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First Day of Kindergarten!

Today was Burke and Maggie’s first day of school – Kindergarten! They were so excited this morning…and I was fairly organized and had as much ready last night as I could, so this morning went fairly smoothly. (At least, as far as I know – I’m sure I’ll hear about something I forgot as soon as they get home!)

We decided that they’ll be trying out the hot lunches at school. We’ll see how that goes – but it’s definitely a lot less pressure on me to not have to worry about what they’re eating each day. I’m sure I’ll get a full report on the Chicken Patties that were on the menu today as well 😉

We also decided that they’d be taking the bus (be still my heart), which – I think – was the most looked-forward-to part of the day. The bus showed up just before 8:30 today, but I suspect it will actually be sooner than that going forward…we were warned that the first week or so is quite varied because parents are taking pictures and such. (I know I did!) I thought about following the bus to school…but I just can’t be THAT mom. But I did sneak up the stairs after Maggie got on to see (you can’t even see their heads through the windows outside LOL!)…Burke had taken up a seat right beside another little boy and was deep  in conversation. Yeah!! 🙂

Maggie and Burke - First Day of School

Maggie - waiting for Burke to come outside

Without Sunglasses...

Burke's Finally Outside

Burke Getting on the Bus

Maggie Getting on the Bus

No Tears!

At least…not that I saw before I left the kids at their FIRST DAY OF PRE-SCHOOL! Not even any from mommy. I’m sure it has nothing to do with me being totally emotion-less, and more to do with me having to leave them with the nanny while going to work. I have to admit, it DID seem different, but it was all good 🙂

Maggie walked in, put her backpack in the spot marked “Maggie,” walked over to the table and started coloring. Burke was a bit more apprehensive and stayed by my side while I was talking with their teacher about their extra clothes and snacks and stuff.  And he wanted to check his backpack to be sure that his snack pack was there. I walked him over to the table, he sat down next to Maggie, saw that it was a school bus they were coloring and perked right up. I kissed ’em both on the head and got the hell outta Dodge before they could realize what happened. 😉

We’ll see what happens when I go pick them up in a few hours.

Oh, and when I got home, Logan was happily playing with ALL of the toys.

First Day of Pre-School

First Day of Pre-School

So Exciting

So Exciting

Burke

Burke

Maggie

Maggie

Pre-School: What a Card – she doesn’t stand a chance with the president, VP, and membership chair there. . . we’ll have her signed up in no time! LOL And I can totally see how the director would confuse us *roll eyes here* Oh, Cheryl, it’s so good to know that I’m not the only one who photographs the magnadoodles too! Debi – You’re RIGHT! I knew that picture Burke drew reminded me of something…