Wednesday, August 22, 2012

One Down

The first of many "first" days of school, but I doubt we will be able to duplicate the amount of excitement in our house this morning.

Miss Ev was up before anyone else (not unusual) and came bounding in to our bedroom to remind us what day it was.

Here she is having  her typical breakfast - raisin bran - and holding up a "K" in sign language for Kindergarten.  :)

After making her bed, getting dressed, and practicing her week's Bible verse (she "earns" ice cream on Fridays if she is able to memorize the week's Bible verse), she was ready to go!

Dad went in to work late today so he could join us at the bus stop.  She is picked up just one house down from ours.  It is unbelievably convenient, and so far it is the highlight of her school experience.

It was a nice, mini-party at the bus stop with the neighbors taking pictures of their sweetie pies heading off to school.

My heart started racing here, and I almost had to grab her and run away.

One last pose, and she was off.

I'm glad they had dark tinted windows so I couldn't see her little face peeking through.

My sweet Caleb was very sad when he woke up and found Eveley missing.  These two are best buds.

So we rounded up the whole posse to go meet her at 2:30.  This will probably become the highlight of their day as well.

She made it.

And so did we.

A banana milkshake (bananas, milk, and real vanilla) was waiting for her.  Throw on some pink sprinkles, and she was as happy as a lark.

Eveley had a wonderful day.  I tried to let her spill the details at her own pace without interrogating her right away.  I found out a few things.  She was very tired and missed her blankie.  To her horror, the bus does not have seatbelts.  She went to Math but doesn't know why they call it that, because they didn't learn any math.  She loves art class, enjoyed the swings, and is ready to go back tomorrow.

Thank goodness.  



Anonymous said...

awww..sweet little Ev:) glad she had fun.i always wanted to ride a school bus and wear shorts to school. - aunt kate

Anonymous said...

I just have two words. Wildlife treasury. Before long, when all the activities come, it'll be, "Drop the fries!" Like mother, like daughter!