Monday, August 19, 2013

First Day of Kindergarten

Freaking out? Who's freaking out?! It's definitely not Ava! She is so excited to be starting school this year and was so brave when I dropped her off this morning. In fact, when I said "okay I'm leaving now" she didn't even look up when she abruptly said "bye!" I had to ask her for a hug and kiss and when that was over she went right back to what she was doing. I'm guessing that 90% of the time the kids are braver than their parents!

When we left the house this morning we found that Chris had left Ava a special note! Such a sweet dad!

 I wanted to take a picture of Ava next to the school sign but I couldn't find it so we settled for taking a picture from a distance so I could see the school name. 
 We are so lucky to have 4 other kids from church who will be in the same class (only 3 pictured here). Hopefully they can all stick together and help each other out. 
 All of the kids go outside when their parents drop them off and then when the bell rings they get in line with their teacher and they all go to the class together. I've never heard of this and it seems strange to me. I would much rather she go straight to class when I drop her off. 
 THESE TWO! I am so happy that they are in the same class. I know they will stick together like glue! 
 Friends and cousins! Couldn't be any better!
It's 11:15 now and lunch time for Ava is 11:35. Chris and Sadie are at our property by the river this morning and he said they would try to go meet Ava for lunch (apparently parents can come for lunch any day they want!)  I hope he makes it. That would be such a fun surprise for her first day!
Kindergarten here we come!