Well.....I knew it would eventually happen. But how did it get here so quickly?!?!
Jenna starts Kindergarten on Thursday. However, we are only doing half-day kindergarten though. But still.....every day. In a big school. Filled with kids bigger than she is. Getting up early and going to bed early.
So, anyway, I've tried really hard to make this last week really fun before it all starts. Here are a few things we've done:
Chuck E Cheese playdate with our friends
Chick Fil A Super Hero night
We always love Chick Fil A theme nights. This time they had a little photo booth that JM and Jenna did together.
Our town got a brand new park not too long ago and it now has a little splash pad area. She loved it, if you couldn't already tell! Should have just brought a swimsuit instead of a change of clothes!
We've gotten a LOT of rain here lately, so one day I decided we should go find something different to do. We drove to NWA to go to a bounce house. I think we will definitely have to do this again sometime. (Our bounce house here had a fire not too long ago and the other one closed several months ago.)
I'm also just trying to enjoy her and spend some good quality time with her too. Even though, I'm getting asked a million times a day now, "How much longer til I go to kindergarDen?" "What day is today?" "How many more days?" I think she is more than ready to be around kids again and maybe not so much her momma.
I found several of these "selfies" of the girls on my phone the other day. She is also concerned that she won't be getting to spend as much time with Jillian. Today, she told Jilli, "I won't get to see you as much anymore." Although I've also told her that she will still get PLENTY of time with her in the afternoons and on weekends.
John Michael keeps saying that once school starts, it's all over and downhill from here. I totally believe him. I can't believe these last 5.5 years have really gone so quickly. I have thoroughly enjoyed my days with her.
Now, I'm really not going to be one of those moms that cry and I'm really not *that* sad about it. Actually, if more than anything, I'm really, really, excited for her and this new chapter in our lives. She is so incredibly excited about it that it's hard to be anything but about it.
I know she is going to make several new friends and I think she will just love going to school. So tomorrow is our last day before this madness of our new beginning starts. I can't wait to watch her learn all kinds of new things. I'm excited about this beginning but just a little sad about our time together ending.