Wednesday, August 24, 2011

First Day of School 2011-2012!

I can't believe another school year is officially in full swing!  2011-2012 brings a lot of changes for Olivia.  She is no longer going to Mrs. West's home daycare (Mrs. West retired).  She is officially a pre-schooler.  She is attending Children's Discovery Center, a Christian Montessori school and happy to report she LOVES it!  She is the bravest 3 year old I know.  She had absolutely no fear or anxiety about starting at her new school.  Here she is the morning of her first day.  In fact, the only problem we had came at the end of the day.  You know, most kids cry when they are dropped off and taken away from their parents.  Well, not Olivia.  She cried BECAUSE I came to pick her up.  You can imagine how proud I felt as a parent, ripping my child away from her new school in tears.

And here are my girls together.  Don't let Juju fool you.  She was MORE than ready to go back to school.  We have discovered this summer that she gets bored at home.  You know how "most kids" would be extra tired the first couple of days back to school.  Well  you guessed it, not Juliana.  She has been more alert and awake since she's been back to school than the whole summer she was off.  
 Here she is with Ms. Linda at Our Children's House. Juliana comes here for about an hour and a half before the school bus picks her up and then for about an hour after school.  She also gets all her therapy here.  What a blessing - We love you OCH!
 Here is Livi getting dropped off for her first day.  Look at her - not even a little nervous! 
 I guess it helps that all her friends from Mrs. West's house ended up together again at CDC!
 And here are some great pictures of Juliana at her school Clifton.  Because her birthday is in September, she got to have an extra year of Pre-Kinder which we were thrilled about.  This means she will have the same teachers for 3 years.  Juliana LOVES them and they love her and better yet the know her.  Here they are reviewing colors.
 Another reason we are so happy with Clifton is that they have been awesome at implementing her PODD book.  They were just as excited as we were about this system.

Thank you Jesus - We are off to a great start!

1 comment:

  1. I just love these school pictures. They are growing up so fast. They are very lucky girls to have such fun places to go to everyday. They are for sure building steps for a bright future. Love you girls