Monday, October 03, 2011

Hello, Kindergarten!

Ever since she turned five in February, Ryleigh has been asking when she could go to school. In fact, the morning of her birthday, she woke up & asked, "So...when am I going to school?" So, after a flurry of

 filling out paperwork,

picking out school supplies (can you tell that this girl loves pink?), 

ordering uniforms, registering, etc., the day FINALLY came.

She looks a little sleepy in these photos, but she was super excited!

A few facts about Kindergarten:
  • She has 10 other kids in her class & five of them are from our church. (Yeah, we had a baby boom that year - a total of 11 babies born between February & September!)
  • Her teacher is Miss Rachel Thomas & Ryleigh really loves her.
  • She says that her favorite part about school is recess & music class. Mrs. Jessica Maloyed is her music teacher & is obviously doing a great job with her students. I was really surprised this past Sunday in church when Ryleigh started pointing out half notes in the hymnal!
  • She is my little bookworm & really loves Library Day, when she is allowed to check out a book from the school library to bring home. Seems like she reads constantly & is now starting to read books to Grant & Sabrina. 
  • One of her favorite friends from school is Jaron Reese. I was shocked and caught off guard today when she got in the van & she said, "Guess what I did to Jaron, today? I kissed him!" Both Jeff & I said "WHAT?!" which sent her immediately ducking behind the seat with embarassment. She wouldn't talk any more about it for the longest time, but then later said that she had only blown him a kiss. Hopefully that's all it was & it didn't scar him for life! :-)
  • Last week she came home with an announcement/permission slip for a field trip to Reptile Land in a couple of weeks. For some reason, she thought we might not let her go & acted so surprised & excited when I told her that she can definitely go. Several times throughout the weekend, she would randomly give me a super tight hug and thank me profusely for letting her go on her field trip. She is such a funny girl!


Mornings in Kansas said...

Awww... she's so sweet! I can't believe my little flower girl is so grown up! :' ) Miss you guys!!

Brenda said...

So sweet! Glad she is so excited about school!