Preschool for the Littlest!

Back in August I wrote a post about my oldest daughter's first day of preschool. Well a few weeks later, I found out that there was an opening at another local preschool, open to younger students, which was perfect for my littlest! 

This school is pretty special for me. 10 years ago when I was a senior in high school, I was in the Careers with Children program. This program gives Seniors an idea of what being a teacher is like. The students are responsible for lesson and meal planning, and have one or two preschool age students that they are responsible for, for 2 hours 4 days out of the week. The program focuses on learning the basics, while doing crafts and learning to socialize. 

I am not all that excited about her growing up, but she is. She loves her school and her teacher and is learning so much.  
This past weekend was my old high school's Homecoming. Again, 10 years ago, I was in the homecoming parade with some of my students. This year, my littlest was lucky enough to be in the parade. The theme of the Homecoming was The Return of the Super Mule, so they encouraged the "baby mules" to dress as a super hero. They all looked so cute. I couldn't decide what to dress her as, but she is in love with her light up boots, so we started there. I found her leotard with the Super emblem on it, added some red tights, and whipped up a quick cape. I also tied a red bow in her hair. She loved it, and that's all that matters. This preschool program was such a life-changer for me when I was a Senior and I love being able to re-live the memories with my daughter and her teacher. 

My baby's 1st day of PreSchool!

The most anticipated day of the year (in this household) has come and gone. Lacey's 1st day of school went off without a hitch! The truth is, I was probably more nervous than she was. I mean, although she was not my first baby, she was my first baby that I got to take home and hold. That may have been why I had an abnormal attachment to her. As a baby, it took me a few weeks before it felt like I was really keeping her, and because of that I spent every moment with her.
I considered homeschooling them for a minute there, before I realized how much they drive me crazy! And how much they would love going to school. Lacey woke up with a smile, brushed her teeth, got dressed, ate breakfast and posed for pictures. She was so calm and ready. While other kids cried, she waved goodbye. She had a great day at preschool and couldn't wait to get back. Her school seems pretty amazing and I can't wait to see how she grows and adapts at school.

(BTW: The sign you see her holding was a $2- 20 minute project. I bought a black foam board and colored chalk from the Dollar store, 20 minutes later you have a perfect prop for a Back to School picture.)