Saturday, March 3, 2012

January Preschool

Lily started a new preschool in January after we moved into our new house. We couldn't be more pleased with the school and she LOVES it. She attends two mornings a week and comes home with the most wild tales about what happened. We only believe about 50% of what she says. Last week for instance she insisted they had plain noodles for snack. I looked at the snack calendar and it said apple slices. Hmm, I doubt they are cooking noodles and serving them plain to the kids. Who knows really?

She started calling it January preschool because she started in January and they must had reviewed the calendar so much she thought it was the name of the school. It has since stuck and we all call it January preschool.

They had school photos a few weeks ago. Instead of the classic sit in front of a blue backdrop they had a photographer come and take "candid" pics on the playground. Of course they turned out great so we had to buy a bunch of the digital images. 

Here is her classic, trying not to smile, smile. I think this one is my favorite.

 Then she forgot not to smile and just did it. No maybe this one is my favorite.
 Her "I am being shy look". She tells me some days, I am going to be shy today. Then she is. Silly.
 Her flushed cheeks she has had since birth. I think they were worried she was over heating the first week of school. She is a fair skinned English girl after all. This California weather takes some getting used to.
 It is so hard to pick a favorite. Now we have to explain to Gemma why we have almost no professional photos of her since birth. Guess we better remedy that quick!
I had to include a scanned copy of the class picture. This just cracks me up every time. I know it is small and therefore hard to tell but Lily is sitting smack center in the back row...wearing a tiara and a scowl. This is funny for so many reasons but mostly because she is not much of a princess type girl. She usually chooses animals for dress up. I don't think she has ever tried on a tiara before school. When I asked her why she was wearing a crown she stated, "because I was being a princess" as if it was everyday attire. As for the scowl perhaps it has something to do with the girl next to her clinging to her for dear life. Oh and Lily has no idea what that girls name is. In fact she only knows the name of one teacher and one girl in her class. I guess at the ripe age of three and a half she has better things to do than worry about other kids. Let's hope that lasts a while longer.

1 comment:

  1. That class shot is awesome!!!

    Also...the first picture of Lily totally looks like Gemma two years from now!