ella is now an official kindergartner. as of tuesday, august 19th, ella is a sundance elementary school wildcat. her teacher is a very sweet lady named ms. scattareggia- ms. scatt for short.
incidentally, ella is attending the same elementary school that aunt michele did...many, many, many years ago :-).
ella's enjoying school, i think mostly because she gets to carry her very own hello kitty lunch box (complete with hello kitty thermos and hello kitty insulated food container). if only i could get her to eat all of the food i pack into the hello kitty goods...
did you know they make you buy those separately now?!?! what a crock.
now a week into kindergarten, ella is a seasoned veteran. it's so fun to see her socialize and be her very own person.
well, that is until i realize that my little teeny girl is growing up. then mommy puts on her sunglasses and sheds a few silent tears of joy with just a pinch of sadness.
without further ado, here's our girl. so precious. i just love her.
little brother seems to enjoy the idea of kindergarten too. although, he does bellow "ella" throughout the day, so maybe he's not quite caught on yet...
waiting in line to go to class after the morning bell.
ella's new favorite "photo" face. it's been a real fun development.