Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Day of Kindergarten - Berlin

Augh! My baby is going to Kindergarten today. Crazy crazy stuff. She has been so excited for this day to arrive. When Ryan gave Finley his Father's school blessing last week (the big kids start a week earlier than the kindergartners) Berlin wanted one too, so she got a quick one. But last night she got another one - the real deal Father's blessing and it was really nice.

Being that it was her first day of school, she got her Kinder-cone. It's a German tradition to give a "Schultute" to kids on the 1st day of their first year in school. It's usually filled with school supplies, but in Kindergarten you don't really need much in way of supplies, so she got some pencils, spiral notebook, a pencil case, a new pair of shoes, pj's, leggings, chap-stick, and a mini lego set. Lucky duck. Here she is with the Schultute that I made for her.



 

Making Silly faces ... She is one goofy kid - so glad she's mine.




She is officially a Raccoon for the next 7 years of her life.



She was so excited when she woke up that she asked me to do her hair in Gretel braids. GASP! Unheard of from the girl who loves to leave her hair down (and uncombed) most of the time. 

She was also so proud of her backpack. She took it to Germany a year ago and it drowned her. It fits her so much better this this year.

 

Here she is with her good friend, Miss A. They are in the same class together and are very excited! 

I am so excited for her in this new adventure. Now, what shall I do with 3 hours to myself each day?

1 comment:

Our Family of 5 said...

LOVE IT!! and love miss berlin. Can't wait to hear how her first day went...we should have her and Keegan compare notes! :) Maybe we need to skype or something. We miss you guys.