It finally happened. The extremely long build up to kindergarten came to end this morning. Last night I put out her new pet, Pinky and hung the banner. I stole into Maeve's room and watched her sleep. The little girl is growing up quickly, and although there are lots of moments that I want to keep her little, I just find her growing up self so fascinating, that I love seeing her grow into this fun, stubborn, hilarious, dramatic, expressive person. I wasn't sad to see her go to kindergarten. I was mostly excited. I mean, its kindergarten... how fun is that? But, I get it. She's in it... she's in the system. That part I don't love, but I guess it is what it is.
Welcome to the family, Pinky.
Dream big, little girl..
So happy... until I said we should take a picture under her banner.
But, she would take a photo with an owl perched on her wrist... ha.
Requisite photo... So so happy and proud.
She has a pound of chapstick on too...
She found one of her new friends at the front of the school waiting to go in too...
Obediently doing her very first kindergarten task -- decorate her name tag for her desk, with a new box of crayons that were waiting for her on her desk.
Her other new friend... they discovered they get to sit back-to-back in their classroom. That could be trouble! Ha.
Maeve came with an entourage -- me, my mom, Annie and Dan. Its hard to be Maeve :-)
It was a great day, and Maeve is one proud kindergartener... It has begun.