Saturday, August 25, 2012

First day of school

J - 2nd Grade
August 22, 2012
Favorite animal: horses and dolphins
Favorite book: Beverly Cleary books
Favorite color: purple
Favorite food: cake
Favorite game: Mouse Trap
Favorite movie: Mirror, Mirror
Favorite place: home
Favorite song: Love Is Spoken Here
Favorite subject: math

M - Kindergarten
August 22, 2012
Favorite animal: giraffe
Favorite book: Fancy Nancy Pajama Day
Favorite color: pink
Favorite food: brownies
Favorite game: Hungry Hungry Hippos
Favorite movie: Beauty and the Beast
Favorite place: Disneyland
Favorite song: I Am A Child of God
Favorite subject: ?

Cute as buttons (what about buttons are cute? why not "cute as bunnies" or "cute as babies?"):
It's a miracle! The whole gang dressed and out of the house by 8 AM! Baby G, stop eating the paper. And dude, pretend to cooperate. Just for the picture.
M's class all lined-up and ready to go without her ever once looking back (they look so so small! Way too little for all-day kindergarten. I protest!):
J's class (she kept sneaking peeks at us and walked off with shoulders hunched and a very anxious look on her face after a morning of complaints about not liking butterflies in your stomach):
Sniff, sniff. But we all survived without any tears even (I'd got mine out of the way the night before. Although when a couple of kids, whose parents had dropped them off and left, that were looking terrified and terribly lost and alone stood by themselves while all the other kids lined up until a teacher asked them who their teacher was and one of them whispered with a quiver that she didn't remember, I almost burst into tears. Same thing happened the next morning when a little boy leaned against his kindergarten's teachers leg and whispered, "I miss my mom," and started to shake with silent sobs that he was trying so hard to hold back. Gets me even as I write it days later!). And when we came to pick them up, after our little man had enjoyed a day of mama's attention (he kept looking up at me and saying, "dank you mama, dank you mama," all day long even when I wasn't doing anything other than sitting next to him), they came running to hug me and tell me all about their new best friends and about how much they loved school. Success!


Anna Collett said...

Cutest little girls!!! I don't know about buttons but seriously adorable!! I can't believe they are that old though...Seem way too young.

Raina said...

2nd grade?!? That is too old! They both look so cute and ready to conquer school though. I am glad it went well!