Thursday, April 19, 2012

Kindergarten...say WHAT?

Can you believe this little beauty is going to start school in the Fall?  Today was the big day! Brad and I took the day off to take Olivia to Kindergarten Registration, we thought we would make a fun day of it, take her to lunch, then Sweet Frog, maybe run a few errands, just the three of us...we were not prepared to spend almost 4 hours at Jacobs Road Elementary...waiting around.  Thankfully a few of Olivia's friends from Pre-School were there so they had each other to entertain, but seriously...that place was a zoo and no one prepared us for such a long wait, everyone told us maybe a 30 minute wait...wrongo!!

We started the morning with Blueberry Pancakes and Bacon - the girls did NOT dig the blueberries, they didn't understand why they were warm, they only like cold blueberries. So Avery picked around the blueberries and God forbid she took a bite of one, that bite quickly made its way to a napkin - WOOF.

Olivia was thrilled about a day with us and has been talking about Registration for weeks now.  We wanted to do something special for her, but didn't know exactly what. I thought it might be a good idea to marry a small present with a lesson, and ta-da, I came up with the Have You Filled A Bucket Today book.

If you haven't heard of it, read up, it is adorable and Olivia was using the lingo on my Mom at dinner, she was telling us that Avery is a Bucket Dipper - ain't that the truth!! Now if only this book could help turn her dipping into filling, we would be in business.

It was a nice day, so after sitting around inside the gym of Jacobs Road Elementary School for a few hours we decided to go to lunch with one of Olivia's friends Meredith and her Mom.  It was nice to sit out and just relax knowing that the action of registering was behind us, and it was a celebratory meal as well - Olivia did a great job, the tester said she is very ready for Kindergarten and that her teacher is going to love her. Talk about making your heart swell with pride!!!

While at lunch at Panera I thought it would be prudent to whip out the camera and have Olivia pose for some Senior Photo type shots...I mean, come on, the kid is starting Kindergarten in the fall, it is never too early to work on that smile...I had retake session after retake session, Senior Photos were brutal for me. (Especially since no one told me to wax my eye brows - good lord, I had to wait for my college roommates to bring my crazy eye brow situation to light - thank God for them!!!)

Today was a busy day, and everyone is exhausted, but it was another milestone is raising these beauties and we are two very proud parents.

1 comment:

clakey413 said...

Leigh, isn't it insane how time flies?! I can't believe that Olivia is already going to Kindergarten. I LOL'd when you said that your friends in college told you about plucking your eyebrows. Somehow, we all missed that one at PVRS. My friends called me Bert, as in Bert and Ernie. :( Thank goodness for college friends. :)