Monday, February 23, 2009

Emma's 1st Day of Daycare

Well today was a BIG day in the Titsworth household. My sweet Emma is the newest member of Primrose daycare. I've really been dreading this day and shed many tears last week but now that I'm home I'm doing okay.

Over the past week we've been telling Emma that she is going to "big girl school just like Barbra" and so Emma has been running around the house saying "go to big girl school." I think that helped her knowing that she was being just like Barbra (my friend Tracy's daughter). So this morning George and I got up around 6am and let Emma sleep in until 6:45. She was sound asleep in our bed and I wish I would have gotten a picture of her b/c she was konked out! She woke up happy which is always a good thing. While getting her dressed and fixing her pigtails I kept talking about going to school and she would repeat it. We ended up and didn't have time for breakfast so she got to eat at school.

Once we got in the car Emma was so happy. She had her shades on, goldfish in one hand and milk in the other. At one point I looked back at her and she said "I love you!" and I just smiled. My heart just fills with joy everytime she says those words. I also had to fight back the tears the whole way to school. My throat would start to get tight and my head would start to hurt from holding the tears back. I knew once I started I may not stop. But we made it just fine.

When we got to school the lady in charge met us at the front door and Emma held mine and George's hands while we walked to her classroom. She is in the 2 year old class and her teacher this morning was Ms. Monica. She was very nice and so was her helper. There were 10 kids including Emma when we got there and a few more went in before we left. There was one little boy with red hair that came up to Emma as soon as we walked in the room and he started hugging her. He was so sweet! He gave her several hugs. Then all of the kids sat down at the table for breakfast (cheesy eggs & milk) and the little red haired boy was sitting across from Emma. Next thing I know he is asking the teacher if he can sit beside Emma. So the teacher let him sit in the empty seat beside her. He was completely smitten with my baby.
Then it was breakfast time and the teacher sang a little prayer song with movements before they got their food. It was the sweetest thing I've ever seen. I can't wait for Emma to come home and try to teach it to us. :) A few minutes after that we snuck out of the room and Emma never noticed. Once again my head started hurting from holding the tears back but I managed to hold them in. Before we left the building we walked back by her room and she was still in her seat and not crying. She was such a big girl sitting their in her pigtails eating her cheesy eggs. :)
I plan to go pick her up today around 3:30pm. They have lunch around 11:45 (spaghetti with meatballs) and nap from 1-3pm. I really want her to nap with them so she can get used to the cots and I'll pick her up around 3:30 today. They also said I could call them today to check on her so I think I will call in about another hour. I really want to call now but I will wait. So overall it wasn't too bad. The house is so incredibly quiet but it isn't too bad. I thinking about relaxing today, reading a book, and doing nothing. I'll save cleaning for tomorrow. After all this is my LAST week of freedom before entering the working world! On to the pictures...

After Emma woke up. I don't think she liked the flash!

Mommy & Emma!

She was ready to go to "big girl school!"

I'm so in love with her! My sweet baby...

In her cool new shades that mommy bought her yesterday!

Popping a goldfish in her mouth in the car.

Emma's first day of school! The sun was so bright in our eyes so she wouldn't look at the camera.

In her 2 year old classroom. Once again, not looking at the camera. :)

And an extra pic from last week. My friend Jamie made this hat for her and I LOVE it!

That's it for now. I'm off to enjoy my quiet day. I'll update later about her day.


Courtney said...

She is such a cutie! I LOVE her jacket! We are also getting Sophia ready (slowly) to go to "big girl school" after her bday. I hope all is well with your family!
Love- Sophia and family

Daddy Dale and Mommy Jen said...

Can't wait to hear how Emma's day went. Those pictures are so cute!
Wait until you see her pictures this week. I saw them today :)

Amy George said...

I'm so glad it went well - for her and for you!! She will love spending time with her new little friends and she will learn so much. I'll be praying for you as you start your new job!

As for the lunch prayer, Ann Catherine and Lily sing their "school" prayer all of the time at home. It is so precious!

Love my 2 BoYs! said...

Emma is too cute in those sun glasses. She is gonna love preschool!! I hope you enjoy your week at home and your transition back to work goes well.