Wednesday, January 5, 2011

She's a Style Girl

Today was the day Allyson had been waiting for for the last six months: her first day of preschool! Despite her excitement, Bill still had a tough time dragging her out of her warm, comfy bed--out of OUR warm, comfy bed, to be exact.
Anyway, once we got her up and managed to get some breakfast into her, she was positively glowing with anticipation. Here she is with her brand-new Hello Kitty lunch box with matching Thermos, which coordinates quite well with her Disney Princesses backpack:

When I asked her to look over her shoulder at me so I could get a shot of the backpack, she obviously thought I expected a model's pose:

"I'm a style girl, aren't I?" she asked.

"You've got style, all right," Bill answered.

We both drove her over to the school, where we met her new teacher.

"We're so happy you're joining our class. Are you excited?" Ms. Robin asked.

Allyson clung to the back of my leg. "Kind of," she mumbled.

But then one of the little girls came up and took her by the hand. "Wanna play?"

"Okay," Allyson agreed, shrugging off her pink backpack and settling down onto the play mat with the other kids.

"Bye, sweetie. Have a good day!" I called from the doorway after Bill made me stop taking pictures. She didn't even hear me.

Bill and I thought about her all day, and I was so excited to pick her up at 2:00. She was beaming, and Ms. Robin said she had fit right in.

On the way to the car, though, Allyson confessed that she had not done so well with spelling. "I was the worst kid," she said, with a puckered mouth but dry eyes. "I got all the words wrong but one."

"It's okay, honey. It's only your first day."

"But one of the other boys got to move to level two. I'm still on level one."

"Don't worry. You'll get it," I promised.

When we got to Sonic and ordered the obligatory first-day-of-school sundae, all her concerns melted away--just like the ice cream that dripped all over her carseat.

While she ate, she told me all about her day. When I asked her about the little girl who befriended her, she said, "She was kinda 'noyin. She kept hugging me all day."

"It was very nice of her to welcome you to class like that."

"Still, it was 'noyin," she said.

But it must not have been all that bad, because all evening she kept saying, "Two more sleeps until I go back to school!"

She's offically a schoolgirl now (and a style girl, too).


Mindy said...

Aww I can't believe she's growing up so fast!! It seems like just recently we were going up to Canada to surprise Bill's family with the pregnancy announcement.

That picture of her eating her ice cream is so cute :) And such a cute tradition.

Sarah said...

Yes, Mindy, that trip was one of my favorite memories. I'm so glad you were part of the whole experience. I thought of you when we were skiing/snowboarding this year.

k and c's mom said...

That precious first day picture? It'll be in the wedding video in what will seem like two days from now. This post filled me with the happy!

Sarah said...

Brilliant, K&C's Mom! I have to remember this picture for the wedding video. I believe you about how fast it will come. I can't believe she's starting Kindergarten in the Fall. Yikes!


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