The first day of first grade...I can hardly believe it! Ellie has been counting down for weeks...actually I think she has been counting down for all day school since the day she was born. She just LOVES structure, learning, socializing...everything that comes with going to school. She woke up, got dressed all by herself and got her own breakfast and was ready to go before anybody else had even approached the breakfast table. I was so excited for her and quite honestly was pretty sad all morning. Her intensity often exhausts me but I SOOOO love that little girl. I had tears running down my face when I left her classroom. Our home environment seemed so different without her...it was quiet and Amelia and Quinn just went off and played by themselves. My shadow was not there and it felt a little odd. Ellie's day was AWESOME. She was so excited and can't wait to go back tomorrow. We are so lucky to be in this particular school. They have such a great reputation and we have been so very pleased with everything we have found there.