Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ellie's First Day of Preschool

Ellie was so excited to go to school! Last night was the Open House, on the way there Ellie was already telling me that she likes her school. Christy, my friend and running partner, is the teacher so Ellie KNOWS it will be fun. We all went in to Ellie's school today to drop her off. Gracie and Ellie got there before Addie and I did, Ellie was already busy enjoying the activities that were set out for her to do. She was excited to be there and really enjoyed her day. She was excited about the snack, a Fruit Snack. She was worried she got sunburned because they played outside for recess.

There are 10 kids in Ellie's class. She goes Tuesdays and Thursday mornings for 2 hours.

Gracie went to Miss (she really is married, I think she feels it's easier for the kids to say Miss rather than Mrs.) Christy's school 2 years ago...and felt Christy might want her help. Gracie asked Christy, she said Gracie could stay anytime she wanted to help. Gracie stayed today. Christy did say Gracie was a great helper because she knew what to do and could show all the kids.

Ellie sure is a little lady. She is very polite. She always says “no thank you” if she doesn’t want something. She tells me “I love you” out of the blue. She loves Addie and tries to help her as much as Gracie does. She ends up getting in trouble for being too helpful and hurting Addie at times. She likes to dress up. She always wants to wear skirts. She loved getting make-up for her birthday, we still need to supervise her applying it. She is such a joy to have in our family. I am so thankful for her. She talks with a darling little lisp, yet talks in such an adult manner, she is becoming more mature all of the time. She loves to help me when cooking or with the laundry. She is really good at folding washcloths and dishcloths. She really is a great helper. There are challenges throughout the day when she is eager to do whatever Gracie is doing even if she is too young/small. She loves to feel big. She is learning her alphabet pretty good, she knows probably one third of the upper case letters. She is doing great! She loves to sing. I enjoy her singing with me as I sing at bedtime to Gracie and Ellie in their room. Since Ellie’s 3rd birthday, she has been wearing panties to bed. She has had a couple accidents but is truly doing great. Way to go Ellie! I love you!


BenandErica said...

Your girls are so cute. I love them to death. I wish we could see you guys more often. I can't wait till we get to go on our trip. It will be lots of fun. I am excited that the kids get to come. It will be fun.

Anonymous said...

hi lorna tell ellie and gracie hi and congats on their first days of school. lott

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