Today was the big day...THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL EVER. Except for the traffic it came off without a hitch. Len and I walked them into their class for the first day and they set right in to changing their shoes and finding their cubbies. For once, Kate did not tell me that she cannot put on her socks. What do you know, she knows how to do it by herself and, more importantly, without whining.
But, back to the starting point. We left the house in what we thought would give us a cushion of time but, as traffic would have it, got us there right at the start of class. (I was happy to note that we were, however, not the last ones to arrive!).
It was hard getting a good photo of them before we left as they were VERY JAZZED to go!
And then, I have to admit, I was dying of curiosity to see how they were doing so I parked on a side street when I knew they would be headed out for recess. And....yes, I took pictures. These look like paparazzi shots and no, I'm not ashamed to admit that I did this! Here they are headed to the playground. Lucy is holding hands with the boy in yellow and Kate is behind holding hands with a tall girl in pink.
I picked them up right after lunch and they looked EXHAUSTED. Happy but exhausted. I managed to keep them both awake in the car by talking about their day. Lucy was actually more talkative than Kate. Kate was pretty darn quiet and I thought for sure she would nap when we got home but alas, no. She's been puttering around her room for 1/2 an hour for her "rest". Lucy is having a fitful time herself. Normally a very good napper, she took about 10 minutes to fall asleep and then only napped about 20 minutes. She has just woken up VERY CRANKY! Looks to be a fun afternoon.
One more thing. The teacher sent home this in their lunchboxes.
Off I go, looks like my girls need a little mama snuggle time in bed instead of on their own.