These Little Wonders

A Photo Every Day – A 366 Project

Scarlett’s First Day of School

3 Comments

Well, es ist soweit – the little surprise bean that prompted the start of this blog started school!

In Western Australia, “kindy” starts when you’re 3 if your birthday is before June or 4 if your birthday is after June.  Or something like that.  I dunno, it’s bloody confusing, all I know is, Scarlett has an August birthday which meant she started kindy this year, not last.  Kindy is usually part time and can be done at a primary school or community kindergarten.  Scarlett is going to her local primary school where she’ll likely be continuing her schooling, and is doing five full days a fortnight.

We spent lots of time talking about how exciting it was to start school and we even got to meet her teacher in her classroom, so when the day came she was mostly excited with a little bit of nervousness thrown in.  I knew that she was so beyond ready for this though and sure enough she kissed me goodbye happily and had a great day :-).  She has been settling in wonderfully and the teacher has told me she is “an old soul” and “unique” (in a good way :-P).

Naturally I took a few photos to document the occasion 🙂  Aussie primary school kids usually wear school uniforms.  I think it’s freaking adorable!

Morning snuggle in the big bed before the first day of school!

Morning snuggle in the big bed before the first day of school!

6981web

6982web

She had to go and check herself out

She had to go and check herself out

6984web

6986web

6987web

Time to go!

6992web

6993web

6995web

6996web

Back home and time for some boobie snuggles with little sister

Back home and time for some boobie snuggles with little sister

7001web

Coffee, chocolate, Harry Potter and SILENCE!  Am I supposed to be enjoying this quite so much...??

Coffee, chocolate, Harry Potter and SILENCE! Am I supposed to be enjoying this quite so much…??

Then I figured out how to use my phone as a camera remote...

Then I figured out how to use my phone as a camera remote…

And got some self portraits of me and my littlest munchkin

And got some self portraits of me and my littlest munchkin

7033web

7046web

7054web

7064web

Babe finally went down for her nap... 10 minutes before we had to leave for pick up :-(

Babe finally went down for her nap… 10 minutes before we had to leave for pick up 😦

7079web

Time to go, my poor sleepy one

Home time!

Home time!

7081web

Time to kick off her shoes...

Time to kick off her shoes…

Say hello to sister...

Say hello to sister…

7088web2

and enjoy an after school treat.

and enjoy an after school treat.

7090web

7091web

Rocked it!

 

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Scarlett’s First Day of School

  1. I absolutely love the mirror photo! It’s so confusing about kindy – I started in Sydney when I was 5 but I had a January birthday. My brother was 4 but his birthday is in November. I’ve never heard of a kid starting at 3 – how odd! It seems so young & like they should still be at pre-school!

    Erin | beingerin.com

    • Just to add to the confusion, I think they call it different things in different states. In WA kindy is first, then pre-primary, then Grade 1. But I think WA has the youngest school starting age.

  2. The black and white pic on the bed of you feeding is magic! Absolutely stunning! !

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s