Sunday, September 11, 2011

Emma's first day of Kindergarten

Emma started Kindergarten last month, her first day was August 18th. They split the Kindergarten classes in to thirds (there are 12 classes) with each 1/3 going on one of three days - the 17th, 18th or 19th. I took Emma to school that day at 9, and she rode the bus home that afternoon. She was so excited to go. she woke up before 7 asking if it was time for school yet.

She'd seen this pink dress in the Gap the day before when we went to get her back-to-school haircut. She told me if she could, she would wear her on her first day. So of course I ran out that afternoon and picked it up as a surprise. She was so surprised and thanked me over and over.

I took a lot of pictures. I had to. I probably would've taken more than I did if she'd have let me!

Before leaving for school

With my mom, Grandma McIntyre

With her friend (our neighbor) Caroline. They get to ride the bus together which is fantastic.

First Day of Kindergarten

Walking in to school. I love how they're holding hands.

Her locker

Her table

Please mom, haven't you taken enough?

One more, just one more, Emma! I had to beg to get this one.

The moms after drop off. Surprisingly dry-eyed.

Emma was laughing and really, really excited when the bus pulled up.

Mackenzie was so happy to see Emma!

Ta-da! First day is done!

Daddy was there to see her get off the bus.

Family self-portrait.

Emma loved her first day. Liked her teacher, liked her locker, liked eating lunch, she liked it all. I still can't believe I have a Kindergartener though.

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