Today was my Maddie girl's first day of Kindergarten. Wow, how time has flown.
Seems like just yesterday that Maddie was a wide-eyed, curious, happy little baby bean.
And now, would you look at her?!
long-legged, dimple-chinned, curious, happy, thoughtful, compassionate lovey girl
(For the record, Ben is not a fan of this outfit or the hairdo. He thinks she's too 80s. She asked for one side braid, and she selected the outfit, and I think it's super cute and totally Maddie.)
This morning I was wide awake at 5:00, thinking about her first day, praying for her, reminiscing about "firsts" from the past. I had a good long time with Jesus before I heard the patter of their feet on the stairs. Thankful I had those moments to center myself and prepare for the day.
She likes to pose herself these days. :)
The side sweeping french braid, totally necessary because she went to bed with wet, unbrushed hair. It was quite a fluffy, wispy, wavy sight this morning.
The big girl in front of her new classroom:
And playing around on the playground:
Waiting in line to head in the classroom:
Scenes around the classroom (word wall, welcome Kinders, library time, bulletin board, puppet theater):
And, at the end of the day, hugs from Mrs. Legeluche, the honey bun of a K teacher and already friend of the family.
And for a fun & special big girl date, we headed to the beauty salon for new haircuts.
Is she not the cutest thing you've ever seen?!
Yay for Kindergarten. Neither of us cried a tear. It was a happy, fun and special day. So thankful for this wonderfully sweet girl.