Friday, September 10, 2010

Tuesday was Ava's first day of Kindergarten. I cried. Her preschool was a co-op so I was more than involved. I would walk into her classroom everyday, I saw how everything worked, I even got to see how Ava listened to directions (or didn't ;)). I loved it.
Ava was so excited to go. As you can see...
Here she is infront of her new school...all smiles.
Things changed slightly when we got inside and she realized she didn't know anyone.
So, unlike preschool, the kids lined up in the hall (with an aid mind you, not the teacher) until it was time for class to start. The teacher came out and asked the kids to come in and off they walked. I didn't even get to say, "Hi Ms. Perillo, I am Ava's mom...blah, blah, blah." I tried to peek into the room through the window with a few other teary-eyed mom's, but we were soon sent away.
So there you have it. She is practically grown up now. She even told me today that she knew her way in...and I didn't need to walk her to her line-up spot. So I sadly let her. Then Christian, Bennett and I walked in and peeked on her to make sure she made it. It satisfied both myself and Christian. It has definitely made me think of whether I have taught her well enough to make good choices on her own when most other kids might not be making good choices. My full-time teaching job is over for her. Now I am down to part-time and next year will even be less. I guess you just have to make the time more important now.
With all this said and all the sadness I've had this week, 3 hours can go by pretty quick. It is really nice to have one-on-one time with Christian since Bennett naps. Christian starts school on Tuesday and is very excited. Although, he and Bennett were both ready to follow Ava right into class.
Oh, and in case you were worried, Ava made friends right away and LOVES school. They had Thursday off for the Jewish Holiday and she was very upset. ...Hope it lasts :)


Kearl said...

Can't believe how grown up she looks. Noah started kindergarten last week.

TK, great to see you for breakfast last week, thanks for stopping by.

Erin said...

she is getting so big! that is so crazy!! They all are getting to be so grown up too fast!

Grandma Nancy said...

Brings back sweet memories of you going off to school. Wait til it's your last! I cried everyday! In 2nd grade you told me (exasperated: "OK, you can walk me to class, but DON'T cry!" I tried but it didn't work!

Glad she's enjoying it. It makes it easier to let her go! Give her big hugs from me!

The Gilberts said...

such a sweet story! ahhh, kids growing up. glad its not me yet! Glad she is showing so much strength and indenpendence. she's gonna do great and make mama proud.

also, looove christians latest hair-do -- a little californian still in him.

and looks like bennet is so much older--- more pics of bennet please :)

Kathy said...

I love Ava's dress- it's so sweet, where is it from?
You have such cute kids. :)

Hayley said...

this post makes me miss my kearl babies.
i love ava's flashy HK backpack.
christian's hair is SO adorable.
& is bennett still bald? just kidding.

love you guys!