If you couldn't tell by the title or the above picture, today was McKayla's first day of kindergarten. :-D
6:30 came early this morning as it was about 10pm before McKayla went to bed last night. She tried every trick in the book to stay awake. I knew it was from sheer excitement and she eventually fell asleep from pure exhaustion.
And I should clarify, *I* had a hard time waking up this morning (almost to the point of being late b/c I turned the alarm off instead of snoozing it. Oops!), McKayla, however, was up after only the second time of calling her name.
She ate a couple spoonfuls of cereal and said she was done and ready to go to school. She was literally dancing through the house as I gathered my stuff and she all but pushed me out the door. LOL
For this first week, I told her that I'd walk with her to the gym and sit with her until her Teacher came to get her. I'm not quite ready to let her go by herself yet, but I'll have to soon.
Her Teacher, very sweetly, made sure that her best friend, Kaylee, from Pre-K would be going the same day as McKayla (they had staggered days yesterday and today), so they could deal with the newness together (she even has them sitting at the same table :-D ).
At 7:45am, I watched my baby girl walk to her new classroom with a grin on her face and the confidence she could rule the world. The only question was if I was coming with her to her classroom and when I told her no, she just said ok and continued grinning.
When we picked her up and asked her how her first day went, she said it was great! When asked what she did, I had a flashback to when she went to Vacation Bible School. LOL
She's excited to go tomorrow.
I just hope it's not 10 before she goes to sleep again. LOL
*The chalkboard was made at a Mom's Nurturing Moms night at church. Something as simple as a can of chalkboard paint, a baking pan, ribbon and a hot glue gun. :-)