Sunday, September 8, 2013

Preschool for Gemma

Lily started school a week before Gemma did so we had plenty of Mom and me time. This included a trip to target with a chocolate milk all to herself! Gemma asked me if she could save half of it in the fridge for her sister. She did actually manage to polish off the whole thing herself. These girls are used to sharing. 
Gemma had preschool orientation on Tuesday while Lily was at school. She was so excited! She picked out her outfit very carefully and could not wait to get there. We even had to pose with her sign in anticipation.
She had a great time playing in the outdoor area of the school while the Mom's and Dad's went inside for a meeting with the director. 
The moon sand was a big hit. I guess I need to finally make a batch.
Her actual first day of school was on Thursday. It just happened to be Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) and Lily had no school. Gemma was once again excited to go to school and picked out a new stripey dress to wear.
None of these photos were prompted, whatsoever. She is all personality this one.
Her "I am nervous for school" look.
Her "I don't want to go look."
What you talkin' about Willis?
We arrived at school and headed outdoors. The three year old class spends the first hour of school in the outdoor classroom. This included Gemma's favorite thing in the world. The swings.
Lily had a great time showing Gemma the ropes.
Then it was time for Mom and Lily to leave. Gemma was not impressed and started saying I don't want to stay, I don't want to go to school. Her teacher picked her up and we said good bye. She did not cry but she was not terribly pleased. Lily, on the other hand, declared Rosh Hashanah her new favorite holiday. We took a starbucks break for Lily's turn to get a chocolate milk all her own. We read our Highlights magazine and had a nice chat. 
In the blink of an eye it was time to pick up Gemma. She was hot, tired, and crabby. She did not reveal too many details of her day but over the next few days we deduced she must have had a pretty good time. After lunch she helped me make strawberry jello. We cut them in alphabet shapes for dessert.
We have day two of school on Tuesday so we will see how it goes. I think having Lily along, leaving with Mom did not help. I am sure after a few days (or weeks) she will quickly run off without a glance my way. 

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