Monday, August 22, 2011

The first day of school

Today was the first day of school for both Addy & Maryse.

Our little Kindergartener
Our Sophomore

Maryse was both nervous & excited to start her new school. School starts at 7:30 so she has to get up extra early but she gets out at 2:30 which is good! Nick said he would have loved a school schedule like that, but I'm not so sure he would have as a teenager! Nick brought her to school this morning & I picked her up. That's our plan for the year. When I picked her up, she said her day was "not too bad." I guess that's better than horrible, right!?! She said she didn't know her way around or know anybody, but that she did meet a few people (even a girl from Australia) and had lunch with a girl that used to live in Beaumont. She even told me that a boy in her chemistry class just might be interested in her! So all in all, it sounds like she had a pretty good day considering it was her first day in a new school.

And Addy had a pretty great day from the sounds of it. She was excited to go to school, told me that she wanted to go to the library. (Sadly though, it wasn't library day.) I walked her in & guided her to her class. (I say guided because she thought she knew where she was going from last year & wanted to lead me. I had to steer her the other way though) There was a picture on her desk for her to color & she got to work on it just like a big kindergarten kid would, sitting at her desk & using the correct colors. I stayed for awhile & took pictures & talked to her teacher, Mrs. Cochran. Then I went & talked to Mrs. Cardenas, Addy's resource teacher & I even went & found Mrs. Barry, the aide for Addy's classroom. I wanted to make sure that EVERYONE knew what was going on & that Addy would be WELL taken care of!!

Addy & Mrs. Cochran

When I got home, Alex asked me "Oh no, where did Addy go?" (I think he might have missed her even more than I did today!) I started telling Nick about dropping her off & then I just lost it. I started crying, saying she's just not big enough to be in Kndergarten. She's barely 5 years old! Nick told me he would go pick her up from school if I wanted him to. Sweet, but no, that's not what I wanted. I felt kind of sick to my stomach for the rest of the day, just waiting to know how my sweet little Addy's day went. 3:00 o'clock couldn't get here fast enough!!

When I picked her up, she saw me & said "Mommy" and came & gave me a huge hug! Mrs. Cardenas, her resource teacher, said that she did really good today. I asked how lunch went & she told me that Addy ate some of her pizza (yes, they were serving cheese pizza in the lunch line so Addy actually got to buy her lunch) and that she crawled under the table twice but actually sat at the table most of the time. I was worried about that because at home she usually doesn't want to sit at the table. Mrs. Cardenas also said that while walking in line Addy would sometimes try to wander off & go somewhere else. So just a few minor problems on the first day of school! That's great because I was very worried.

 Addy won't tell me how her day went, but everytime Nick & I ask her about it she gets a huge grin on her face so I definitely think that's a good fantastic sign!

So here's hoping for an AWESOME year for both our girls!!!

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