Wednesday, September 01, 2010

First Day of Kindergarten

How can you resist those pigtails?

That smile?

Those kisses?

Marissa was so excited for kindergarten this morning it was thrilling to see. She expressed a little fear the night before about whether or not she would know how to use the number machine in the cafeteria (where the students have to enter their PIN to buy lunch). But Lindsey reassured her that the staff would help her out and Lindsey would be there to help. What a good big sister!

Marissa helped make her lunch and couldn't wait to get going. We dropped the girls off at Minneapolis KIDS as we would normally do, to keep the routine as close to normal as it will be. It helped in that Marissa and Lindsey got to be together for the first hour or so before having to go to their separate classrooms.
It was also wonderful to meet up with friends there -- Ava S, Lindsey's good friend and classmate, and another new kindergartener but an old friend, Maria L! She gave us one last hug and kiss and she was off playing, while Lindsey and Ava pulled out all the new toys they had already spent two days discovering to show Marissa and Maria.

At the end of the day I couldn't get her to settle on one thing that was her favorite thing, but she did tell me what the "boring-est" part was -- the bee rules! These are Lake Harriet's behavior rules: "bee" respectful, "bee" kind, "bee" your best, etc. I hope she doesn't find it "boring" to follow those rules.

We are so proud of our littlest peanut and are excited for the new discoveries she'll be making this year. In the meantime, she was a little pooped out from the day, and so here she is as of a couple of hours ago. I swear, I'm going to take photos of my kids sleeping all the way through high school, it's just so adorable.


  1. Oh this whole post just made me smile crazy, big, huge smiles. I am shutting off the computer now. Perfect note to go to bed on. See you tomorrow.

  2. Grandma Bonnie10:34 AM

    All the school posts just warm a Grandma's heart. Adorable!!