Sunday, February 01, 2009

First day of Kindy/Pre prep what ever you call it

Ellyse had her first morning at Kindy (in Queensland this used to be called Kindergarter, but since the introduction of a full time Prep program they are now calling it pre prep, I can't quite get my head around it so I will probably change between the two terms which mean the same me anyway!), she had a fantastic time and has been looking forward to going back.

Tomorrow and Wednesday she will attend from 9-1:30 and then from next Monday it is Monday-Wednesday 9-2:30. I am as excited as I am saddened that my baby, my little girl, my very first born will be heading off to begin her formal learning. I am excited that she will be challenged, that she will make new friends, that she will thrive in a formal learning environment, but I am sad that we will miss out on doing so many things together, it really is the end of an era. )oh dear I am getting teary). I worry if I have done enough to prepare her, if she will be ok without me all day (am I crazy, of course she will!)... guess I am more worried for me and my feelings as I know how excited she is.

Then there is Ashton to think about. How lovely for us to finally share some one on one time together, to get to play together, learn together and know eachother. Oh how he will miss his little mate though, I have a feeling he will want my undivided attention for a while.

Anyway enough of that emotional stuff. I know she is ready to boss those teachers around, and that she is so looking forward to making some new friends. Here she is on our front stairs on her first day.

And the sheet bag I made for her tonight. I wanted to applique her name on it but ran out of time, will have to add it later on.

Here is some fabric I picked up at Spotlight today. I just love the camo one, if you can't tell it has frogs in various shapes and sizes on it and little orange fish. This will become some shorts for Ashton and for a friend's little boy who turns one in 2 weeks.

This other fabric is called boardshort fabric, I hadn't ever noticed it before but it is lovel and soft and will make some great shorts for Ellyse for next summer.

Oh and I almost forgot these three beauties. I was at a gorgeous quilting shop last week and pickup these three fat quarters for $9. Not sure what I am going to do with them but I think they are lovely.


Brissmiths said...

She looks so cute in her kindy outfit. It's great that she is really enjoying her first school experience. Love what you have added into your stash. I have some of the frog fabric too waiting to be made into a pair of shorts.
Susan :)

Cass said...

She looks great in her outfit and I am sure she will have a fantastic time and so will you and Ashton

Karen said...

Oh Andrea - you made me cry reading this!! (Cos I know I will be feeling the same this time next year!)
She is adorable in her outfit and I am sure that she is absolutely ready to go and learn and discover.
I hope you and Ashton don't miss her too much.

Little Munchkins said...

I know how you feel. Excited for her and sad that she is growing up so quickly. The important thing is she is happy to go to kindy (and wearing a cute outfit too!)

donna said...

The first day of kindy is big - we had our second day today and I think it was just as huge.

Thankyou for commenting on my blog and allowing me to find you. You share a very similar life to me - girl and boy that look like similar ages, love being crafty and living in Brisbane. Nice to know sometimes that I am not the only one out there going through these things.