She has been SO excited to go to school, just like Bubba. She could hardly wait to use her Ariel/Flounder "pack pack" and make new friends.
Last night was orientation at Anchored Adventures, her sweet little preschool at the First Baptist Church. I was surprised by how clingy she was. She enjoyed meeting her teacher, Ms. Magen, but wouldn't let me take a picture of them together. Ms. Magen had snacks (apples and cookies, which Tess is still talking about for some reason) and a cute frog stuffed animal as a surprise for her class of all girls. :-)
We obviously couldn't leave the house this morning without a photo shoot. As excited as she was, I think she was also a little tired...I had to wake her up so we could make it there on time.
We actually got to the church a little early, so we took some more pictures. They had a cute little First Day of Preschool area all set up for us, which you know I loved!
Tessa Kate was all about starting school, so I was a little taken aback when she started crying as I put her down. And pried her off of me. Poor thing. But by the time I got to the end of the hallway, she had calmed down. And while I grocery shopped all by myself (woot woot!), Ms. Magen sent this picture of the girls playing together:
After I was done skipping through the aisles at Publix, I did some chores at home. It's amazing how much I can get done without my little shadow hanging around. Still, the time flew by and before I knew it, it was time to pick my preschooler up. She ran right to me and answered all of my questions about her day on the way home. She informed me that they sang and danced, played a lot, ate popcorn for snack, did circle time...she even mentioned that she pooped while she was there. So, I guess she's comfortable in her classroom! She needed to get right in her nap once we got home before picking Cooper up, but I did let her have a cookie to celebrate her first day of school.
We are so proud of our big girl and can't wait to see what this year brings. We are so thankful for Anchored Adventures and Ms. Magen!