The first time we put the (junior-sized) book bag on her shoulders, she stumbled backwards and fell onto her bottom. And that, my friends, was the end of strapping the sweet little butterfly backpack onto her shoulders. She now sees the backpack as a major hassle, her nemesis on school mornings.
She does, however, love to get dressed in the morning, and is proud of her school clothes and her boots. She's showing everyone her hair, her outfit, or her shoes by pointing to the impressive item, standing with her hands on her hips and giving an I'm stylin' look. It must be genetic. This is exactly what Sara and Emmy did when they were in preschool. (It's a good thing she didn't notice that someone painted on her back yesterday during easel time! It is also a good thing that most of her school-play clothes are clearance items or second-hand. The little jean jacket she's been wearing was Emmy's. And this grey outfit with the flutter sleeves and pink boots is all Target. Cute & cheap = perfect.)
Miss Bridget is super busy, and is moving fast these days. Evidence (I almost missed this shot as she blew past me...with a look of serious intent!) :
So here is the update part of the post:
Today was Bridget's third day in preschool and the end of this week for her. She had a hard time getting on the bus (leaving me) the first two days. She was sobbing when she arrived at school on Tuesday, and when she left here yesterday. I sent a message to her teacher letting her know that I had my keys in hand and was available to come to the school if she didn't settle in once she got there. Here is the response:
Bridget is here and off to a great start!! :) She wasn't crying anymore when the bus arrived and walked ALL THE WAY in by herself!!! She is such a big girl - you should be so proud of her!!
And today's message from her teacher:
Emmy and Brian arrive at the school about 20 minutes after Bridget, so they visit her classroom to check on her each morning. They were beaming yesterday when they got home from school and told me how Bridget was playing and happy when they stopped in. We had a great week and are so proud of our little peanut.Another wonderful day for Miss Bridget! She arrived happy, stayed happy and left happy - even walked up the steps of the bus holding onto my fingers while I stood behind her!!! I really couldn't be more pleased with how well Bridget has adjusted.
She amazes us each and every day!