Chloë went to her very first day of school today. I wasn't sure what my emotions would throw at me, but somehow I managed to stay cool and calm, and didn't even wish for waterproof mascara.
I laid everything out last night, just to make sure we had everything we needed. Good thing, too, because I had to sew a button on the dress.
Then this morning we were all ready to go!
She wasn't very excited about pictures. She just wanted to go to school.
A few days ago, we attended a classroom orientation, and she got really nervous and even shed a few tears. She wasn't sure if she wanted to go to school if it meant I didn't get to be there with her. We talked a lot about how we trusted her wonderful teacher Mrs. Rust, how she was going to make so many new friends, and how many amazing new things she was going to learn.
Our conversations must have been encouraging, because she really was excited.
We decided we all wanted to be there to see her off on her first big day. So we all piled into her classroom for just a minute, and I snapped a couple of quick pictures.
I went home, got a few things done, and then took Elaina (and Norah) out to Starbucks for a special little date. Then it was time to pick up Chloë. She was grinning from ear to ear. On the ride home (and pretty much every moment since then) she was telling me all about her wonderful morning. She actually got a little choked up when I explained that she wouldn't get to go back until the day after tomorrow.
I'm so excited that Chloë has such a wonderful opportunity. I think we're off to a good start.