Monday, August 08, 2005

Back to School


Today was Anna's first day back to preschool. She was so excited, she could hardly eat her breakfast! Here she poses on the way out the door with her new ladybug lunchbox.

At school, Anna was welcomed by the teachers, and lots of little girls came up and said, "Hi, Anna!" and gave her awkward little hugs. Then she gave me a hug and kiss, and ran off to play. Very different than 2 years ago, when I dropped her off, and she suddenly had the horrible realization that I was not staying for school with her. Tears welled up in her eyes, and she said in this tiny, sad voice that crushed my heart, "Want to play on the slide with me, Mommy?"

I much prefer today's version: "Bye, Mommy! See you later!"

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

And so she is growing up and becoming more and more confident - aren't you proud! She reminds me so much of you and your love of school (until awful Mrs Lawson). Hope you and Colin have a good day, too. Love, M

Emily said...

She is so beautiful! She just seems to be growing up so fast. Love the new lunchbox!

Jess said...

Yay for Anna! She has been so excited about school! I am so happy for her! I also love her lunch box! It is adorable!

Grandad said...

How'd she learn to raise her shoulder up like that?
She is loverly.

Anonymous said...

That pic of Anna is sooo adorable! She looks soo thrilled to be going back to school! I agree w/ Emily...she's growing up sooooooooooo fast! Before you know it she'll be in Junior High!
Love you all-Bevie-