Wednesday, August 18, 2010

First day of K: morning ride

Traditional front porch on the first day of school portrait
The big day has finally arrived. Kindergarten: the grand entryway to the big kids club. Our girl met the challenge head on, busily completing her morning routine and chores. We said goodbye to Heidi and got on our bikes.
Ready to roll
The ride to the path went well, and we even caught the green light at the big intersection. She knew the waypoints for our route, telling me where I should stop to unhitch her bike from the Big Dummy.
Ready to disembark
The weather couldn't have been more perfect. We had a very pleasant ride on the path, taking lots of photos along the way. She hummed and sang as she usually does when she's riding.
Feigning seriousness
Be-bopping along
Electra parked at school
The morning trip took 14:18, door to door. Not bad. She played for a bit then the bell rang to line up to go into school.
On her way
I'm sure she's having a great time. We'll go to pick her up in a little while, and I look forward to another terrific ride home.


  1. Congrats Stella! And Congrats Mom and Dad!

  2. Thanks, MandG. I hope your first day with your new kindergartener goes well too.

  3. I'm so proud of our little girl!

  4. Thanks, everyone. We really appreciate the support and hope that you feel a part of the experience. Keep on riding, and we'll do the same.

  5. Holey Moley! That backpack is as big as she is! What do they make kids bring to school these days?

  6. Hey G, I'm not sure what will go in the backpack. It looks bulky, but most of what is in her backpack right now is air, with a little lunch bag, a thin folder and a few pencils.

    Julie and I tend to over-analyze certain purchases, and this was one. We checked out backpacks from a range of manufacturers. There must be some sort of standard for a school backpack because they are all about the same size. We went with a monogrammed LLBean pack, in part because there was a little video of a kid in college who still used the one he got for kindergarten.