Thursday, August 21, 2008

First day of Kindergarten

Today was Camden's first day of Kindergarten. Camden hopped right out of bed this morning excited about her first day. Too excited to even eat breakfast. She was ready in no time. She has uniforms this year and she looked beautiful as ever. Mrs. Chastity arrived bright and early to watch sissy while mommy took Camden to school. We grabbed her back pack, lunch and and orange juice for the road. (She will have a snack at 9:30am each morning)

We arrived to a room full of new friends. Lots of excitement. Maybe a bit too much for Miss Camden. She was greeted by Mrs. Badan and she was shown her cubby. She found a seat next to a sweet little girl named Ella. Then... the tears began to flow. Yes, Camden and Mommy's. Then some hugs and love. I think we recovered quite well:0)

Mrs. Baden then called everyone over for circle time and explained what to expect for the day, rules and then reviewed the date, day of the week, etc. Camden was doing great!

8:30 am- Time for chapel. Off Mrs. Baden's class went, each holding their mat in hand to sit on in Chapel. They sang "Our God is an Awesome God", listened to the story of the lost lamb (told by a lamb), recited the Lord's prayer and ended on "Jesus loves me". What and awesome time to share with Camden on her first day.

On our way back to the room Camden asked"Are you leaving now?" I told her "Yes , once we got back to the room and comfortable" She smiled," Alrighty!" That was when I knew she was ready. I slipped out right after everyone returned to circle time in the room.

I left a part of me in Kindergarten today. It was so exciting watching her explore a new time in her life. But, my baby......So BIG....

Daddy, Berkleigh and I picked Camden up promptly at 3:15. A small girl in her class immediately came up to me and said," Me and her made friends today. We got to know each other. My name is Ella." Camden's smile said it all! She has a new friend and that's all she needed! Kindergarten is great!


  1. I am just so proud of her and the big girl she is becoming, she has such a special place in my heart. I am so happy I got to be a small part of her special day!!!

  2. Oh my goodness. How precious! I remember those days of my Little Ones taking their first steps into their independence. Time flies too fast! Kody celebrated his 11th Birthday last week! I stumbled across pictures of his delivery... Tears..... Children are our most precious gift from God! It was so nice of you to share such a special moment of your life! Good luck and blessings of an amazing first year of school!