Today was the day...Molly's first day of 4K. We went Monday for a parent's meeting, yesterday for Molly to meet her teacher and see her classroom, and then today for school! The 4K class started a little later today than their usual time, mainly because with most parents dropping off for the first time, they were trying to have less confusion and chaos with the whole school dropping off all at once. But tomorrow we get to experience the real deal with having to be there on time!
Molly was so excited to go to school, she was dressed by 6:45am, and we didn't have to leave today until 9:15! It made for a long morning of "when are we leaving?" and "are we going to school now?"
We tried to take a lot of pictures, but Molly was not really having it, but she did well for being so excited and just wanting to be there already. Her classroom has a play kitchen in it, and that's the first thing she went to yesterday when we visited. I think the hardest part for her will be if the kitchen is not open to play with during certain activities. We also met Molly's speech therapist for this year. She was on the playground this morning and heard Molly's teacher say hello to her, so she came over and introduced herself to us. She seems really nice and fun. Molly will go to speech two times a week while she is at school, but the therapist told us today that she is going to come to the 4K class once a week already, so that could counts towards Molly time, too. Which is great with us. I don't want Molly to miss anything in class or with her friends.
I didn't cry when we left, I wanted to, I almost did, but I didn't. I know it's good for her, I am really excited for her, but this is a huge new chapter in our lives. No more picking up and going when we want to, now life revolves around school. But I also have more time with Lucy one on one, too. I can't believe Molly is in school! I still don't feel old enough to have a 4 year old that I drop off everyday, but I do! So I guess that does make me old enough :)
Here are some of our first day of school pictures! Enjoy!