Wednesday, February 02, 2011

First Day of School

Yes, it's pretty unusual to talk about the first day of school in February. But, that's exactly what it was... Keziah started preschool today!


Last week - and kind of on a whim - I inquired about a preschool spot for Keziah for this "semester" at Central Heights. To my surprise, they not only had a spot available, but it was for the Mon/Wed/Fri morning class! (*grin*) I'm feeling thankful for the unexpected.

Just as a bit of explanation (for anyone who cares) - Erik and I have had a hard time deciding what to do with Keziah about school. She's old enough to start Kindergarten in the fall, but we were actually planning to hold her back (like we did with Micah) for several reasons, including her late birthday. So, when preschool registration came around this time last year I didn't register her for the 2010-11 year. But now, halfway through this year, I found myself wishing that we had registered her, even if it meant her taking 2 years of preschool instead of 1.

So, when they told me there might be an opening last week, it seemed like it would be the perfect solution. Not only is Keziah ready for something like this, it will also be extremely helpful in either preparing her for Kindergarten or indicating that she's not ready. When I got the phone call that she could have the spot, it was an answer to prayer.


I could tell that emotions were running a bit high this morning as things were making Keziah cry much more than normal. I gave her lots of extra hugs but tried to focus on how exciting and great this day was going to be! I went in with her for a few minutes while she got settled with the other kids during circle time. When I came back later to pick her up, they said she did great!


This feels like a really big change to our regular routine. Imagine how weird it was for me to drop TWO kids off at school and head to Superstore with just Silas in tow??

Piece of cake, folks. Piece of cake ;)

And the aftermath of a first day of school?

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

All tired out from her first day at school. What a cute picture. Grandma loves you, Keziah.

Elissa said...

Oh Keziah sweetie-- I'm so proud of you! She looked sooo cute on her first day of school!!

the Dees fam said...

That's awesome! She's so grown up! And, how nice to go do errands with just one kid!

Melissa said...

What a big milestone! Glad that she enjoyed her first day!

laura.h said...

Oh what a beautiful little girl with her little piggy tails! I can't believe she's reached this milestone already!! How nice for you to have a little break with just your baby!

kelly ens said...

SO fantastic :) i'm glad she did so great. and so cute that she fell asleep :)

rachel joy said...

love it! I'm so glad it went well for you all, and so glad to have another mom-friend to see every other day!

The A Team said...

Yay! Congrats, Miss K!!

Bonnie said...

Awesome! Way to go Keziah! And yeah for one on one grocery trips for you Jamie! ;)

Kim said...

So sweet!

Trev and Rebekah said...

So glad she's doing well and enjoying it. Sure hope we can get Isaiah in there for the fall. Looks like a great preschool.

Tara V said...

cool! She's sitting in Dax's cubby in the one picture. I'll have to check if they are sharing the cubby ;)

The Keowns said...

school is such a God send. Glad she enjoys school!