Monday, September 12, 2011

1st Day of School

First day of school and so far, so good! Maggie walked right in, left me in the dust to put all her stuff away, found a table with play dough set out and another girl already playing there, and it was all "Bye Mom! Don't let the door hit you on your way out!"

She didn't actually say that to me, by the way. She said goodbye, gave me a hug and a kiss, and went right back to her play dough without looking back. And that's just the way I like it.

Being a cheeseball this morning when Dad was trying to take her picture.

She picked out this outfit as her special new school clothes outfit.

So preppy!

With Miss Kate. Mike had to buy Kate that water bottle because she was upset that Mags got a new lunchbox and thermos. She also insisted that I fill it with water so she could take it with her on the drive to school this morning. Little sisters!


(Kate will NOT let me put a barrette in that hair. It's bonkers.)

4 years old... going on 14.

Looking pitiful and sad pre-pretzel

Poor Kate. She was SO EXCITED to go to school this morning. She also took off as soon as we walked in, and then I had to chase her down because she heard me say goodbye to Maggie and she knew she couldn't stay. She didn't throw a huge tantrum, but I did have to carry her out with her head on my shoulder crying pitifully. All the teachers made sad faces at us and said, "See you next year, Kate!" Afterwards, we went to our nearest Barnes and Noble to drown her sorrows in a big cheese pretzel and chocolate milk (and coffee for me - yay coffee! I need to figure out how to set our coffee pot to make coffee while I'm in the shower so I don't have to wait until mid-morning for my fix like I did today)! We then headed over to the children's section to kiss and hug all the stuffed animals and pick out a couple of new books about New York City. New York City and specifically the Statue of Liberty (a.k.a. The Green Lady in the Water) are Kate's current obsessions, so she was super happy on the car ride home. She admitted over lunch that Mommy and Kate Day wasn't so bad.

When we picked up Maggie after lunch, she was far more interested in the lollipop they had given her than in telling me anything about her day. She had a great time, she can't wait for Wednesday, she played with a girl named Aubrey (NOT Audrey) who had sparkly shoes, and she did arts and crafts. Her name is Maggie and she likes to go to New Hampshire.

Her look of disdain tells me that she can't figure out why we're making such a big deal out of all of this. She is too cool for school!


  1. Great job documenting the big day, Amanda! We love that Maggie went to school with confidence. Hey Mags we love your artwork and are happy that you like to come to NH. I bet you will soon create a picture about how you like to fly to Oklahoma! Kate that is a very cool water bottle. I wish I could have gone to the Barnes and Noble coffee shop today! It sounds like a very successful start to the school year. We are proud of you!

  2. I thought about Mags all day on Monday! She is such a spunky girl I knew she would rock the day! Mommy and Kate day sound just as delightful as school, in my opinion!


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