Yesterday was Kensington’s first day of kindergarten. I really could write a long post that involves me sobbing and crying, but I won’t. I am so proud of my sweet girl. She is such a mama’s girl and wants to stay with me all the time, so I was so proud of how brave she was.
Andrew and I didn’t know what to expect yesterday morning…Kensington can be really emotional and clingy, so we thought there might be a huge breakdown at her class door…but there wasn’t! It actually went so well!!
We woke her up at 6:30 so that she would have an hour before we needed to leave. She ate her pancakes, watched Max and Ruby and was ready to get dressed. She was all smiles, all happiness and totally ready.
After she got dressed, we went out front for some pictures :).
And then I thought I’d snap a pic of my new flats (because I love them and think you will too!)…
…and someone wanted in on the picture :).
I just love my sweet girl!
We went back inside, grabbed her new backpack and headed out to the car. She wanted a picture of the back of her…
…and the front too :).
On the way to school, I looked back and Smith was so sad. He said he didn’t want her to go. Bless his sweet heart!
Before we got out of the car, we took a family selfie.
And then we walked her into school and she was gone. All smiles, all bounce, all happiness…my baby girl is in school now.
This sweet girl is my little miracle baby. I really wasn’t sure if I would ever be a mama and she made me one. These last six years have gone by so quickly, and I would do them over again in a heartbeat. When I die, I hope they say at my funeral that my greatest joy in life came from Christ first and then right after that, from being a mama.
For fun, I asked Kensington some questions before we left for school and here is what she said…
1. How old are you?
2. What is your favorite color?
3. What is your favorite food?
Macaroni and Cheese
4. What is your favorite TV show?
Dora and Friends in the City
5. What is your favorite holiday?
6. What is your favorite thing to do with Mom?
7. What is your favorite thing to do with Dad?
8. What is your favorite thing to do with Smith?
9. What excites you the most about having Ashby home?
Playing with her all the time
10. What are you most excited about this year in kindergarten?
11. What are you most nervous about this year in kindergarten?
17. What are you going to name your kids when you grow up?
Dawn and Eve
I have no idea where she came up with Dawn and Eve???? But she said it ;).
It’s gong to be such a great year for Kensington! She is going to have the very best time, meet so many new people, learn so much and grow so much too. As much as I don’t want her getting bigger, with each stage comes new and fun sides of her. She is such a sweet little girl and has a huge heart for her family. We are always so proud of her!