Éowyn’s first day at school

A week after Amélie’s first day at nursery Éowyn took a big step in her life:  Starting full time education.  As this is such an important stage in anyone’s life then she deserves a write up all to herself.  This is it.

Éowyn woke at 0630 after an early-ish night, excited at the prospect of her first day at school.  This excitement continued through breakfast and all the way to school, despite Amélie still protesting that she didn’t want to go to school.

Wearing her new school uniform and new black school shoes Éowyn looked so grown up and Lucinda and I could hardly believe that she was our little girl! So after taking the customary photos of our girl on her first day, Éowyn, Amélie and I got into the car while Lucinda stayed at home with Ezra.

We arrived at school in good time and were taken to Éowyn’s classroom, and that was it.  Éowyn waved goodbye and started chatting with Miss Finbow (her teacher) and settled in straight away, without a second glance for her sister or dad.  I wish Amélie was so settled.

As I was at work, Lucinda picked the girls up.  Éowyn was still excited.  She had received a sticker for tidying up (I wish she would do that at home) and was full of stories from the day.  She enjoyed her school dinner, which was pizza, mashed potatoes and sweetcorn (?! – sounds like something my work canteen would serve together) followed by chocolate cake and she thought that was brilliant!

Miss Finbow said that she had done very well and was full of confidence; long may it last.  Éowyn went to bed still excited that she was going to go to school the next day; long may that last too!

Here are the customary photos of our ‘big’ girl:

Peace and Love