Today was the day. FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN. I was pretty nervous that Lydia was going to be well, nervous. But as the day got nearer, Lydia didn’t get more nervous. She got more excited! We went to her open house on Friday and even though she was pale-faced and tight-lipped she adored being in the classroom and meeting her teachers.
Last night we spent the evening packing her backpack. We got the CUTEST backpack from Land’s End. It’s a smaller size than most of the gigantors you see at Target (at least the ones I saw at Target) and it’s got her name embroidered on it. And a bunny. To remind her of Flopsy. (*sniff*)
First we had to put in a big t-shirt for Art. (She told Asa, “I’m going to paint at school, buddy. Maybe I’ll bring home a painting tomorrow!”) We also had to pack an extra pair of clothes. Considering there is a uniform policy, I’m glad Old Navy had shirts for $5 this week! And the most exciting part of all–her lunch! We just did a plain old PB&J with some fruit. But oh man, she is excited about eating it!
The rest of her school supplies are at school. We had to buy 50million things–paper, crayons, paints, ziploc bags, tissues and more. The teacher said since we’re only going to be there 2 days a week, she doesn’t want to spend valuable time looking for so-and-so’s crayon box. I think that’s a good idea. But it does seem funny to carry a backpack with just food and clothes in it!
Here’s a few pictures of her from today…
She’s showing Asa every compartment in her backpack. There are 3 whole compartments AND a little pencil case which she is using to store chapstick.
And here she is showing me how heavy it is to carry 2 water bottles and her lunch to school!
Posing on the front porch. She said, “Do I have to carry this sign to school?”
Daddy getting her out of the car & helping her get on her backpack. *sniff*
My brave girl and her backpack walking right into school. *double sniff*
As soon as Asa wakes up from his nap, we are off to pick her up! I can’t wait to see the before-and-after of the first day. Wonder how disheveled that little backpack will be? And how tired my little girl will be?
Disclosure: Land’s End provided me with a backpack in return for a review. (Which by the way, is on sale for like $27 right now. Check out their adorable line of backpacks for all size-kids. They are completely customizable with cute names & characters!) I was already going to buy one from Land’s End because Lydia had been practically sleeping with the catalog when she first saw it. Win-win!