Monday, September 10, 2012

Kate's First Day

Walking Kate to preschool this morning was amazing.  Mother nature seems to have realized it's September and the temperature was perfect.  75 degrees, no humidity, a crisp breeze, and bright sunlight.  Kate was excited and eager to head to "her school".  A familiar, happy, wonderful place that our entire family has grown to love since moving here.

Last year I was a ball of nerves - John was deployed, Connor was still a baby who napped right through when Kate was supposed to arrive, and I was a frazzled nightmare on her first day.  What saved me was our amazing cleaning lady who was okay with me leaving Connor napping in his crib while she worked so I could take Kate to school and snap a few pictures.

This year I had John holding my hand as we walked both kids across the neighborhood.  We even had Kate's godfather with us who was in town for his MBA graduation from William & Mary (congrats, Pete!).  After we dropped Kate off with her little friends from last year, we walked to a diner that we love and had a delicious breakfast.  I seriously cannot stress the difference between this year and last year.  If I can spin deployment in a positive light, it is that you truly learn to appreciate things when they are "just right"; not just complain about them when they aren't.

Kate was a happy girl this morning

Kate, 3 years old, first day of school 2012
For fun, I decided to put together a little interview to give her.  Hopefully I can remember to ask her these same questions every year on the first day of school.  Next year I can ask Connor too!

Interview with Kate, 9/10/12, First Day of 3 year old Preschool
What is your favorite thing about school?
"I like Ms. Christie (her teacher).  She has different puzzles in her class." 
What do you want to be when you grow up?
"I want to be a big girl."
Who is your best friend?
"Abby, Liam, Luke and Ms. Christie"  
What is your favorite animal?
 "A pig."
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite book?
Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See?
What is your favorite TV show or movie?
"My Little Ponies" 
Name something you really like.
"I like pink ice cream with color sprinkles.  I also like your toes when they are pink and pretty."
Name something you really don't like.
"I don't like messy rooms."
What is your favorite thing about Connor?
"Connor is my best friend.  I like that he jumps on the couch with me.  We jump up high into the fan."
What is one thing you really want to do at school this year?

"I want to play with puzzles, toys, and play with the big kids."



Meg said...

This is so darling. What a sweetheart! You must take such joy in your little ones :)

Angie said...

I love the interview idea! I will have to remember that next year when I send mine to preschool.

Megan said...

Cute! I love the interview. What a great idea!

Hi, I'm Jill!

Hi, I'm Jill!
Extrovert. Mom of two. Wife of a cute Naval Aviator. Lover of wine. When I'm not chasing my two kids around town you will find me writing, taking too many photos, and researching the ten future areas the Navy could potentially (but probably won't) PCS us. We are fish out of water, landlocked at 7,000 feet. For now.

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