Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mia's First Day of School...EVER!

With a little prep (mostly for me), Mia went to school today! She'll be going once a week, on Wednesdays. Today was just a short trial period. She spent her morning with her buddies Sophia and Austin and stayed till after lunch. What helps a great deal is that Andrea and I are pretty good friends, and in the same mama's group. Mia's already spent a lot of time at Casa T and with Andrea and the other kiddos. That made the transition today smooth as silk.

This morning, she was ready. Her new lunch box in her new back pack, and it strapped on to her back for the 15 steps to the car....then she took it off and held it in her lap all the way there. It's pretty much bigger than she is. She picked it out, and it's perfect. A funny thing when we were talking about going to school, she said, 'I'm going to school in a school bus.'. I guess I always point them out, and she was a smidge disappointed when I said I'd be driving her. You're 2 1/2...let's go a little slower, huh?

I knew she'd have a super time, and she did. She walked into Casa T saying buenos dias...and Andrea and the kids chimed back...buenos dias....all smiles. There isn't any other place in the world where I'd rather Mia to be.

ohhhh this entry is getting wayyyy toooo long. She had fun. Sand box, water play, paint, she calls the Waldorf dolls mama and daddy...and they kiss. a lot. :) Daryl and I are quite affectionate with each other. I love that there's so much love around her. Next week, she's there all day, and she even has her own little nap mat. I'll be sewing the cover tomorrow with the help of an AWESOME seamstress (and Mama to Austin), Allison. Wish me luck :)

the snapper heading out to her first day of school
(notice she's not looking back)

all of the following LOVELY shots were taken by Ms. Andrea at Casa T

We LOVE Casa T !


Anonymous said...

Great shots!

(& that bookbag is bigger than her) LOL

Angry Asian said...

i love the bookbag that is almost as big as her! :)

Jen said...

Mia and that backpack are too precious. It looks like she had a great first day.

To answer your question about the camel-There was a small petting zoo set up at the fair and I was that close to the camel. It actually makes me a little sad, but it made for a good photo.

Bonnie said...

That first shot is AWESOME! Love, love, love.

Andrea said...

Have I told you lately, how much I adore Mia? I love that she's joined us at the casa.


Christen said...

Looks like she had a great time! Hope you took advantage of some Mommy alone time.
Love you and the Snapper.

Stephanie said...

Looks like she had a fabulous time at Casa T!

Christina said...

Yay Mia! I'm so glad she did well for her first day. How did YOU do, Mama? Nadia's first day is next Wednesday. Her giant backpack dwarfs her, just like Mia!

Debbie @ Three Weddings said...

School days! Yeah! They're hard on mama, but the kids love it and learn so much!

Anonymous said...

Her backpack is bigger than her! Looks like a magical place. Lucky girl.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

awww off to school. don't let her go; she will come back with all these thoughts and words and you have no idea where they came from. (kidding)