Today the twins FINALLY got to join Ava and go to preschool themselves. I have to laugh at this statement. Because, if we're being totally honest here, if someone had suggested sending Ava at 2 1/2 to preschool 1 day a week I would have been horrified at the thought of sending her so young. And yet here we are, all pretty excited about the prospect. : )
A local church in the area has a great ministry for moms where you can send your kids up to two days a week for a morning and they play, teach and learn memory verses and have a really neat program for them. We had put them on the wait list last spring, just talking through it, and when it opened up, God provided a way, and it felt like a good thing for all.
They have been hilarious about it. . .as in SO excited. It was a bit painful for them to see Ava start and not get to go themselves. I have a feeling it's going to be hard again as they learn they don't go as often as Ava. This morning the first day finally came. They skipped their way through getting dressed and were pretty proud to go out on the front step and take their own "first day of school" photos. I know I should have weeded through more pictures, but they were too funny, I couldn't. : )
Proudly posing with their "dora" backpacks
This shot is such a classical "Kate" expression
They were feeling quite photogenic : )
Of course, big sister had to join in. Ava was hilarious all morning . . .trying to prepare them. There was an open house a week ago where we all got to go and stay and play. Ava kept telling them, "You have to go by yourselves today. Mommy isn't staying with you." They just looked at her like, "Yeah? So?"
Walking in. Can you tell they aren't too nervous about me leaving?
Holding hands and ready to go!
Kate quickly found the phone. She's probably calling her friends to tell them how annoyed she is her mom won't just up and leave already.
Olivia with the kitchen. Doesn't this shot scream, "You can go now mom . . ."And with a kiss from each I was off. You can tell my girls process new situations differently. When I went to pick Ava up this morning before we picked Kate and Olivia up, Ava asked me, "Were Kate and Olivia scared to go by themselves mom?" I think the answer could clearly be "not at all." : )
So end results? Girls had fun and mommy ended up with sparkling bathrooms that she was able to clean in peace. Success for all. : )