Riley has now been to 8 days of preschool. 8 days in, and she absolutely loves it. I have to say, I was hesitant to put her in preschool. I mean, she has been home with me since day 1, and because I set my own work schedule, there was no NEED to put her in preschool. And I LIKE having her home with me during the day! But she was really wanting to have some friends to play with, and Mark and I agree we want her to learn some social skills in preschool that we can't provide for her at home, and so we decided it was time for her to go to preschool 3 mornings a week. I dropped her off on the first day and she gave me a quick wave goodbye and never looked back.
She adores her friends at school. She adores her teachers. She is learning new songs and getting to play with new games, she pretty much loves every single thing about it. And I get to have some one on one time with Jackson now during the week, and even get some errands done like grocery shopping, which is so so much easier with only one toddler in tow!
Every day she has preschool we do a little preschool journal... basically a place where she can tell me about her day, draw a picture, and eventually I will put her daily preschool picture in it! Yes, I said daily. I take a picture of her every morning before school... with her super awesome outfits and facial expressions, I plan on putting all the pictures together into a little video at the end of the year! So far so good, haven't missed a day yet, so hopefully I can keep it up!
All the above pictures were taken on her first day of school. Obviously before her traumatic fall, so she still has all her teeth. :) It makes me sad looking at these pictures and her cutest little smile, knowing she won't ever have that little baby smile again. :( Sigh, I guess I just have to get over it.