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Monday, September 10, 2007

Ella's 1st Day...

Ella started pre-school today...she has been telling me for a long time now that she didn't want to go...then when we went to the open house on Saturday she decided she liked it afterall. So, hoping I was in the clear we prepared to attend our first day! Since she is going to the afternoon classes, she had to much time to think and changed her mind and informed me that she hated it and didn't want to go!
We went anyways...and yes, I was the last mother to leave but I was out of there within 15 minutes. Some kids screamed and cried which kinda freaked ella out. But, my luck changed when a little girl ella invited over to play was named Heidi! Naturally, I played that one up since my best friend is named Heidi and ella loves Heidi! So when I asked Heidi if she would play with ella, suddenly I was allowed to leave to wait outside in the van! Yes, I told her I would sit outside in the van and relax, drink coffee, read magazines and nap while she played inside! Whatever works! (no, i didn't wait outside!)

When I came to pick her up...I arrived 45 minutes early since I never read the parent handbook and had to wait in the van afterall! It turns out, she really enjoyed herself...we both survived being apart and I am really proud of her!

Ella with her princess lunch box

at the sand table

playing dollhouse

dress up corner in the back



ella's birthday


painting

heading into school


7 comments:

restyled home said...

Oh my gosh, how adorable is she in those pictures?!!! I am such a proud auntie right now, my Ella bella is going to pre-school...to make little friends and have so much fun with new experiences every day! It is so sweet to see them interact with each other at that age...just wait until all the birthday invitations start coming her way!!! mucho $$$$$

Heidi said...

AWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!! That is just way too cute!! I hope she keeps on enjoying it. :o)

Splaneyo said...

Your daughter is darling. I love the name Ella - it was on our list of names. She sounds a bit like my Owen when it comes to school. I am glad that it all worked out.
Heather

restyled home said...

By the way, that top photo of my girl is our screensaver now. The kids and Paul think she looks adorable!!

chriskauf said...

Glad everything went well, its tough sometimes, but it should be a great place to be , all my daycare kids love school, as well as my kids, its the social aspect that keeps them excited to go, I am lucky to have a great school to send my kids to , new young and caring teachers and staff.

onelittlemustardseed said...

Yes, I am so happy that she loves school and all her new little friends! She is very social and I am so proud of her!

Marnie said...

This is great info to know.