Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Rachel's First Day of Preschool




She did it. Today Rachel went to preschool for the first time. She was very excited and she didn't cry at all. I was afraid she might since she told me she would cry if Ruby and Jane were not there. I think she finally realizes that they have moved but she still holds out hope that they'll be all the places we want them to be...don't we all in our own way? Either that or she simply knows how to stress me out. Probably a little of both.




Ms. Shanda and Ms. Bertha were very kind and kept her busy the whole three hours. She made bracelets, played, had snack, colored, cut, glued, and basically "worked hard" (according to her own assessment) the whole time. Yay, Rachel. We're so happy and proud.
Ben had the day off for a teacher work day so he got to be there for drop-off and pick-up. One mom was crying at drop-off and Ben will never forget it. He thought that was a bit too dramatic. I understand the tears though...I'm not feeling it this year, but maybe in two years for kindergarten. We'll see.

5 comments:

Laura said...

What a big girl, Rachel!!! She looks a little tentative in the picture at preschool, but I'm glad she had a good first day.

Becky said...

She looks so sweet! I love preschool age.

Annee said...

She looks so grown up. And we wish we could have been there too. I agree though about not feeling the tears for preschool. I mean, if you're so sad about it, don't sent them. It's optional. But for those of us optioning to send them, I think we mostly feel excited!!

Bret and Sarah said...

I love Rachel's face in the first picture. She looks like she's not quite sure if she should be happy or cry. I'm sure she'll love it! She'll make lots of cute little friends.

Lori said...

Love the new blog look...How did preschool go today?