Friday, September 02, 2011

I'm a big girl now!

Cali has finished her first week of preschool! This is her first year to be in any type of school so its a huge milestone! She is doing so so great and loving every minute of it. I haven't heard a single complaint(knock on wood) and her teacher says she is doing great. She loves snack time, drawing pictures and "precess" as she calls it:) I can't believe our Cali girl is in big kid school now...pre-k! Here she is at her "Meet the Teacher" morning. She was excited to see her name on this movie star board and so we decided to take a picture...

She was shy for about 10 seconds and then she was off playing with little friends. She is lucky that she has three little girls in her class that we know from church and our neighborhood. And check out her braids-it was the first time I put braids in her hair. Its grown a lot over the last month or two-finally! :)

And here she is on her first day of school walking to class and looking sooo adorable. This is our third girl to send to school wearing that Cinderella backpack..I'm surprised it still looks almost new! And I love how its almost as big as her:)
And here she is with her wonderful teacher, Ms. Ellen. Cali adores her. And I really like her too-she is a really sweet and loving teacher. She has just the right personality and also lots of experience as a preschool teacher. Its going to be a great year! We love Little Saints School!

Goodbye hugs and kisses from Daddy & Mommy & Ammon

She walked right in(a little bit shyly and her head down at first) but as soon as her teacher saw that her shoes light up, she told her to stomp hard and Cali smiled so big as the lights turned on and her teacher saw them and wowed them:) And she hasn't hesitated to walk in since. She even let me drop her off out front today like her big sisters get dropped off at their school. She is really diggin being a big kid now. And I am too. Its fun to hear about her school stories and see how happy she is when she wakes up in the mornings and I tell her its a preschool day. She is very sad on Tuesdays and Thursdays when its not.

We are so proud of you Cali!!


Marie Rayner said...

Awww...she is so grown up now HOlly. I think I would have shed a few tears on the day! xxoo

Cynthia said...

Soo cute. She looks like she's been going for years an ole pro at going to school. Too cute her braids are for sure. Love how you have saved that backpack that's awesome and it is cute how it covers her back. I love hearing their stories when they started out wish I was a better mom and wrote down some of what my kiddos said...........oh well I'll have to depend on memory for now.... YIKES that's a scary thought.