Friday, September 9, 2011

1st Day of Preschool

What a day! I don't know who was more excited...me or them! Actually, Gracie didn't really know what was so exciting but she took Wesleigh's lead. I am definitely excited for myself...getting a little break, but I'm really just excited for them. I know how much they are going to love preschool. It was very surreal to be driving that route again for the first day of preschool! To have a sophomore in high school and be experiencing the first day of preschool all over again is pretty funny! Wesleigh has been waiting to wear her backpack for weeks! She was more than happy to take pics for me since she got to wear it. 1st day of school (1 of 20)center light 1st day of school (2 of 20)

This is my favorite!  They just crack me up!
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They are waiting to get out of the car in this pic.  They did exactly what I thought they would do.  Wesleigh was more than ready and hopped out of the car.  She then immediately started running to her teacher and the playground.  Gracie got out of the car and looked up at me with a stressed look on her face, but then turned around and saw that Wesleigh was about to hit the playground and took off after her.
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I was second in carline because I thought Gracie would stress if she saw other children leaving before her.  Their teacher walked them out.  They waved and when Gracie saw it was really me, she burst into tears.  It was that "you really did come back" cry that breaks your heart every time.  They were happy as could be and their teacher said they had a great day.  I am so proud of both of them!
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We stopped by our favorite Chinese restaurant and picked up a quart of Wonton soup.  These two ate the entire thing!  You can see that Gracie has taught Wesleigh how to drink out of the bowl like a true Chinese girl should :)
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I love how she is looking at me through the bowl :)
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Right now, they are both still napping (never happens)!!  I guess preschool is really hard work!!  I need to go wake them up or they'll never go to sleep tonight!!

Have a great weekend!  We are crazy busy here...everyone running in different directions!  Just another day in the life :)

23 comments:

redmaryjanes said...

They are darling! I love the backpacks.

KandK said...

Looks like two sisters who are "BFF"'s to me......

I knew it would not take long:)

God Bless,
Diane

snekcip said...

Oh how I waited for these pics!! Adorable! Adorable! Adorable!! I can relate to the "surreal" feeling of "driving that route" again. It has been 17 1/2yrs since I have had to walk a little one to pre-K! Although it's a few mornings I tear up watching her blow kisses to me as the teacher leads them in, I'm loving it....every step of the way!!! I still can't believe MY BABY is in REAL SCHOOL!! Where does the time go??!!

Lindy D. said...

Oh, they are so sweet. I love the picture where they are hugging each other. Glad the first day went well. My heart aches for Gracie who thought you might not come back. I pray she starts to understand that she is with her "forever" family now!

my3 kids said...

Awe they are both so cute and so happy they had a great first day of preschool...I bet mommy enjoyed the little break too?! Enjoy the weekend:)

Football and Fried Rice said...

The girls could NOT be cuter on their first day of school! I am so glad it went so well! Can't wait for them to really get into the swing of things and Gracie's language to explode!

The 5 Bickies said...

These photos are darling! I am so glad they enjoyed the morning of preschool. Those hours go quickly, don't they?

Melody Lietzau said...

Love these pics and I can so relate about the excitement of a break. You deserve it momma.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

the are such a cute duo. I am so glad it went well.

lea
xo

Paige said...

So glad it went so well and that they had each other, so special!! Have a great weekend and I love the pics of course:)

3 Peanuts said...

Oh they are just so cute!!! LOVE their backpacks!!!!! They are so much cuter than what I could find. Glad they had a good day. Glad you had a few minutes to your self.

Anonymous said...

So adorable - glad it went well! Wesleigh is looking so grown up these days. Beautiful girls! Enjoy your alone time :) Wen

Sharon said...

They look so sweet and those backpacks are great! I am glad to hear their first day went so well!

The Gutmans' said...

Melt my heart, precious!!!!

Are two 4 yr olds started preschool as well & were both in bed by 9 this evening which is very unusual, so unusual infact when I went downstairs to tell my husband he thought I was playing a joke, ha!!

sweet momma luv u said...

PRecious and looks like they will be BFF's!! That is so awesome Jen.
Love the cute backpacks!

I've got to get Jon Jon's pics up from preschool! I am behind....
= )
Jody

DiJo said...

SO stinkin-CUTE!!!!! Love the back packs, and the Burberry "Twins!" And, so happy to hear it went well!!!! I am so happy they have each other in these situations!!
They were born to be sisters!!!!!

Celebrating with you my friend!

Hugs,
Di

Lori said...

They look ADORABLE as always! Love the back packs!!!
So glad to read they did so well, know it helped Gracie that Wesleigh was with her...:)

Hope you took a little time to just sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee...:)

Have a great weekend sweet friend!
Lori

Kristi said...

They both look precious. I love the photo of the girls hugging! Sweet Gracie. Cheers for Chinese takeout! :-)

Kelly said...

The cuteness in this post is almost too much!!

Mission To Macie said...

I just don't know how you handle all that cute-ness!

Yay! for pre-school!! LOL


Jill :)

Shannon said...

This post just melts my heart. They are so precious together. So glad their first day went so well. Hope you got some much need R&R while they were away.

Jennifer said...

Enjoy your school days...I know I am! :)

quilt-n-mama said...

I love seeing your girls together! The hug picture is awesome. How sweet Gracie is! I am so thankful I got the chance to meet your precious girl in China:)

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