Monday, August 24, 2009

Haylie's First Day of Preschool!

We have been waiting for this day for so long!

I am so excited for Haylie to begin her "formal education"! I have noticed that, while she is a good listener and has probably learned a lot from me...she listens and learns so much better from others! I cannot wait to see what her teacher does with her!
I also have to admit that I had an emotional moment after I dropped her off. Okay - last Thursday, all of a sudden it dawned on me that I was going to be dropping my little girl off for 3 hours and at that point I would have NO CONTROL! I trust her teachers, I know she is going to be fine, but I had a brief moment of panic that I was not going to be there to witness everything that happened to her! And today, after we left, it was more of a feeling of being so proud of the big girl she has become, and sadness that she is going to be getting more and more independent from now on. Don't get me wrong, I know that is a good thing..I just think it is going to take some time to get used to the idea of my little girl becoming a big girl. She walked right into that classroom with such confidence - and never looked back!
Poor Anna doesn't know what to do with herself. We played for a while together, then I turned on Baby Einstein and she fell asleep! At 9:30am! I guess I'm going to have to come up with some enriching activities for her since she doesn't have big sister to entertain her!
On another note, Haylie has been staying dry through the night for several months now, but she never ever wakes up to go potty in the middle of the night (which does sometimes result in accidents) - last night she got up and went potty! Hooray for my big girl!
I'll post again later to let you know how her first day went!
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sueyado said...

I am so excited for Haylie! What teacher did she get? I had a really hard time when Rachel went to Preschool. I had a lot of the same feelings you have! They eventually go away. It is a bitter/sweet feeling to see our children growing up and becoming independent! I hope she has a great time! I hope you have a great day as well!:)

Alisia Faumuina said...

Oh my gosh!! She looks so excited holding on to her sack lunch!! I can't wait to hear all about her first day!