Pre-Pre-School, that is. Today was Lucy’s first day of Stay and Play, and she did a great job!
You might be asking yourself why the very first picture is of Emily in the tub. Because at 8:10am when it was time to drag Lucy away from Daniel Tiger and get her dressed for school, I picked up Em to bring her into the bedroom and there was poop everywhere! EVERYWHERE!! How does a baby poop all the way up to her neck?! So Lu went back to the couch with her Cheerios and DT, Miss Roses went in the tub, and I started to sweat.
We all pulled ourselves together, though, and had plenty of time to take pictures. I considered taking my obnoxious sign down, but this is our life right now so I figured it may as well be documented. Actually . . . can you guys SEE the sign on our door? Yes? Good. Because we have a new UPS man and he has rung our doorbell THREE TIMES over the past few days. And, no, contrary to what my handsome hubby might say, the issue here is NOT the fact that we’ve gotten deliveries three times in the past week. It’s that he’s not respecting the sign! Where’s Mr. Joe?! Bring him back!
Ok, back to the task at hand. Here’s our sweet girl with her new backpack and her new sparkly shoes. So cute!
I’ll take one smile, extra cheese please!
I don’t have pictures of Lucy meeting her teacher, getting her name tag, or playing when we first arrived. There is a sign in the room that says this is our opportunity to “unplug” and focus on our child. I get it, I like it . . . but how am I supposed to document it??!! Then, at circle time, the teacher clarified that we can have our phones out to take pictures, she just doesn’t want mamas to be texting or chatting on the phone. phew!
Mrs. Tammy says we will be painting almost every single week. Good news for all the new school clothes/shoes I bought! 😉
Lucy gave it her best shot, but came up empty at the fishing table.
The PlayDoh table was definitely Lucy’s favorite. There was homemade sparkly PlayDoh that was WAY better than the store bought stuff. I’m going to have to give it a try!
Two of Lucy’s besties are in her class! Here’s Greta and her mommy . . .
. . . and Catherine!
It took Lucy about 0.5 seconds to color her car!
Lucy loved snuggling with Clifford . . . or, as she kept referring to him . . . Snoopy!
Goldfish, apple juice, and a story. #snacktime
We ended the day at one of the school’s playgrounds.
This pictures cracks me up! Lucy was not feeling a group picture after school.
We picked up a Subway cheese pizza, Doritos, and cookies for Lucy’s special lunch. The Kissels are nothing if not healthy eaters. My mom watched Emily while we were at school, and she brought a Halloween headband that Pop sent and super cute insulated rain boots from Aunt Carla. We are also nothing if not snazzy dressers around here. 😉
I was convinced that today was the day Lucy was going to make her valiant return to napping. I had to wake her up early . . . she was super busy at school . . . it was a humid, rainy day. The stars were aligned as my mom laid her down in bed and all was quiet. And then she announced that she had pooped. What is with my girls today?! There’s no going back into the crib for Lucy after she poops at nap time. So after dinner we walked up to the UPS store and Buy Buy Baby. Before we even got there, this happened.
And then a few minutes later both of them were down!
I’m sorry, but HOW CHUBBY CAN EMILY GET??! Clearly, this was not a good angle for her. And clearly, Lu needs a neck pillow!
Here’s a little look at the two art projects Lucy made. A little wrinkled, but still cute.
Day one was a success! Lucy even ventured away from me a time or two during playtime. Here’s hoping that as the year progresses, she gets more and more comfortable on her own!