Harper went back to school today - entering the Younger 3s Classroom. She goes to First School from 8am until noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Just enough time to give her some quality playtime with her friends and learning time with her teachers while also enabling me to get some MUCH needed alone time.
She was really excited about starting back to school. When I picked her up, she said that she had a great day. She said that she likes both her teachers a lot and that her favorite thing about today was playing with her friends Allie, Reagan, and Henry.
I was glad to hear that she played with at least one of the boys (and my guess is that in reality she played with all 9 of the other kids in her class today - not just the 3 she mentioned). She had been adamantly telling me that she wasn't going to play with any of the boys, but only the girls because she is a girl and she only likes to play with girls. After having a talk with her about how in reality she does enjoy playing with boys - specifically her brother, Hayden, and her cousin, Kennedy - she was apparently convinced that boys can make decent playmates.
Suffice it to say, Miss Harper Grace had a fantastic first day of school.
Prior to heading off to school this morning, we had a brief photo session to capture the day. Here are the results:
For reference, here are two pictures from Harper's first day of school last year and one picture from her very first day of school - back in 2012 when she was just 1-year-old.
Last year - when she was entering the "2-year-old" Class:
2012 - When she was entering the "Baby/Toddler" Class: