Tuesday, February 7, 2012

First Day of Kindergarten!

On Tuesday 31st January 2012, my baby girl started Kindergarten. Kindergarten. Big School. Eeep!
She was very excited and had been wearing her school "costume" around the house for weeks in preparation :)

When the big day finally arrived, obviously I took eleventy five billion photos to remember this special day.
Her uniform hanging on her door in readiness and putting on her shoes :)
(All school's in Australia wear uniforms, which I think is great, saves heaps on clothes and the 'what to wear' dilemma!)
Sweet Shot Day  

Then we went out into the lane behind our house for a quick shoot. I'd pre warned her that this would be happening and she groaned and moaned about it until I pulled out the mini chalk board =D

She came up with all these poses by herself!

Oh her teacher is in for a treat ;D

I got really lucky with the weather, I was worried about the harsh midday sun casting horrible shadows all over her but instead we got a nice overcast day. Actually the whole Summer has been overcast just about, boo :(
After my photos she insisted on writing her own sign. She struggled a bit with the fat chalk in such a little space but how cute does it look?! :)
Apparently she HAD to have some flowers in the photos..
This was all her doing, hehe, she's too funny with her little poses :D
Some funny outtakes, these just scream Charlotte! The top right hand corner one, that's the look she gives me when I ask her to do ANYTHING.

Then it was time to pack her bag, look at all that yummy food...the little piggy ate it all too!
Then it was out the front to wait for Daddy to pick us up and head to the school!
I love these, I don't know what it is but I love them :)

Some poses in front of the tree like we did on her first day of preschool (which happened to be on the exact same date last year!)

Live, Love, Travel

(All photos were edited with 'Candy Light Pop' from PTM's Fresh Wonderland set)

Heading into the school! You can see my Mum and my Grandparents in the distance....she asked my Mum to 'just drive down and you can watch me go in.' haha

With her Great Grandma (who we call Tiggle :D)

Terrible photo of my chins, lol. Hubby isn't a hobo, he had to sneak out of work..he's a panelbeater..they get messy :D
They had first day of school portraits done before they headed into class...but I got a note home today saying the camera had a problem and they lost them all =O They're being re taken tomorrow, which is good but I'm sad it won't be her actual first day. Luckily I have these photos!

She dived straight into the activities when we got into the class room. We hung around for a few minutes then left her in the hands of her new teacher, who I've heard is brilliant! 

The best part was as I was snapping away with my big camera the teacher said "Oh you're like me! I'm photo crazy! I take lot's of photos in this class!" I could've cried with happiness hahaha!

A quick cuddle with Grandma :)

She had a great first day but has been a bit teary in the mornings when I drop her off since then. I think it's still a bit overwhelming with so many kids around and the noise and the big loud school bell. Her teacher says she stops crying the minute they get into class, so hopefully the tears will be gone all together soon :)

Thank you for stopping by!

  Naptime Momtog

 then, she {snapped} babybabylemon


Liz said...

Michelle, these shots are gorgeous!! What lovely memories. Charlotte looks like quite a character (I mean that in the best possible way) and I am sure she will have a ball at school.
(I was a Primary teacher before leaving the profession at the end of 2006 to pursue different things)

Becky said...

These are adorable! Beautiful pictures!

Buckeroomama said...

This entire post just makes me smile ---both words and photos!

Totally with you on the uniform thing. I love it that the kids' schools have uniforms. They look so incredibly cute in them, too. :)

Pieni Lintu said...

Awww..so cute!! School uniforms are funny, we don't have those here in Finland. Kids in uniforms look so cute! <3 Have bigger kids similar dresser?

We have free and healthy lunch here in schools, hot meal - I think that's great!

EMily said...

I love all her poses and outtakes! Hope she did great on her first day!

Keren said...

Beautiful series! What is a "panelbeater" in American English, though? :)

Lil Mama Stuart said...

What a personality! I like the classroom/clock picture too.

Susan said...

So cute! I love uniforms! I always wanted to send my kids to a private school just so I didn’t have to deal with the “what to wear” issue. LOVE the “teacher’s pet” shot and the chalkboard. All of these were just so lovely!

Maddy said...

Love this series!! Hope she's enjoying her new classroom and making tons of new friends!

Nicolette said...

I love all of these. Such a great pictorial. My fav is the one with the flower and her hand on her chin. So sassy :)

Jaymi said...

such a great idea to do a first day of school shoot! Love the idea of incorporating the chalkboard! great idea!
I have a photo link up on my blog today, you should stop by and check it out!

Teresa said...

These are wonderful! She certainly does look like a character~I love the shot with her fingers in her nose. :-)

alicia said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! The outfit, the, braids, the chalkboard, the details... What a beautiful memory preserved. Bravo, mama!!

Anonymous said...

Awww. I love, love, love these. Such great shots. She is adorable.

likeschocolate said...

super super cute! I wish my mom had packed lunches like that.

faith ann raider said...

oh these are SO cute!!! I vividly remember my kid's first day of kindergarten - such a mix of emotions. you got some GREAT photos.

Michelle said...

You did an awesome job capturing your daugthers first day of Kindergarten. What a cutie pie and silly girl she is.

Vhen said...

hope she enjoys it! wonderful photos!

happy WW!


see yah!

Vhen said...

hope she enjoys it! wonderful photos!

happy WW!


see yah!

Vhen said...

hope she enjoys it! wonderful photos!

happy WW!


see yah!

Daogreer Earth Works said...

Thought you might enjoy this:

A little photography nerd humor.

Mira Crisp said...

That is a big day for all of you! And good for you - you had your camera to capture those precious moments!

Unknown said...

You captured the big day perfectly. These are just adorable!

Unknown said...

What an incredible post! Every one of these photos is amazing!! What wonderful memories you've captured! The uniform is adorable and her braids just top it off. She is a beauty for sure and so lovely in front of the camera! The photo of her with both her fingers up her nose made me chuckle!! :D

Mandy@ a sorta fairytale said...

Love her uniform! She is so cute, and so filled with character!!

Susan said...

Visiting from WWW, these are great photos. You did an amazing job documenting such a big day! Your daughter is adorable, love all her poses!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

You have so many wonderful memory shots there. It must have been great t hear about Mrs Bevins' passion for photography too.

Unknown said...

These are all so great and full of personality!!

Unknown said...

These are gorgeous!!

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