Monday, September 12, 2011

first day of pre-k!

I'm back!  Our new computer arrived this weekend and I've been in heaven ever since!  Besides all of the computer drama, we have had quite a bit going on around here lately.  

Last week was Poppy's first day of preschool!  I can hardly believe it!  She is going to the same school she went to last year, but she is in the UPK program this year which is 5 mornings a week.  At first I was unsure about having her go 5 days, but going any less is not an option.  She only goes for 2 1/2 hours, so it's actually working out pretty good, and Sam naps the entire time she is at school, so I've been getting a ton of things around the house done lately!

The night before her first day we had our annual "Back to School Feast".  When she saw the way that the table was set and I told her it was to celebrate her first day of school, she was beyond excited...

Poppy picked out the lovely red, white & blue flowers for the centerpiece.  We had Korean bulgogi and rice for dinner with sparkling apple juice to drink.  And chocolate zucchini cupcakes for dessert!

I'm pretty sure Sam liked the cupcakes. :)

A new notebook, a few pens and a chapter book to start the year off right!  She has been bringing the little mermaid chapter book to school every day and one of her teachers reads her a chapter each morning.  She loves it so far!

This year, I'm the room mom for Poppy's class and the teachers asked me to bring in snacks for the first week.  I made these cupcakes (as seen on pinterest, of course!) and brought in a bag of fresh apples.  Poppy was beaming when she got to bring them into the classroom.  And they were so easy to make!
 My big girl on her first day!  


Elizabeth Frick said...

I bow down to you, Martha Stewart mama! :)
I think we might have to steal the back-to-school feast idea. Olive is going to "real" school for the first time on Friday, and I'm in a near-panic. It's only twice a week for 2 1/2 hours, but I'm dreading it. But I think she'll love it. But we definitely want to make a nice big deal out of it.
LOVE reading about you guys again!!!

Natalie said...

I CANNOT EVEN BELIEVE THAT SHE IS IN PRE-K!!!! I still remember them eating yogurt bites on the front porch when they were a year old!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the back-to-school feast idea -- we usually do something special for dinner on the first day but I really like the idea of having a feast the night before.

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

I love all the little pieces you shared here... the feast, those cupcakes, the first day of school photo... How fun!!

(And I giggled out loud when I saw Sam in his post-cupcake glory.)

Michelle said...

You are a Pinterest junkie. But such great ideas here. Thanks for sharing!

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