Tuesday, August 28, 2012

1st Day of Kindergarten

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.


bonnieb said...

Beautiful story of this very special day. Maddie has a style all her own and she looked adorable on her very first day of kindergarden. The new hairdo is soooo cute!

Jeymmy and Jason said...

Hi Becky,
Miss Maddie looks like such a big girl, and the new haircut looks really good on her! My Emily will not start preschool until next fall, but I've been dreading it for a long time know...
I hope Maddie's first day was a success. I love the dinner you plan the night before school starts-it seems like such a fun way to prepare them for their first day. If you don’t mind, I may borrow your idea and use it next fall-God willing! Take care, Jeymmy

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Her hair cut is PRECIOUS!! I Love it. And, I went to high school with Mrs. Legaluche's youngest son!