“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in." - Rachel Carson

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Day of School!

  Today was Rowan's first day of preschool for the year, and she woke up brimming with excitement. I just can't help thinking what a difference from her first day last year, when there were loads of tears (both her and I). I'll take the smiles today! Aaron happened to have today off, so he got to help take her to school and when we picked her up we went out for cookies. She had a great day playing castle and kitchen with her friends, practicing writing her letter A, and napping. I wish I could go back to preschool. She also thanked us for not coming early and interrupting afternoon circle. So, our big three year-old seems to be well-adjusted for the moment, which is a huge, happy sigh of relief for us.

She was cold this morning so she thought she needed to wear a sweater and my scarf...jumping with excitement!

Quite pleased with her look..

Standing in front of the Rowan tree

What a happy child

Love, love, love


  1. So So sweet!!! Thanks for posting this and including us in your lives~ So glad there were smiles this year and she is so happy. The choice of the navy background for the first day of school dress was the right one... Adorable!!! Nannie's heart is warm and full of love for all of you. xoxo