Tuesday, June 08, 2010

First day of school

On Monday, Emily started what we call her 'Big Girl School'. We have been talking about it a lot, but this weekend we really talked it up. Kory and I took her together Monday morning and got to meet some of the teachers and a few of the kiddos too. The school is called Gingerbread House. It only accepts kids 2 - 5 and they must be potty trained. They do preschool from 9 - 11:30 every day - the rest of the day is standard daycare. We've gotten through 2 days and she seems to absolutely love it. Her teacher, Miss Maggie (which by the way is the same name as our neighbor's dog - you should have seen Em's face when we told her it was her teachers name! LOL!) is wonderful! She said that Emily is a sweetheart and eats like a champ - if you can believe that :) She goes potty all by herself and has been getting along nicely with the other kids. She even said she follows directions well - must not get that from her stubborn and independent mommy!

This was a very big decision for Kory and I - to move her to a big girl school. She will be 2 1/2 in a couple of weeks and we just decided it was time. I know it's only been 2 days, but we both feel like we have made an excellent decision.

Here is Em on her first day of school. I asked her to smile nice and this is what I got:

This was after school. She was running around like crazy! She was even doing wheelies with her cozy coupe:

Here's a video of a song she kept singing all evening. We have no idea what song it is - so if you know - feel free to clue us in!! She must have learned it at her new school:

Bedtime was a bit of a challenge last night - considering her fantastic nap at daycare. She was sooooo hyper all evening and into night time. Finally about 9pm we went to go to bed and she was still talking away in her room. I peeked in to find her standing in the middle of her room quite proud of her accomplishment:

She cleared every book (except 2) off the book shelf in her room and piled them on top. If you look to the far left you can see that stack is about to topple over. I have no idea how she stacked them so high!!!

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