I can’t believe that my big girl starts preschool tomorrow.
When did that happen?
Did I mention she’s ready?
Not only is she ready, she’s excited.
So excited that I’m pretty sure this Momma is going to be the only one shedding tears in the morning.
I really want this experience to be special for her.
For her to look back on this moment and remember how much fun we had leading up to her starting preschool.
In the last month we talked about preschool a lot. We drove by the school weekly, made it a point to go and meet her teacher and see her classroom.
We made a chain link to countdown the days.
I started at 28 days and tonight we removed the last one.
Katelyn jumped up and down as she bounced off to the bathroom to throw it away.
I was tempted to keep it… you know, for her scrapbook.
Then I reminded myself. I’m a blogger, this is how I scrapbook.
This week we made a gift for her preschool teacher.
Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate chip Cookies in a Mason Jar.
Let’s face it everything looks better and tastes better when it includes a mason jar.
Then we decorated her back pack.
Since all the kids get the same one we decided to add some “pretties” to it so she knows it’s hers.
and these decorations…
and this felt crown, complete with all things pink since that, after all, is her favorite color.
Katelyn loved her crown and wore it with pride and excitement.
I know she may not totally understand at 3 how important school is, but I believe this is just the first step every year to helping her feel excited for the upcoming year.
Her favorite part of the meal was of course the chocolate cake.
She shoveled her food just to get to the cake.
Our celebration lasted 30 minutes and then I had 2 small children covered in chocolate ready to run around and burn off some sugar.
Here she is our little preschool princess on the eve of her very 1st day of school.
I’m a proud Momma.
I’m a nervous Momma.
I hope and pray that she loves her first year of preschool. That this year instill in her an excitement for school and learning.
Oh and that she can write her own name by the end of the year. Is that too much to ask? hehe
Katelyn your Daddy and I are so proud of you. We love you so much and we hope that you have an amazing first day of school. We know your joy for life and your excitement for learning new things and meeting new friends will be contagious to those around you. Our prayer for you is that you love everyone, treat your new friends nicely, be a good listener and remember to tell your teacher when you need to go potty.
P.S. Please try not to be the most talkative one in the class.