WOW! I can't believe my baby is in 1st grade! She was so cool and brave today. She did tell me she was a little scared & nervous but more excited. Hoped she made friends right away and knew lots of other kids. The drive to school was pretty quiet but when we turned on the street of her school she said in a very silly Rylee voice "it's getting closer!" and her excitement shinned through. We meet Claire right away and that made her feel great, then other friends joined her. We found the line for first grade, wasn't hard to miss with the big heart and mail box. I think we're going to LOVE Mrs. Hardt. She come out with a big loud "Welcome everyone!" it was awesome. Then off they went. Of course we followed and watched while Mrs. Hardt told them to take their backpacks to their desks, but Rylee didn't listen or didn't hear and sat in the back by the cubbies and dumped everything out while showing all her cool new supplies to her friends, then took all the to the wrong desk and put the backpack in her cubby. LOL! Mrs. Hardt nicely showed her the right desk and off we went! I'm sure she had a great day and can't wait to her all about it. I miss her so much today, only 3 hours and one minute until pick up! I'm sure me counting down the hours to her return won't last long but it's the first day back and i MISS HER!!!