How did we go from here, freshly turned three and just off to the very first day of preschool:
to last night, graduating and saying goodbye to beloved friends and teachers and heading off to kindergarten in just seven days, so very very fast? This may have been the fastest two years ever. Last night we attended her graduation ceremony, and today she went in for one last morning. At the end of the morning I came in and sat on the couch in their classroom, read books to a bunch of kids while Sofie finished her lunch, and then we said goodbye to the teachers and some of the office staff and left. For good.
I cried. Sofie did not. I am a sentimental sap. Sofie is just happy about what comes next, and very, very excited about kindergarten. Me, I'm hoping I can hold off the waterworks on the first day of school until she is safely deposited in her classroom and I'm out of sight. I don't wanna freak her out.
Here are some pictures from last night's ceremonies...
Note Sofie's princess dress, which she wears everywhere, and faithful old Little Phoenix, currently being dragged around on a blue velvet ribbon "leash."