Saturday, August 22, 2009

A word about my big girl! :)

I took this picture with my phone yesterday and I have been looking at it and cracking up all day! Here is Abby, putting on a concert in the back yard. Everything was her idea: the outfit, the microphone, the stage, etc. She just hopped up there and went to town! The next Hannah Montana??!! hahahaha, let's hope not! Anyways...

my big girl is going to be starting preschool on Tuesday! I am so excited for her, but still torn. She will be 4 in Dec. so she still has 2 full years before Kindergarten, so we had pretty much made up our minds that we would not start preschool until next year. We didn't want her to get burnt out on school, etc. Well, the more and more I thought about it (and the fact that Kindergarten is ALL day now, which I HATE), the more I thought about how much she would LOVE it and how good it would be for her. The only school I wanted her in had a waiting list, so I decided Thursday that I would just call them and go ahead and place her on the list and maybe there would be an opening next semester. The school is a private Catholic school, located about 10min from us. They have a super reputation, they have the option of going 2, half day (which is the only schedule that I would have her do at this point), some of our neighbors have their kiddos enrolled, so she would have some familiar faces. Anyways, I called and talked with them for a long time Thur. morning, and by Thursday afternoon we were contacted by a teacher, letting us know that if we wanted, there was an available spot for THIS SEMESTER! WHAT!? I didn't know if we were for sure going to do it, but we went over and met with some teachers and looked at the preschool classrooms, and then went back Friday and met with her teacher, and Abby got to play in the classroom that she will be in, etc. I really love it, so we are going to go ahead and start.....TUESDAY! We are leaving in a bit to go and get her school supplies. Very exciting. She only goes twice a week, for three hours at a time, and it is structured very much like a playadate minus Mommy (very little sit down school work and I like that, I think it's so important that they just get to be kids for as long as they can...they do all of their lessons through play and group activities, field trips, etc), so I think she will have a BLAST! Other than dance, we have never done the whole Mommy drops off and leaves thing, so I am not sure how the first day or 2 will go, hopefully perfectly. We have been talking alot about how fun it is, and how Mommy will be waiting with all the other Mommy's and she has a lot of questions, but she's excited. I heard her with Olivia saying, 'I'm going to go to preschool, Liv!' It was so sweet! So, stay tuned. I am sure I will have plenty of pictures and stories Tuesday!

3 comments:

The McAfee's said...

we went back and forth with sam too. two years vs. one year of preschool. i don't him to be burnt out either but i really think he can benefit from the structure so decided to send him. like abby, he goes two a week for 2 1/2 each time....not much but plenty i think. she'll be great. good luck!!

The Utz Family said...

Abby will do great! Hannah goes twice a week for 2 1/2 hrs. She absolutely loves it. Basically it is structured play time! Don't worry, It will be fine!!

Terry and Leslie said...

Haha! Love the pic!

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