Yesterday was Miss Madeley’s first day of Pre-K!
Friends, this is the first time in 11 years that I haven’t been home with a kiddo during the week. Now, all four Shull kids officially go to school five days a week. I wasn’t ready, BUT SHE SURE WAS! Madeley was SO excited about starting school! She’s been counting down since the big kids all started back. This girl loves her new school!
Since we’re talking Pre-K, I thought I’d take a little stroll down memory lane…
…look how sweet they all look!! They all got too big too quickly.
Last winter, after 8.5 years at the same preschool, we made a switch to a new school and even though it was a decision that weighed so heavily on me, it was the RIGHT one for this kiddo. She absolutely grew and thrived the second semester.
At her new school, the Pre-K program is either 2, 3 or 5 days a week and after much prayer, chatting with her speech therapist, asking Ashby’s kinder teacher from last year questions and other discussion, we decided to enroll her in the five day a week program. Now, thankfully, there will still be some Fridays where we get to “play”, but for the most part, this girly is in school now full-time too. On Friday morning, we went to Meet the Teacher where we saw her new classroom and met her two new teachers. They were absolutely precious and M talked all weekend about how she was ready to go. This mama heart might have been sad, but it made me so happy to see her enthusiasm.
She picked “princesses” for the backpack this year which made me smile, and then, I must give a HUGE shout out to someone I’ve never met before but has made all four of my kiddos’ nap mats…Precious ‘n Prosper on Etsy. This is Madeley’s third year with her nap mat (they don’t nap in Pre-K but rest after lunch and recess a minute) and look how good it still looks after many, many washings!
We had to get a back pic too 🙂 !
All ready to load up and GO!
A quick pic inside the building before she walked into class. I just love this kiddo so much!! I know she’s going to have a great year. The thing about adoption is that you miss out on so much at the beginning of their lives. I missed 23 months of Madeley…but boy, I am so overwhelmed with thankfulness that I’ve gotten to be there for every day since then. This kid is so special to me, and I am so thankful to be her mama.
I immediately left school a little teary and cheered myself up with Starbucks 😉 .
That’s it for Pre-K! Friends, don’t forget about this…
…my #allthefall Giveaway is happening NOW! If you want to win one of these fun kitchen gadgets, you need to check out yesterday’s post HERE.