Tuesday, September 30, 2014

First Day of Preschool!

This is a big year for us, as it is Emma's first year of "school"!  Ever since Emma was born, she's watched Addy go to school on Tuesday and Thursday mornings , and now she gets to join the fun!

 She was so excited to get her new backpack a few weeks before school started.

And for the most part she was pretty excited about the idea of going to school.  Last year she would run into Addy's classroom and start playing immediately and then cry when I had to take her out.  So I knew she'd love it... eventually.  (Tina came over to see the girls on their first day, and she took these next pics.)

Emma was skeptical at first.  And for some reason she decided she needed to cart around that random bear that she never cared about until that day.  

Big sister Addy to the rescue!

And now we're having fun!

The size of Emma's backpack on her kills me!  It literally comes down past her knees!  She's just so mini :)

And we're walking in!  Typical faces.  Emma and I smiling.  Addy refusing to look at the camera.

 Almost there!

"Come on Emmy!  Follow me!"

Emma did cry a bit that first day, but she was fine after a few minutes.  It was the subsequent days that were the worst, because she remembered that I would be leaving.  The first day she didn't really know what to expect.  So she would cry every morning at drop off for about 2 weeks.  Her and about every other kid in that classroom.  It was like a zoo in there.  I really felt for poor Mrs. St. Peter and Mrs. Snook.  The teachers said that the crying was mostly for the parents benefit, because the kids would stop within minutes after we were gone. 

 And now, Emma is a champ!  She blows me kisses when I leave and yells "Bye Mommy!"  And every day when I pick her up she runs over to me with a huge smile on her face and exclaims, "I had so much fun!"  I'm so glad that she's enjoying it and that she's making some little friends of her own :)  And Addy?  Addy loves school as much as ever and she was such a big help getting Emma acclimated to preschool.  She would hug her and reassure her and I could tell that having her big sister there lessened Emma's nervousness.  Watching their sibling relationship grow and blossom is one of life's sweetest things :)


  1. So glad Emma is liking it more now! She was too cute with her backpack and pigtails:)

  2. Great pics! I'm so glad Emmy is happier now at school. Even though she stops crying after you leave, it's always hard to leave them that way. And I'm sure her teachers are used to it!