Preschool started today. Not mother's-day-out, but official preschool. We snapped a few pics on the front porch before we left, a challenge as usual, this time due to both the dreary weather and a very excited three year old.
Sam had a great first day. He has three new classroom teachers and the same ROMP and Chapel teachers as last year. This year he gets to go to music and computers, and Tuesdays are show-n-tell days! I'll be curious to know how well he "tells" about his special item each week.
He knows four kids from the two previous year's classes but has a lot of names yet to learn. They played a name game where Ms. Heather sang a song and called out one person's name while the kids sat in a circle. That person was supposed to come to the center of the circle and dance. Sam said only he and one other friend danced when their names were called because the other kids were "too shy". He showed me, in the middle of the store, what his dance looked like. It was a pretty cool move - something he calls "the corkscrew".
Ms. Heather told me when I picked him up that Sam was so precious and sweet that she just wanted to squeeze him. I was totally surprised based on the fact that he's been driving us crazy at home and I think I blurted out "You're kidding?" instead of saying something nice like, "Aw, thank you!" Oops.
Because he had such a great day we made a detour on our way home and stopped for ice cream. We were going to try a new frozen yogurt place but I noticed just as we pulled into the parking spot that it was closed. I started to panic, then spotted a B&R right across the street. The real stuff. Even better!
Sam ate a whole kids' cone, which looked just as big as my regular cone, and loved every bite, right down to the ice cream "soup" he slurped up from what dripped in his cup. He didn't push his scoop off his cone with his tongue either - a first!
Daddy and I are hoping a good first day is a good sign for the rest of the year!