Another first in the books! Louise is starting kindergarten (I may have teared up after dropping her off), and Celine is in the 3’s program.
Obligatory first-day-of-school-in-front-of-the-door picture:
Mike and I both went to the school to see them off.
Celine’s backpack was way smaller than I thought it was going to be when I bought it online – it’s so small, her lunch box doesn’t fit inside! Oh well…there’s no going back to the owl backpack. This mermaid option is just too cool.
I wanted Louise to have a rolling backpack this year (mainly because I get tired of carrying it), and after seeing everyone the first few days, the majority of other parents had the same idea. It also seems like unicorns are the au courant backpack pattern – I spotted three others just in Louise’s class!
This was the first year they both happily posed with the tiger. Celine even greeted him and said goodbye.
Celine had a moment of being overwhelmed when we walked into her new classroom and stood at the door with her bottom lip tucked for about two minutes. Then I asked if she wanted to color with the pink crayon and that snapped her out of it. She happily said goodbye to me and got to work!
Louise was the surprise this year. She was happy and confident all the way until we got to the door of her room, and then she panicked and didn’t want to go in. She kept saying she was too shy. Finally we (gently) muscled her in and left. She was a happy camper when we picked her up, saying she already made a new best friend (for the record, she now has five).
All went well! Here’s to a great year!
Back to school!
We’ve had a fun and crazy summer and I’m glad to be getting back to a schedule. Celine (and Louise) do much better when they’re in school.
Celine was surprisingly interested in a lot of what we saw at Yellowstone which was super cute to see!
Our little chatterbox! Nonstop chitter chatter, stream of consciousness conversation coming from this girl.
She’s been doing very well at summer camp – I think she likes having a little smaller of a class and mixing up the two 2-year old classes from the year. She seems happy and exhausted every time we pick her up at the end of the day – a perfect combination. They also feed her lunch, which is good for us because it means we don’t have to pack a lunch!
I think we’re officially done with nap time. I seem to remember Louise actually sleeping through three years old (that magical year where they both napped at the same time!), but Celine just powers through. She is always up to something – acting out scenes with her toys, “reading” books, etc – and with her older sister to emulate, she just really doesn’t want to waste a moment by sleeping. We still enact “quiet time” but I think the days of napping are beyond us.
She is one tough cookie! She injures herself daily, and I’ve seen some pretty gnarly spills and scrapes, but she seems to brush it off pretty easily. Those tough redheads!
When we got back from Germany, Celine was a little feistier than usual. Her teachers noted that they saw a difference in her when we were gone. I think she was upset with us for leaving and couldn’t quite figure out how to express it. She’s been doing a lot more biting and hair pulling with Louise however, which is not great! She even bit Louise on the CHEEK the other day. Mike and I were both perplexed how Louise even let that happen…
She is growing up so fast but is still a toddler in a lot of ways. When she throws her fits, if you don’t pay attention to her, she’ll accept snuggles and calm down in about 5 minutes. Poor girl is just looking for some attention!
Just hanging out, this one.
Still making silly faces.
Still being a goober…with big sister right behind her.