First Day of Kindergarten

Today was Sylvia's 1st day of Kindergarten!  While the drop-off and pick-up remains the same for Mom and Dad, the daily schedule for Sylvia will be quite different.  A much more demanding day academically, no more nap time, and maybe the biggest change of all is the uniforms!

I am trying to smile, but I think I am nervous...

This backpack is huge!

Both Mom and Dad dropped off the girls this morning and Sylvia was very excited (and proud) of her big girl locker and all the awesome Command hooks that daddy put in for her!

While we never will have the true story of how the day went, here are the highlights of the day, per Sylvia, while discussing over dinner tonight:

1.  "I got to walk back from the bathroom ALL BY MYSELF!"  (It sounds like in Pre-K, the teacher had to escort them back from the bathroom, but now the kids can do that themselves)

2.  "I drank almost all my water today.  Only three kids brought water bottles, and only two kids brought snacks.  I loved my animal crackers, they are much better than the ones my sister has!"  (She can bring her own water bottle and morning snack to school.  Sounds like many of the other kids didn't.  The animal crackers likely contained gluten, so of course they are tastier!)

3.  "We got to play on the biggest, hugest playground today!"  (The playgrounds are separated by age, and she has now reached the 'old kid' threshold apparently)

I am sure there will be more stories to share as we begin this new adventure... We will try to share as many as we can.