Soccer Practice



It's soccer time again! Yesterday was Sophia's first practice for this new session. Last winter/spring she played for the Y and another local league. They were really little (3-5 yrs)! This time the kids are a little older and actually have real practices that focus more on learning the game. We got home at 7:30 and by 8:10 she had shower and was asleep! That's a nice way to end a day!

First Day of Preschool


Sophia's first day of preschool was yesterday. I love the pictures with the signs that say "First Day of...". I found mine here. I wish I would have had them for her 3's and 4's classes. She had a great first day! The neighbor girl is in her class this year and she just loves having someone she knows from outside of school to play with.

Teacher's Gift

Sophia's preschool is big. Last year there was 33 kids and 4 teachers in one very big room! Sophia's preschool in the town we lived in before was much smaller. There was one teacher in a small room with 7 little girls. It was a big change for both of us.  Both have their advantages. I think Sophia focused more in the smaller room and had a strong friendship with those little girls. We left mid-year and on her last day it was so sad for Sophia and her friends. 

At this school they are very active. Due to the preschool pretty much taking up the entire building, there is tons of room for them to play games. They have a play center (think of the small ones you might see at a fast food place), trampoline, climbing toys, and scooters all divided up in areas within the room. Of course, there is also tables for snack and projects in another area. 

I had been thinking of sending the teacher's gifts on the first day. I saw a lot of cute ideas online, but ended up finding these cute boxes of cookies at Cracker Barrel. 

I just love the pretty packaging!

I dropped Sophia off for her first day of preschool today. She is there right now. I hope she is having a good day and having a lot of fun.