Monday, August 24, 2009

Caroline's New School

Caroline started a new school at our church on August 18th. She will go to this school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She will still go to her old school on Wednesdays. The day before school started we went to the open house. There were kids and parents everywhere. It really was a zoo. Caroline was the only child there that refused to get down and play. She had her little hand as far in her mouth as she could make it go (the hand goes in the mouth when she is nervous or uncomfortable - not just a finger, the entire hand!). I was not sure how things would go the next morning.

Tuesday morning she was excited to go to her new school. She was hesitant because she thought none of the other kids would play with her, but she was ready. She insisted on the princess dress and braids. I can't believe she already has such strong opinions on her clothes and hair. We are in trouble! It was finally time to go, so that means time for pictures. So I say "Caroline, stand up nice and tall so I can take your picture."

This is her version of nice and tall.

I try to correct myself by saying "Not on your tip-toes. You need to put your heels down.

I guess she did what I asked of her!

Here is what we ended up with. Such a big girl!

She was very excited about getting to wear her name tag necklace. We must have tried it on a hundred times the week before.

She walked right in to her classroom. There is a baby gate across the door so the parents don't actually enter the room. You say goodbye in the hall and the child goes on in. Once she was in she did turn around and look at me with a look that said "Wait a minute. How did I end up in here." She was not crying, so I took off.

She finished her first day. Here she is being walked to the car by one of her teachers. She had a great day!


Amy and Steve said...

I still can not believe how big she has gotten! Am so glad she is having so much fun in school!!

Aunt Kathryn said...

HA! Great post Emily. SHe has grown so much and is so beautiful! Gotta love the Baptist preschools. So glad you have a little time for yourself.

darlene said...

Wonderful post, Em.

Love the pictures and hearing about her preschool start.

Brandy said...

awww... she's growing up! what are you going to do with all that free time?

Sheila said...

This makes me want to cry for you!! THey are gorwing up!

Jenny said...

Oh, she's so cute! I can just see her with her hand in her mouth. Poor thing. She just needs a little time to assess the situation. I'm sure she's going to have a great year!

sunni said...

She is such a pretty girl! I love the dress she picked out:)