Wednesday, September 8, 2010

1st Day of School (aka The Day My Baby Grew Up!)

Yesterday was Addison's first day of Preschool. I think I did pretty good letting her go. I didn't cry, but I was saddened by the thought of her growing up so quickly. Soon she will be off to college, getting married and having babies of her own. (Hopefully in that order! LOL)

Addison is to the stage where she has to pick out every article of clothing that she puts on. She will tell me how she wants her hair done. What bows to put on, as well as the elastic bands that go in her hair. She wants to put her own shoes on and thinks she knows which ones goes best with what she is wearing. It kind of makes me sad to think that she is growing so quickly and that she has her own mind and opinions!

Addison was so excited for school that she put her backpack on at 10:30 AM and wouldn't take it off except to get in the car to actually go to school. (School doesn't start until 12:30 PM) The teachers at her school told me when I picked her up after class that she kept her backpack on until they went outside to play.

I had to do the 'mom' thing and take pictures of my little girl on her first day of school. Addison was such a good sport about it.

I love her big fake smile. Can you tell just by looking at her that she was ecstatic to go to school?
Showing off her Hello Kitty "packpack".
Oh, I love her smile. I can not get enough of it!!!
Speaking of dressing herself. She told me that she wanted to wear her Popsicle shirt, orange shoes and have her hair done in criss cross with purple bows. I think she did a pretty good job of deciding what to wear!
I love you little/big girl!!!


Ashley said...

I can't believe she is off to school already! Before I know it, that will be us! She really did do a great job picking out her outfit. What a cute personality!

Gwyl said...

She did a great job dressing herself. Smart little girl with a big smile.

Jenni Elyse said...

Does she call her backpack Hello Kitty? It's Strawberry Shortcake, isn't it? She looks super cute getting ready to go to school! I can't believe she's old enough.

Lindsay said...

i think you've got a little fashionista on your hands :)

Beth said...

She is such a big girl! She did a great job picking out her clothes and it's no wonder she wanted her book bag the whole time. She left home with Strawberry Shortcake and came home with Hello Kitty? Maybe mom needs to watch more TV to get her characters straight! Or maybe mom was hungry and fantasizing about Kit Kats and Cake!

The Morris Family said...

You guys got me! I have no idea why I was calling it Hello Kitty when I know full well that it is Strawberry Shortcake. I am going with the excuse 'Pregnancy Brain". I can only use that excuse for the next couple of days!

Pattersonfamilyof4 said...

So dang cute!

Deon said...

Holy cats! Addison is so beautiful. More than just cute--she is beautiful. I love, love, love her coloring. And, yes, she did a fantastic job of putting her look together!

Jen, I keep thinking about you and Baby Girl, and I am getting so excited for the big day! Hang in there!

Chelsea M said...

I love it! School pictures are so fun. I'm totally going to try that hairdo. I have a hard time thinking of what to do with Brianna's hair. Wish you were nearby and could do it for her! :) Brianna says "packpack" too! So cute.