First Day of First Grade



Today was the first day of school for Miss Butterfly.

Butterfly first day 1st grade

We were all very (very) happy to hear that her school had power, after the weekend brush of Hurricane Irene, and would actually be open to receive students this morning.

This year Butterfly will ride the big “blue” bus that is yellow.  She hopped right on this morning.

Butterfly bus 1st grade

And after a few hours, she hopped right off.

One excited 1st grader after her first day!

Her teacher this year, Mrs. Dez, is going to be a lot of fun.

Butterfly and Mrs. Dez

She is thrilled this year to have a DESK all her OWN.  She is also excited to put her school supplies in her DESK.

Butterfly desk 1st grade

It’s just too thrilling.

This morning, before the bus, I asked her a few questions:

“Are you excited?”


“What are you excited about?”

“Playing with my friends on the playground.  And lunch.”

“Who are you looking forward to playing with?”

“You know!  My friends!”

“Are you nervous about anything?”


“Alright.  Have fun!”

“You know I will!”

Tonight we went out to ice cream to celebrate the first day of school.  She had cookie dough ice cream with a cherry on top.  She said it’s been a cherry on top kind of day, wonderful and special.

Celebrating the first day of school with our favorite ice cream! @Brusters

We measured her (52 and 3/4 inches tall) and ended with a father’s blessing for the school year (protection and friends).

Butterfly first day 2 1st grade

I think it’s going to be a great year!


4 Comments (+add yours!)

  1. Valinda
    Aug 29, 2011 @ 23:36:30

    George would like to know if Mrs. Dez is a nice teacher and she says “hi, hope you have a great time at school”

    Jr. is astounded at how tall Butterfly is getting, That’s only 4 inches shorter than she is!!

    Fred is feeling jipped because she tried to talk me into taking her to Yogurtland with no luck. At Yogurtland Fred always thinks it’s an 8 or 9 cherries on top kind of day.


    • Safire
      Sep 01, 2011 @ 21:54:38

      What?! No Yogurtland for Fred? Poor girl. :)


  2. rainsplats
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 22:29:37

    Yay! We’re big Butterfly fans at my house ;) I think Bear has those same desk-name tags in his classroom. Hope tomorrow is just as great :)


    • Safire
      Sep 01, 2011 @ 21:53:37

      I told Butterfly about Bear’s desk tags and she was THRILLED. Clearly, the desk is a big thrilling issue. :)


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