Natalie started school yesterday! I was very prepared. We had her back pack packed up with everything she needed and her fist day of school outfit picked out. Natalie has been excited to go to school since preschool let out so there was no worry or fear about going to a new school for her which helped me out a ton. I didn't have to worry about her being scared or not making any friends. We also found out that her good friend from preschool is in her class so no matter what happens she will at least have one person to play with.
So yesterday morning I got up early and got myself ready. Then I woke Natalie up, then Heidi. Shane made them eggs for breakfast and I packed her lunch. We went in the front yard and took pictures and then drove to school. There were a million people there!! We had to park a ways away and walk over to the school. As we get closer to the school I start getting anxious. We walk through the big doors and down the long long hallway and when we finally get to her class I feel it. It was so weird! I took one last picture of her and then she went into her classroom. It was just so sad! I didn't cry...I held it together till I got to my car! I couldn't believe how hard it was! That was the one thing I was not prepared for!
I dropped Heidi off at my Mom's house around 11:30. She wanted some Mammy time. :) I ran some errands and then got in line to pick Natalie up at school. When she got to the car I was so excited to see her. I couldn't wait to hear all about her day. Here's what she said.
It was fun.
I made a friend today but I don't remember her name.
It was really hot outside.
We got to color.
I sat at table 3.
Everything else I had to drag out of her. :)
I had a special afternoon planned for her very first day of school. I took her to a ceramic studio so she could paint something. She had never done that before and it was really nice to do something just the two of us. I got to hear more about her first day and we had fun painting together. I think it might be a first day of school tradition for us! Then Shane picked up Heidi from my mom's house and met us for dinner at Red Robin...Natalie's favorite. She got to tell Shane all about her day...even less than she told me. :) It ended up being a really nice day.