Monday, January 12, 2009

Ashley's First Day of Kindergarten

At the beginning of September, the long anticipated first day of school arrived! Ashley had been counting down to this day for months and could hardly stand it when her first day of kindergarten finally came. She was so excited for school that she was all ready to go before breakfast, with backpack on and everything. The only problem was that she goes to the afternoon kindergarten which made for a torturously long wait!

Here is Ash all ready to go eating a little breakfast.



About a half hour before the bus was supposed to arrive I finally said we could go outside to wait for the bus. Here we are waiting...


and waiting (still so excited - there were lots of little squeals, jumps, and "Oh Mommy, I can't wait anymore! I'm soooo excited!")...


and waiting...


and waiting some more...
The bus ended up being really late - it finally showed up about 4 minutes after school started. We were on our way back home to get in the car so I could drive Ashley to school when the bus finally arrived.


The bus was the thing Ashley was most excited for.




Ella thought she was going to get to ride the bus too, so when Ash got on and she had to stay behind, she was a little sad.


Ella and I raced to the school to meet the bus and Ash. Here is Ashley sitting in her seat, still so giddy excited.


Ashley meeting her teacher.


Like a psycho first time parent should, I came back to the school when it was time for Ashley to get back on the bus, just to make sure she got on the right bus and that everything was okay. Sure enough, Ash was just fine and was still smiling from ear to ear. Kindergarten has been a huge adventure for Ash and thankfully she is still loving it!

6 comments:

Ashlee said...

Hey! You're back! YAYY!!! I feel so horrible we haven't seen you guys or hung out at all, but it was so fun to get the re-cap on life! I hope you guys are all feeling well and we can meet up sometime soon. Ava just looked at the picture of Ashley and is excited to ride the bus. Someday!
Thanks again for the update!

King Family said...

I am so glad you updated your blog! Your girls are beautiful. Glad you had a great summer. Can you believe you have a child in kindergarten.

zzulie79 said...

Jaymie!!!! I loved all the pictures and the play by play of your adventures. I miss you tons. I love your hair you are a hot MAMA!!:)
XOXO

Kate said...

Jaymie- I posted a comment on one of your old posts, but maybe you don't have it set up to email you when you get a new comment? Anyways, your family is gorgeous! I forgot that Ashley and Noah are the same age. Ashley is just beautiful and looks so grown up- not surprising when the last time I saw her she was a baby. And Ella seems like a little doll with quite a fun personality. Glad to hear you guys are doing good. That's awesome that Derek will be done soon . . . and then on to Residency? Good to see you! You can check out the haps on my fam on katestrongin.blogspot.com

Love ya,
Kate

Gehren and Sam said...

Hey Jaymie, totally random how I found you but this is Sam Taggart, old friend from the BYU 99th ward! I got a Christmas card from you about 2 years ago and never got to writing you a letter. Anyways your kids are beautiful! Our blog is www.gehrenandsam.blogspot.com Hope to hear from you soon!

Brad said...

You guys look great! Came across this by accident, but glad things are going well.