So then it was time to take a few pictures. It was too humid outside and I didn't have time to let my lens defog so I took a few snaps inside before we left. Ellie was posing and excited. The old Hadley came back and she put her hands in front of her eyes like this and told me "NO.":
But when times call for desperate measures I bribe her with candy. So as soon as I said, "If I give you candy can I take your picture??" Her hands came down, and she ran to where Ellie was for a few pictures.
Here are my girlies before heading off to their first day of 2 year old preschool and 1st year of Kindergarten:
And then she was done and ready for her candy:
Teacher gifts where all ready:
And we were out there door on our way to school...
But as soon as I got everyone buckled and all the gear in the car, Hadley had to go potty. REally?? We were leaving JUST on time to NOT be late. But what do you do when your trying to potty train. I had to bring her back in. We ended up getting to school late. Ellie gets tardy's this year and we were definitely tardy today...thankfully they didn't count tardies on the first day.
Ellie ran right in, told me not to worry about her and not to cry, and said she wouldn't cry either. Love her. She gave me a kiss and a hug, went inside and gave her teachers their gift and then ran back out to give me and Hadley one more big kiss and hug. I love that girl. She took a picture with a little girl who was in her class a few years ago before I left.
Hopefully they will become good friends this year. This year could be a big adjustment without her girlfriends that she's had in her class for the last three years.
Then it was off to Hadleys class. My first mistake was letting her walk in with her BB Blanket and paci. Those are not allowed except for at nap time so she was not a happy camper when I told her we needed to put them in her backpack. Music class had begun and her sweet teachers were trying hard to nurture her and make her feel better. But she was wailing some big crocodile tears. Hopefully they didn't last long after I left.
School Days, School Days, Dear Old Golden Rule Days...
Yep it's official...we are all back in school.
****UPDATE, when Ellie got picked up from school her Daddy asked how it went and she said, "I can't possibly tell you how much fun I've had!" She cracks me up!!