown up. She's very excited about the lunch box now . . . ask her again when she's in HS and her mom is still making her take photos in her first-day-of-school outfit.

This is from the inside of the main room. Gennie calls this the "big inside slide." As soon as I took her inside she took off for the playhouse and the slide and I had to hunt her down to say goodbye. We're also getting her used to being called by her big name . . . Genesis, not Gennie . . . because I want her to use it instead. (I love her name and want to use it!) So her name tag said Genesis and when they asked her name in the group time she said it. Hopefully she'll realize it's not just for when she's in trouble . . . "Genesis Evette, you get back here!"

This was one of the group art projects they did. If you can't tell, the teal colored part is her finger and thumb prints. And she got to add the legs and they helped her write her name. What a fun idea with the fingerprints! Have to keep that one in mind for later.
As we were walking back to the car when I picked her up, she told me she doesn't want to come home. She wants to "stay there everyday forever"and not have to leave. Do you think she likes preschool?!

1 comment:

Bella said...

It goes by tooooo quickly. I think that backpack is bigger than she is! What in the world is she carrying in there for her day at preschool?