Here she is before we left for school, saying bye to Pee Wee, her favorite doggie. She really wanted to take Pee Wee to school and was upset that I wouldn't let her. I think she wanted a little comfort, because as excited as she was to be off to school, she was definitely nervous too. Big changes ahead!
I've said all along, I thought Ryley would take Lilly's absence pretty hard. She has a great imagination, but Lilly directed so much of what the girls did on a day to day basis, I don't think Ryley really knows what to do with herself. She has been my shadow all day! However, I've been facing the fact that all these changes are inevitable (unless I chose to home school, which I am not interested in). I think it will really turn into a growing and learning experience for both Ryley and I. She and I can now spend some special time just the two of us, and she can (hopefully!) develop as she learns to play on her own more. Its been bittersweet as we move into a new stage of life in our family! I hope all your kiddos had a great first day back to school too!!