Wednesday, August 18, 2010

And So It Begins...





Banner day in our household - our eldest started kindergarten!

I'm already so thrilled with this school. Late last night, my husband told me to look out the window. There was a sign with a balloon in our front yard, welcoming E. to her new school. Then, this morning we took her outside to take photos and show her the sign. When we opened the front door, there was a gift bag on the porch with a stuffed animal and a note from our sponsor parents (each new family has another family that serves as a "sponsor" or guide to welcome and orient them to the school). How wonderful is that?

We arrived at school to a canopy of balloons and an upbeat atmosphere. All of the kindergarteners gathered in the cafeteria to wait for their teachers. Miss E. met her 7th grade "buddy," a boy whose name is actually Buddy. I tried not to laugh at that one. As the kids left in single line to walk to their classroom, our three-year-old said, "Well, there she goes!"

So, can't wait until this afternoon to hear about her day. For those of you with kiddos starting a new school year, best wishes to all of you!

19 comments:

Aunt Grits a.k.a Maggi said...

How awesome!Hope she enjoys her school!

LPC said...

Oh gosh. Makes me think about dropping my daughter off at college for the first time. That look of determination. The lack of free. My own wistfulness. Congratulations.

James said...

Sigh....

Lily Lemontree said...

Isn't it such a happy and sad day all at once? When my first started school, I spent the whole day smiling and crying at the same time, my husband thought I was going mad!
What a nice way to greet a new family to the school, I love that idea!

Teresa Hatfield said...

Ok, I have tears running down my face. Time flies. My daughter leaves for her third year of college in 10 days!
Such a precious post! Keep us posted.
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

Jo said...

What a wonderful welcome to starting school and the new school year!

I love the idea of a "buddy" ~ I may suggest this to my school.

I had to giggle at your son's comment ~ wise beyond his years ;)

Enjoy catching up on the days details with your daughter this evening.

Jo

myletterstoemily said...

that must be a wonderful school to
make newcomers feel so welcome!

your daughter is going to just love
it. and how funny of your little guy
to make such a portentous comment!

how's their mommy doing?

High Heeled Life said...

Aaaaahhhhhhh!!! Sweet post ... what a wonderful way to be welcomed to a new chapter of life!!! Your little darling is going to be just fine~ and I can't tell you how much I smiled when you quoted your little guy...HHL

kayce hughes said...

so adorable! sounds like a wonderful school.

Elizabeth said...

what an awesome school. she looks so adorable and you do too! i love your outfit

Tessa said...

Stuffed animals on the porch, welcome balloons in the yard, balloon arches...that sounds like one amazing place. I'm sure those little children felt so comfortable and loved. I hope she had a fabulous first day. And the uniform -- darling!

North of 25A said...

That is the most precious post I have read in a long time! I love the uniform (as a girl who went through 12years of Catholic school I really appreciate a good uniform). All the best to the most adorable kindergartener I have seen in a long time!
Colleen

Amanda Profumo said...

Oh! She looked precious! Another milestone complete... don't you wish time would slow down a bit?
Hope you guys are happy in your new home and adjusting well to the new schedul with school begining!

AB HOME Interiors said...

Awwww, it's that time a yea again!!
xo
amanda

洪勳劉耀德劉耀德華 said...

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EntertainingMom said...

Looks wonderful! We start school in 3 weeks... Mommy is very excited! ;) I love your new blog design by the way!

bevy said...

What a wonderful entrance (both physical and emotional) into your family's new school! I used to teach in a parochial school, and oh, how I miss the uniforms. So cute - and easy!

pve design said...

Is that "Holy Spirit" - I was married in that church and it looks like the entrance?
Best of luck to your star pupils!
pve

Tiffany said...

Darling! My little one doesn't march off to school for another 2 years but looking at pics like this makes me sad already. Bittersweet! xo