Monday, September 15, 2008

First Day of Preschool!




To many, it was probably the most ordinary first day of preschool ever. They wore their new dresses, posed for pictures in front of the house and outside of the school, proudly rolled their new backpacks along behind them, found their name tags and put them on with a smile, and rushed off to find a toy to play with.

Eden cried a little bit when I left the room to get a few things from the car. When I returned less than 5 minutes later, she was engaged in an activity and didn't even notice I had returned. There were a few more tears when I said my final good-bye, but I could tell that she would be fine. She was already on to something else before I made it out the door.

Holland barely even looked up when I said good-bye to her. They had trains. And blocks that you could use to build a track.

While it may have seemed like an ordinary day to so many people...to me, it was anything but ordinary.


22 comments:

Jacolyn said...

What a great day! They look so grown up!!

Sarah said...

Hooray, I'm so glad it went well! S is pretty much like Holland - I have to remind her to say goodbye to me when I leave.

Were they at least happy to see you when you picked them up?

Bird said...

This must made my heart sing. They are doing SO well.

krissy said...

Billie, where has the time gone. They have just gotten so big. I really can't believe they are starting school already. Before you know it our kids are all going to be grown up!

Shosh said...

Wow. It seems like they were happy...what about you? Dropping my kids off at preschool for the first time was SO hard.
I remember you posting a while back about choices for preschool...which kind are they in? Are they in the same class? It looks like a great place- my kids never made anything that nice on the first day!

tripleblessings said...

What a wonderful milestone! Sounds like they both did great - and so did you, with all the preparations and then letting them go today.
Congratulations to all of you!

Anonymous said...

What great pics. How sweet. I can't imagine how you held it together? What a huge day!

Amy

Melissa said...

What an achievement for all of you! You and John have already done so much and given so much love to these two precious girls.....I can't wait to keep reading and see what new amazing miracles these girls accompish next! What a beautiful milestone!

Rachel said...

What an amazing day! I cant believe they are big enough to go to school. You should be so incredibly proud to be thier Mommy.

I pray for them daily and look forward to hearing how school is going and how much progress they make.

Keep up the good work Girls.

Rachel

Anna said...

There is nothing ordinary about your child's first day at school!!! I can't believe you took photos, I was so distressed I could barely remember to put clothes on straight when Julia went last week!! But yours is for sure a very big milestone. From what you describe your daughters are ready for school. Wish you all the best!
Anna (another of your blog readers)

Ani said...

so glad to hear it went well! love the pics :)

Anonymous said...

Okay, why am I crying? Damn, those girls are sooooo cute. Gosh Bills, all of our babies starting preschool. It really does seem like just yesterday that we were smuggling you into Cedar Point in a pair of Daisy Dukes. Love ya little lady. Jess

Anonymous said...

Wow congrats. And what a great first day of preschool - no major meltdowns and beautiful artwork!
They are adorable.
Em
Australia

kristin said...

YEAH the first day of preschool! They are going to LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

Those little social butterflies will do just fine in school, and I'm sure once the idea sinks in, Mommy will find a way to spend some well deserved 'me' time. Go get your toenails done! :)
I love ya!
Jules

Anonymous said...

Yey, yey for the first day! So happy everything went well. I knew they would LOVE it :-) xxoo
lis

The Microblogologist said...

Awww, Niecey skipped preschool and started kindergarten this year and it choked me up from 350 miles away. It is tough watching them grow up, they do it so fast! Congrats on a successful first day for those two adorable munchkins =)

Amy said...

Oh, they look SO big. And pretty. Congratulations (to you) for making it through the day.

abby said...

What a beautiful post, and the girls look great. I'm so sorry that Holland is feeling badly, though, and I am hoping that things got better this weekend. And here's to hoping that she got this sickness thing out of her system and spends the rest of 2008, at least, hale and hearty.

Mamá Terapeuta said...

Beatyful post!!! You are SO lucky, but you already know that :)

Shannon said...

OMG, I am in tears!!! How wonderful that they are now in preschool!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for your family Billy. Your daughters are so precious and amazing. Also I'm glad that I am not the only one who is in tears after reading your post.