WHAT??? I have a FIRST grader!!! Almost seems impossible but Bella was definitely ready to go back to school and to go all day. She looked forward to eating lunch at school and having 2 recesses! Does it get any better than that?
The night before the first day of school, we set out her uniform clothes and I told her that I'd wake her up with plenty of time to get ready. About a half hour before my alarm went off, I was surprised to have a visitor crawl into bed with me. I was even more surprised to see that it was Bella and that she was dressed head to toe and ready to go! She did that all week but apparently the excitement has already died down as evidenced by me actually having to wake her up now. But, she is off to a great start and is having fun. She even lost one of her front teeth just days before school started. She officially looks like a first grader with that missing front tooth! Watching her walk into the school with such confidence really hit me hard...my first baby is growing up on me!
We tried to squeeze in a little more fun the last few days before school started by hitting a water park and miniature golfing. The kids are at such a great age to have fun with them. It's hard to say goodbye to summer but it is also nice to say hello to a routine again.
Until next summer...