Tuesday, September 1, 2009

a st. paul's day school friend lives here!!!!!

our little miss madeline started her preschool today...she will in fact, as she will proudly tell you , be a "puppy" this year! we went for orientation last week and she was a little unsure when i left the room...but today, after a small amount of hesitation, headed right in to play with playdough!!! she looked just precious waiting for me to pick her up in the carpool line...with her tiny little backpack on - i could truly eat her with a spoon!!!!!

it was funny listening to her tell me about the day...it's like she has some sort of sixth sense that it drives me crazy that ella won't tell me anything...because she was definitely trying to spill the beans! here are a few of the "facts" that i learned from her:

*mrs. poleman gave her lots of hugs
*she played with black playdough
*they ate candy (aka smarties...she technically promptly ate those as soon as she got in the car...they were in her backpack!)
*mrs. poleman told them not to get into the sandbox today on the play ground
*she "poo pooed" at school (sorry people...just relaying the facts!!!!)
*they ate "goldsish" (aka goldfish) for a snack with water to drink
*they sang songs...sounded a little bit like "head & shoulders, knees, & toes"
*she has some "siends" (aka friends) named chloe, "hewen" (aka helen), & patrick
*mrs. poleman is "seet" (aka sweet)

folks - just for the record...this is more detailed information than my 5 1/2 year old has shared with me in the 2 1/2 weeks she has been in school!!!!! i just wish i could be a fly on the wall in both of their classrooms...so i would know every ounce of what was going on!!!!!

i know that madeline's year is going to be great! she was armed with a "puppy placement" and some "pink play dough" that "mrs. poleman" sent home today...what a fun treat from a special teacher! we have been told that mrs. p is the huggiest, loviest, sweetest teacher...and i would say that after just meeting her twice, i would agree! you can see it in her eyes and hear it in her laughter that she loves what she does...and she loves our little ones!!!!

we love you so much, boo boo!!!! don't grow too fast or i just might have to "cwy" (aka cry)!!! you are such a sweetheart and mommy & daddy could not be more proud of you!


Kitty said...

Yay for poo-poo-ing at school!!!!! As far as I'm concerned, HUGE VICTORY!

Mama Mia said...

Hi Mere! My niece Sydney had Mrs. Poleman for K3 at St. Paul's and loved her, and she was also one of Cooper's teachers during a summer camp there one year. She is a doll, so sweet and loving. I'm sure Madeline will have a wonderful year!!! How exciting! love, Jennifer DeFatta

Lori at The Davidson Den said...

I swear that girl looks more and more like Jeffrey every day!!! It's crazy!

So---what are you thinking about the Davidsons visiting? Is it still a possibility for you guys?