I was relieved that I got a good night's sleep last night, because Sunday night I hardly slept at all in anticipation of today--not because I knew I would miss Gabby for the 3 hours she'll be gone every day now, but because suddenly all I could think of was "we need to get Gabby one of those GPS tracking phones," so I know where she is every minute she's away (we're now looking into one).
My little girl is growing up. Gabby woke up this morning and told me exactly how she wanted her hair done. After getting plastering it to her head, Gabby practiced the piano and we made our way to piano lessons (which Gabby started last week and absolutely loved).
After piano, we met Noah at Wendy's (Gabby's choice) for her pre-kindergarten lunch.
This is Gabby in her classroom. She was so at ease--I didn't want to leave but she kept acting like she didn't need me there. Gabby found her desk, sat down and looked on (rather annoyed) as I shot picture after picture. I didn't lose it until we were out of the classroom (I was grateful for my sunglasses), but once we were gone, the tears started to fall--everyone tells me that once your kids are in school the years go by even faster, but they're already going too fast!
Now I'm home, Alex is asleep and my house has never been so quiet (I don't like it quite as much as I thought I would).