Monday, August 11, 2008

Begin the Begin

It's the first day of school! Annika started kindergarten and Dagny started the preschool program at a local daycare today.

As we trundled Annika out to the bus stop this morning, Doug remarked that it's the beginning of her time. It's no longer in our control and about what we are doing - it's the start of Annika's doings. As you can see, she was pretty excited about it when we left the house but a little nervous by the time we got to the bus stop. Doesn't she look tiny compared to those other kids? That's the Keegan's kid, the Thomas's kid and Maddie (Annika's idol).

Dagny was equally excited to help write her name on all of her stuff and put it in her Wiggles backpack. She digs a backpack.

Here she waxes contemplative in the car on the way to school. She insisted on riding with the backpack on her lap.

To update on the Potty Train, Dagny had zero accidents yesterday and is still wearing the underpants I put her in this morning (Elmo, by the way). If that is not a victory, I don't know what is.

She took to the school very easily and didn't seem to care that it was new or that I was leaving her there. She immediately jumped into the puzzle action and started checking out the kitchen center. The snack was goldfish instead of animal crackers, which was a disappointment but that's the only negative thing we've heard so far.

In other news, since Grammy was out of town yesterday, Doug and I skipped church and took turns doing the Roswell 40 mile ride with Leslie, David and Natalie. Leslie and David did 80 miles! Very fun. : ) I even saw Mark G. out for his run. He's signed up for Kiawah also. Come on, Lotzie . . . you know you want to do it! All of the cool kids are going.

And, I've learned from my social networking activities that two of my old friends are now doing triathlons! Whoo! And my friend Sara called to ask advice as she trains for her first race. I love to hear about the converts. Someone else starting to do triathlons is almost as good as them moving into our neighborhood. One of my cousins will be working at the Forsyth County Northside a few days a week in her new job - she is a more likely candidate for the neighborhood.


Kevin said...

It must be great that school has started. For those of us without kids, we dread school going back because it means having to get up 30 minutes earlier to get to work on time

One of these days I need to get out there and try that roswell route

Wes said...

Ahhhh... The silver lining. You hate for the kids to grow up, but you revel in the new found freedom. LOL... It is the little things. The girls are growing up. No doubt. They look so cute going off to school!

After Anika's total lake of shyness at Iron Girl, I had no doubt that Dagny would take to school like a fish to water :-)

Love it!

Dorothy Gould said...

Steph, Doug's words are true, she will come so much into her own this year of Kindergarten. She does look super excited, great pics of Dagny as well.

WOOHOO on the potty training! Today I decided to let them be bare...we had a few accidents, but are moving in the right direction.

Did you know Mass will be in the new digs starting this Friday? My mom saw it as she is an EM and had to attend training, she said it is absolutely beautiful.

Emily said...

Cute City!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm going to call soon and ask Annika how school was!