Monday, March 28, 2011

First Day of School!

After an exciting, cake-filled birthday party last week, Samuel came to preschool for the first time today!

Samuel has been dreaming about this day for a long time. For the last year and a half he has heard the singing and watched the big kids go by to put their snack plates away every day. Sometimes we found Samuel pattering down the hall to peer into the preschool room. Sometimes we found that he had somehow managed to avoid the watchful eyes and was actually in the preschool room! Well, beginning today, Samuel's dream will have come true. He is now an official preschool student!

"Where are you going?" I asked him as he walked down the hall with his nanny.

"Shang ke!" he said. ("going to class")

"Shang ke, shang ke," he repeated to himself as he entered the classroom. A grin spread itself across his face.

Playtime, snack and singing. Everything was new and everything was fun! It took a little convincing to persuade him that his fruit was to be eaten before his cookie. Oh, and getting up from the table during snack to play with the balloons isn't allowed either - sorry! When it was time to go, though, the afternoon had gone by too quickly.

Samuel had a great time and you can be sure that he'll be back tomorrow. He doesn't plan to miss a day of class ever!


  1. How you shine Samuel! Oh how you shine!

  2. Yay for first days of preschool! Samuel looks so darling with all his friends.

  3. He is just too cute! I can't believe he is 2 and in preschool already. This story sounds very much like the ones Karen told me about Khloe, before she entered preschool. So happy he is able to enjoy all the fun and learning with the 'big kids' now!! :)

  4. I remember having to chase him down the hallway and catch him before he could get into preschool! Even before he could walk... that boy was FAST!