We survived. Olivia had a fantastic first day at school (at least from what I can gather). I lost it a bit on the way home after dropping her off. I seriously wanted to stand there at the playground and just watch her all day. She was fine though - she took off right away and started playing. Her teacher said that she had a great day, but she had a bit of trouble when she woke up from her nap. This is probably because she doesn't nap at home so I imagine she was a bit disoriented. Especially since Olivia told me that she didn't nap - she just "rested her eyes for a few minutes." But she was comforted by the teachers assistant and quickly got back in the swing of things.
I would like to request the videotape of the day and get the play by play. But alas - I know there's no such thing. She talked about how much she enjoyed meeting and playing with new friends. She told me about something that was "amazing," and I think it had something to do with what sounded like magnets moving things. She also told me about how she helped some of the other kids learn how to use the scooters on the playground. She then told me that she wanted to stay longer next time so that she could keep playing with her friends. So although I'll never get the entire story it sounds to me like it was a resounding success.
Emily, Abby, & I did okay as well. We went to a trial music class that was neat, but Emily wasn't really into it. Then we came home and they both napped for 2 hours (AMEN!). When they got up we went to get flowers for Olivia. The day went pretty quickly. Olivia was happy to see us and I felt myself finally breathe again when I saw her. I know it will get easier as time goes on and I'm so thrilled that she loved it.
I found this quote when I was making Olivia's first year book and it rang so true for me today.
"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever
to have your heart go walking around outside your body."
I have to note that Jim had to be away today. Which I know was really tough for him. She was okay though - they talked about 4 times today. This morning I took a quick 1 minute video and I asked her if she was excited and told her that I loved her, etc. She wanted to say something at the end of the video, but didn't want to say it with the camera on. So I turned it off and asked her what she wanted to say and she turned to me and said "I miss Daddy." Broke.my.heart.
|First day breakfast - french toast, nectarines, & milk|
|I seriously have no idea where she learned to pose.|
|Loved her flowers.|
|Enjoying her flowers. She was nice enough to share.|
|Please excuse Emily's pacifier - long story.|