Today was the first day of school for the kids.
After she left, the littles and I came back home to finish getting ready. I took their pictures and had them get their bookbags.
But before I knew it, 4 hours had gone by and it was time to get Cainan off the bus. He was so excited....he had a great day. He told me all about his day and he made a few new friends. He couldn't remember their names, but I was so glad he had kids to play with. He loved his teacher. He got to play with blocks. And now he was home without his sisters with his mommy all to himself.
At 3:00, I went back to the bus stop to get Arlington. Yes, it was still raining, much to my dismay. Arlington also had a really great day. She loved her teacher and has made a new "best friend" already. She and her new friend in her class share the same color eyes and a love for dogs. This sealed the deal in Arlington's book. She talked about many kids in her class, and everything she did all day. She was excited to show me her planner and her "homework" for tonight, which was for me to fill out about 1 million papers for the school, and her to read.
Finley and I had to have a discussion that lunch at school is NOT free food, that she needs to eat what I gave her. But she just kept telling me how much she loved pizza. Finally, I think it stuck that she needed to stick to her sandwhich and sometimes I will let her buy lunch. I sent her teacher an email to apologize and offer to pay for the lunch she ate today and ask to make sure she doesn't do it again. My goodness that girl!
So a good first day. Tomorrow - Finley and Cainan don't have school. Kindergarteners get to slowly get used to school. But Arlington will be back to school tomorrow. The littles and I are hoping for a nice sunny day to enjoy some time outside and hopefully take a trip to the library. Then the real routine of school begins.