The Preslar Family

The Preslar Family
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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

First Day x Two


Fun day at our house! Both kids got to go to their first day of school today. Our schedule is going to work out so nicely - Stomper goes every day at 8:25, and Bitty's class, twice a week, is at 9:00, done at 11:00, then Stomper's done at 11:30. Guess who got some free time today? That's right! I enjoyed that very much. I totally expected myself to be a crier. Even thinking about kindergarten used to make me feel a little sad. However I remained callousedly tearless for both drop offs. I guess I'm just heartless. That, or actually excited for my kids and their new adventures. Not to mention a little free time twice a week. I'm not crying about that!

Both kids seemed to love their teacher, school and class. Bitty did have a bit of a glazed look in her eye - her picture with her teacher is so similar to Stomper's on his first day of preschool (with the same teacher) that it kind of makes me laugh. Bitty spent the entire drive to her school in raptures. "Miss Pattie loves me. And I love her..." over and over again. Pretty cute.





Here's Stomper on his first day of Preschool two years ago. I just love that almost-smiling, not-so-sure-about-things, wide-eyed look.

9 comments:

ghd3 said...

well done back-to-school Preslars! Our first day here, too. Always bittersweet, but exciting. Cute pictures. I'm sure her teacher _does_ love her.

Misty said...

See, you actually took pictures! What a put-together mom you are. :) Enjoy your alone time. Pedicure?

Kelly said...

Rachel, you are making me feel so OLD! We are the same age, aren't we? It was 9 years ago I was in your same situation with the oldest starting kindergarten. Watch out, it goes by so fast and pretty soon you have a 9th grader.

Jardinefamily said...

yeah for 2 hours twice of week of Sanity time. I am so excited for you. I also think they come home happier because they have been engaged in ways you can't at home. I am putting Mo in preschool twice a week in january. I think we are both ready.

Kate Jefferies said...

Wow! I can't believe Bitty is in preschool already. They grow up so fast! Enjoy your free time!

Kath said...

How fun for you! You will cherish those few hours of alone time each week.
The kids look so cute...love Stomper's excited face!

mrl said...

The only thing that matches the excitement of seeing your own kids start school is to see your niece and nephew. I so love visiting Chase in his classroom and might just volunteer to drive Bitty one of these days so that I can see her in love with her class too.

Kath said...

Noah just said "hey, that kid looks like "Stomper"."
yep, he sure does!

Nicole said...

I love the first day of school. So fun. They look so cute.