At 7:00 this morning, Ella came running into our room... fully dressed and ready to go. "Today is my first day of Kindergarten!!!!" Needless to say, she was very excited. We gave her breakfast, fashioned her hair "just so" and finished packing her backpack. The kid was truly floating on air.
Last night we checked and double checked everything that she would be taking with her to school: emergency medicine kits, check... snacks, check... school supplies, check... labels on everything, check! We actually had a lot of fun putting it all together.
Her med alert bracelet is quite snazzy. It is made of crystal beads and a lilac adorned, silver plate, detailing everything that could send her into anaphylaxis. Not clunky like the bands of yesteryear; just delicate and complimentary to whatever outfit she might throw together.
Daddy took her to school; Mommy stayed home like a total wimp. (What can I say? I am out of waterproof mascara!) Ella was beaming. Some of the other kids were not so excited. But she just pranced up to her classroom, smiling from ear to ear. I cannot wait to hear all about her first day when I pick her up.