Today is the girls’ last day of preschool (pre-K). It’s the end of an era. As Ro and Ree are fond of telling me, several (hundred) times a day “We are big girls now, mama.” Yes you are, lovies. Beautiful, sweet, funny, creative, strong, smart big girls. And definitely not babies any longer. (sob) Ro white dress, Ree blue dress Their very first day of preschool was Monday Nov 26, 2007. Ro and Ree were tiny little peeps, just over two years old. It seems like I’ve taken pictures of everything, but startlingly there’s no formal picture on that first day (I guess I was too frazzled to even think of it). Ro is in the white shirt with pink sleeves (holding Pink Nanni), and Ree is in the white shirt with green sleeves (holding Yellow Nanni). I stayed at the preschool with them for as many days as they needed me to, sometimes cramming my butt into a tiny blue chair in the back of the room and sometimes peeking in from the office: At the end of the first week, we were all pretty proud of ourselves. :-) The girls even got a lollipop at pickup that day. I like pictures like these because you can see how tall the girls are in relation to the cupboard handle (see the difference from today’s pics above? Wow.) Ro pink shirt, Ree blue shirt.
I grabbed a little video after they finished their first week of preschool: (direct link to video) And then remembered to take one today, two and a half years later, on the last day. I couldn’t resist asking about the lollipop I dropped when we visited scary Santa in 2007, just to see if they remembered (they did): (direct link to video) Congratulations baby girls, I mean big girls. Now let the summer vacation begin!