Saturday, August 30, 2008

First day of school! First day of school!

Monday was Skyler's first day of Kindergarten! She's been so excited all summer to start. She really feels all grown up now. Going into a new school, a new class, new teacher, and all new kids I would have been a ball of anxiety...not her! She was excited to get in there and meet a bunch of new friends. God bless her!

I swear she's not throwing gang signs already. Does this look like a "k" for Kindergarten??!

She'll probably be the tallest in her class for a while :)

Welcome to your new school!

After school (her first day she only went for 90 minutes), we met up with all of our friends, who were also starting Kindergarten that day, for lunch. The boy to her left she's known since the day they were born and all but one of the others she's known since she was about one. Can you tell they're saying "KINDERGARTEN!"?

It was over 100 degrees and they had all been playing on the playground (and running through the sprinklers) at the restaurant, which explains the red faces.
She, and I, made it through her first week. We've already had talks about not teasing people about their names ("Why would anyone name their kid after a clown fish?" If you need more of an explanation let me know), being gracious when someone else succeeds ("I'm mad at them that they were chosen to be the teacher's helper. I wanted to be the teacher's helper."), and trying to pull inappropriate or "disgusting" jokes out of her ("Why did the lady kiss the toilet?" We don't know the answer and neither does she but this is a joke that someone told her at school.). I can't wait to see what the next 9 months bring us!


Auntie said...

Has she started her presidential campaign yet? I can picture her signing up volunteers, making banners....""Skyler for Kindergarten President!" Love, Auntie

Denise said...

skyler is so cute. she IS tall, that's okay the other classmates will look up to her (literally).
and it sounds like you did well with her off to kindergarten, good job, mom!
and why would a lady kiss a toilet?
a lady would never kiss a toilet and tell.

Dallas said...

What a milestone! Congratulations Skyler. That seems so far away, but I'm sure your mommy thought that at one point too!

Ann said...

What a big day for S and You. Looks like she had a great first day. I love the picture where she is throwing the gang sign. hahhaahahaa. Don't worry we can tell it's a K.

Kelsey said...

Aww how sweet! Congrats on Kindergarten!

Stephanie said...

I agree Denise! What's up with that? What lady would do that? YUCK! I still haven't gotten to the bottom of that joke.

Kim said...

Look like a "k" to me!