Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Big K

This is my little kindergartner. Can you believe it? All of a sudden, and especially in this picture, she looks so grown up. Please, someone else tell me they still picture her as a teeny baby.
She had her backpack packed, her school clothes on, her hair done, and she was ready to walk out the door at 9:45 a.m. Unfortunately, afternoon kindergarten doesn't start until 11:50. We had some waiting to do. And lots of reassuring, in between the periods of frantic waiting.
This is her classroom. John says he drove her to school and helped her to line up with the other kindies, whereupon Mrs. Kobb told all the kids to tell their parents to go home, that they'd be fine. I'm glad it was John and not me because I might have burst into tears at that point. He cheerfully walked away.
This face greeted us when we picked her up. Looks like it was a lovely day, doesn't it? I don't think she missed us at all. She tells us she has two teachers (a student teacher as well as her regular one), she made a new friend at recess (whose name was completely immaterial--will we ever know?), and there is one other Olivia in her class--Olivia M. (this is better than the three or four Olivias that were in her preschool class). All in all, a success.

I simply cannot believe I am the mother of a kindergartner. (I also can't believe I have three kids, but that didn't sneak up on me the way this whole "going to school" thing did. ) She's riding the bus to school and home from school today.

9 comments:

Denise said...

how cute!! Man, you guys started school early....it's still the beginnning of August!! WE start next week.

adventure knitter said...

good grief! school starting already?! What in the world! I'm very excited for Meg to start preschool this year...and I'm glad that Tyler will drop her off for her first day...I'm pretty sure I'd be the mom bawling in the hallway as she pushes me away and tells me that she's fine.

Glen, Jill, & Matthew said...

Olivia's hair has grown so much. I love it!!

The Borns said...

Love it... Big girls come in small packages! Extreamly adorable! She looks like such a big girl! PS... you would have been fine in front of her... it's when they turn around and aren't watching anymore that you ball your eyes out! (EVERY YEAR!) 2nd grade, doesn't seem any easier for some reason! Tell me it gets easier with subsequent children????!! Please! How was the bus? That was harder for me than leaving him at school! Tell Super K Olivia I gave her a HIGH FIVE!

Cynthia said...

Wow she already started the school year. They do grow up fast, but she is looking like such a big girl, especially in the pics with her two younger siblings. She'll do great!

ERIC, LINDSAY & SAM said...

What a big day...and week for that matter...at the Wells Home!! Olivia looks so happy. And she does look so grown up! I bet Mimi missed her while she was gone. And riding the bus??? That makes her seem extra grown up!

tris said...

they grow up way way too fast. I bawled my eyes out...like seriously convulsing when I dropped off Satch and Em. Luckily they all seem to have the time of their lives. Congrats on the baby! She is so so sweet...love that Anderson hair.

tris said...

oh and I love your baby's name. After talking to your mom, I'm surpised she is not Grace.

Bonnie said...

They grow up too fast! I am so glad she likes going to school! I worry about Ayden...He is just so attached. I can't even get him to go to nursery.