About a year and a half ago when I mentioned that I was changing jobs, I think I mentioned that one of the perks was that MH could eventually go to "school" there when she turned two. At the time that seemed like a long way away, but like always, time flew by. The months leading up to her second birthday I was so so excited about her coming to work with me for many reasons. One- it was going to save me over an hour of drive time each day since I wouldn't have to take/pick her up somewhere else. Two- I could pop in and see her or observe her (booth with a one way window where I can see her but she can't see me) anytime during the day. Three- It would save us a little bit of money each month since I get a pretty good discount for working there. Four- After working there for an entire year and being able to witness first hand the ins/outs of the preschool program, I knew it was exactly where I wanted her to be. My boss actually ended up letting me start her three weeks before her actual birthday so that I could start at the beginning of the month.
Here is the big girl dressed with her backpack on and snack box in hand ready for her first day.
I have a few more pictures to share of MH with her new friends. Every Friday we have water play day in the afternoons in which the occupational therapists plan various water activities for the kids. I try to go out with Mary Hyatt's class every Friday and last week I was able to snap a few pictures. It's funny how much smaller MH looks than most of her peers. Some of these kiddos are in the class above her, and for the most part, many of the kids in her class now will be moving up at the end of the summer. Our school year lasts from August until July, so in August she will stay in her current class and a bunch of new kiddos will join her.