Tomorrow is the big day...Addison & Mackenzie's first day at Mother's Day Out. We are as ready as we can be, I guess.
We've been practicing our reading....
And trying out the new nap mats...
And mama has been praying her baby girls don't cry all day!
They did really well at the open house on Sunday. Besides being a little clingy when we first got there, they mostly ran around the room, checking out the toys. We ducked out for the short meeting without them noticing, and the teacher said they never cried when they realized we were gone...just a bit of whining. We came back to find one of them (can't remember which it was!) sitting in the teacher's lap and the other playing happily. I'll take that as a good sign!
Tomorrow the girls will be wearing the dresses from their first birthday, the ones that clearly show their names. We plan to dress them differently and in monogrammed clothes as much as possible for the first few weeks, to give the teacher a chance to learn to tell the difference. There are only five kids in their class until January, when the sixth will join them. They will also get some interaction with the other one-year-old class, which has six kids.
They are excited about their new Dora lunchboxes, but I'm a little nervous about how well they will eat in a different setting. They have to take finger foods that don't need heating for lunch. Tomorrow I'm going to send peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (half for each of them), peas and carrots, and mandarin orange pieces. All are foods they like, so maybe it will be a hit. Any suggestions for easy-to-pack finger foods? Both girls adamantly refuse any kind of pasta (who knows where they get that?!), so all those ready-made toddler meals are out. They do love hot dogs, so at least those are easy to cut up and pack.
I can't believe I'm packing a lunch to send with my BABIES to "school" tomorrow! I am excited for them to make new friends and get to play with the other kids in their class. I really, really, really hope they love it.