The night before, we laid out her outfit for the next day and I packed her first ever lunch in her lunch bag. I was a little shocked she fell asleep so quickly, she had been so excited for much of the day. The next morning alarm rang at 7:00am and I heard Hayley declare; "It's my first day of school!" Out of the top bunk she came to also tell us this in person. After breakfast, getting dressed and some pictures; the time came to head out to her school. Parking was a bit of a nightmare, but we finally found somewhere to park.
We all walked Hayley into her classroom to get her settled into her first day. She had already picked out a cubby and desk at the BBQ last week. There was work waiting for her on her desk, she was eager to get started. Before she started, she had to go and get her magnet off the board and place it on the lunch chart, to show if she brought her lunch or would be buying that day. She was so thrilled about her bologna sandwich waiting for her in her new lunch bag. She was soon settled in and it was time for us to go. I took a few more pictures, wished her a happy day and kissed her good-bye.
It was weird having almost an entire day without Hayley at home. Kindergarten was only half-day. When lunch time rolled around, I missed her. So did Ryan. She [Ryan] was cranky for most of the day. Still not sure what that was all about. It finally came time to retrieve Hayley from school. It was also my first time dealing with pick-up at school since we never had to compete with anyone but the other half-day kindergarten parents last year. It was a little crazy, but I'm sure things will be rolling more smoothly in the days ahead.
|First day, new outfit!|
|Must have lunch bag and hoodie!|
|Ready to learn!|
|Time for Mommy to go!|