Tuesday, August 31, 2010

and then there was lulu

(lucy admiring herself in the mirror)

lucy had her first day of school today.  
she looked so grown up to me and yet so little at the same time.  how is that?

(lucy and her orientation buddy madeline)

i thought by your second kid, sending them off to school was supposed to get easier.
it doesn't.
as we walked out of the classroom, leaving lucy there, finn looked up at me with huge tears welling up in his eyes and said, "now what am i gonna do?"  
at least we have mrs. hundelt to leave them with.  what would we do without sweet mrs. hundelt?  she is kind of like a celebrity with my kids.  they get so excited to see her, but really quiet, as if they are in awe around her.
when i picked lucy up at the end of the day, she couldn't stop talking.  she told me every detail of every thing she did from the minute i had left.  down to who she played hide-n-go-seek with at break and every combination of who she hid with, where they hid and who found them.  it was quite the polar opposite of jack's first day of kindergarden in which i tried to ask him questions and was lucky to get so much as a shrug of his shoulders before he finally told me he didn't really want to talk about it anymore.
lucy's very favorite thing that first day was that they got to plant a flower.  they picked their own flower, dug the whole, planted it and watered it.  she was so very impressed with herself for doing all of this on her own.  she can't wait to get back to check on her flower and water it again.
so, i guess we are officially into the routine of the school year.  
can i make a countdown calendar to next june?
just kidding.  kind of...


allison speier said...

Awww...I love the first picture! Come on, school's not so bad!

ErinT said...

weird question - is one of those girls wearing their jumper backwards? I only see buttons on one...

jack, lucy and finn said...

sorry if i sounded too down on school. it isn't so bad, but i was a little sad to have such a quiet house this morning... my pity party is over. no more whining from me about school.

erin, you are weird, as is your question. no idea about the buttons. i think it is just a different jumper. maybe an old hand-me-down or something. i will look into it further if you need me to...