Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sophie's First Day of School...Ever!

Greg worked from home on Tuesday so he could join us for Sophie's first day of school ever. We started the day off with a donut breakfast. Donuts are better than Wheaties on the first day of school, you know.

Of course, Owen got one too...even though it wasn't his first day of school.

What a good way to start the day!

Ummm...let's try that again.
That's more like it. Almost.
Owen wasn't quite ready to go yet, but we took this picture while Sophie was compliant. And she was only compliant because we wouldn't turn a cartoon on until she let us take some pictures. Yes, we are excellent parents.
The backpack (which is about as big as she is). Strawberry Shortcake!

Owen can now say "backpack" and insisted on wearing his to school also. His is Spider Man. And significantly smaller.
When we arrived at school, Sophie's good friend Lily was also just arriving. From then on, we adults might as well have returned to our cars and just driven away for all they cared. They held hands and traipsed into school without a backward glance. (I was secretly kind of glad that it went this way instead of the way I was imagining, which was of me wrenching Sophie's arms from my neck while she and I both sobbed.)

We found her coathook with her name on a yellow butterfly.

Then she marched into the room and immediately started to play in the sand exploration area. We did get a few quick hugs and kisses in before leaving, though it did feel a bit like a "don't let the door hit you on the way out" kind of good-bye.
I can't believe my kid is in school!


Cassie said...

I'm so proud of you, Carey! You seem to have taken this quite well. I can't wait to hear more about school!

Florida Family of Four said...

I had to look at these pictures again.. for the umpteenth time! Gosh those two are getting so big. MISS YOU ALL!!