Wednesday, July 22, 2009

It's about that time

In just 4 weeks, Beth will start kindergarten. She's so excited! We've been reading a new book about kindergarten every week. Today, it was Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten.

Last week, I took her shopping for school uniforms. The girl loves clothes, but I have never seen her so excited to try on so many things. It's hilarious to see her coming out of the dressing room, trying to hold up her skirt or with pants so big and so long. My sweet girl got my long legs (I think the only thing that proves she's mine, since she looks like her daddy), so it's been tough to get her fitted right. However, for the first time in her life, I think, I'm going to have to hem a pair of pants and not take them up in the waist! The skirts and skorts will be taken in at the waist tonight, though. She has already told me what she wants to wear the first day of school- a skirt.

This past weekend, while Yaya and Popi were in town, they took her school supply shopping. It was so exciting for her to pick out her supplies- pink, of course, if she could.
Looking for pink in the construction paper. Nope, just plain ol' colors.

Yaya talked about how she loves the smell of new crayons and convinced Beth to smell them. Beth just loves new crayons because they're sharp.
We got folders (no pink), construction paper, pencils, pencil sharpener, colors, and more.
I love school supplies even though I'm not teaching or a student anymore. There's just something exciting (or nerdy) about new supplies. I have to keep myself from buying them when they go on sale. I really don't need any more spiral notebooks beyond the 20 I have at the house already! But, when they're only 10 cents... As for Beth, we still have a few things to get (boring things, like kleenex and hand sanitizer), and then she'll be ready to go!
Oh, Jacob got his own pack of crayons too, though Beth has used them more. He also got a toy shark and toy penguin. He wasn't neglected. Not that you thought he would be, but still.

4 comments :

Casey (@ Ever-Changing Life) said...

I just can't believe she would want to wear a skirt! :)

J.J. said...

I love school supplies too! I have to take the kids to get that done this week.

They read *Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten* in Amanda's Kinder class :)

I don't have a Kindergartener this year. Seems strange after having W in Kinder last year and A the year before that.

yaya said...

Thank you so much Laura for allowing us to be a part of Beth's first trip shopping for her first school supplies. How special it was. Thank you so much for including us.
AND...the smell of new crayons. What sweet memories. I hope she never forgets.

Fred said...

Jacob and I like the taste of new crayons.