Here it is... the moment you've all been waiting for:
The First Day of Kindergarten Photo Shoot.
Featuring thoughts from our reluctant model.... Lily Bird!
"Mom said to hold this paper. Not sure why but... whatever."
"Ok, Ok, Dad. I got this. You can let go now."
"What does this say anyway?"
"Who cares if you can't read the paper? This is as good as you're gonna get, lady. Now snap the photo."
"What? It's Mom's first day of kindergarten, too?? Woo to the Hoo!"
"Aw, shucks. I know I'm cute. It's my cross to bear..."
"No matter how the day goes, at least I've got my cute shoes on."
"Wait just a doggone minute. There's iPads at this class???"
"I just might like kindergarten after all."
The general education kindergarten classroom door, with Lily's name on the far left purple crayon.
And a close-up:
The first day wouldn't be complete without a special treat for the teacher!
Want to make your own "apple for the teacher" treat? It's super easy. I got the original idea from the website Event Trender, I just "cuted" it up a little.
Caramel Apple Dip:
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
15 oz tub caramel apple dip (I used Marzetti's brand)
Heath Bits 'O Brickle toffee bits
Mix cream cheese and a nice big spoonful or two of caramel dip to a creamy consistency - and to your liking. Add a few spoonfuls to a half-pint wide mouth mason jar and spread around the bottom. Add a thin layer of plain caramel dip on top. Finish with a sprinkling of toffee bits. Close jar and slip into a clear cellophane bag. Add a granny smith apple right on top. Tie bag off with a cute ribbon. Add a tag and you're set!
I got three good size servings of dip from this recipe.
And I downloaded the gift tag from Brown Paper Packages, a really lovely website with lots of fun things to browse.
I'll share more details Friday but Lily had a great first day of school. Her teacher told me she wanted to do cartwheels it went so well!
Lily came home ready to eat supper by 4, then she and I curled up to watch a little Backyardigans, and by 5:30, this was the scene in my house:
a totally wiped-out kiddo.
And if you want to know the truth, I won't be too far behind. It's been quite the day.
Here's to a great year!