Harper started preschool today. It was a wonderful day for all of us. I was so excited to see her go play and learn with new people, and she was thrilled to be there.
We got up, ate some breakfast, and brushed her teeth. She got dressed and carried her backpack to the car for school (after some front-porch pictures, of course). On our way to school she told me that she was going to play in the sandbox; I couldn't believe she remembered it from 3 months ago. She carried her backpack on her back and walked right to her classroom.
When we got there, she went to play and never looked back. I had to go interrupt her for a kiss and a "bye, mommy." It is a great feeling to see her excited about school and so social with everyone.
When I picked her up I of course started the mom thing with "what did you do at school?" I got a few things like, ate oranges, played with a ball, and sang wheels on the bus. She's so funny. I will note that she is now calling me "momma" because she said she heard a boy crying for his momma but that she'd be right back. She's also started singing "Ol' McDonald" 5 million times perfectly even though I've sang that to her for 2 1/2 years, probably a million times myself. So funny.
I'm so proud of my little Harper. She'll be going twice a week this year and I look forward to all of the fun things she'll learn and do.