And guess who's going to pre-school? Isla and her new trusty side-kick, Rapunzel. Rapunzel (with extra long hair, mind you) was a special gift for Isla for being a big girl and starting her schooling adventure.
All (big) smiles on the morning of the first day.
Here she is, leading the way to Devonshire Preschool, part of the Skokie Park District.
No nerves and no tears. Too bad I can't say the same for myself.
Isla sat down front and center when her teacher called them around to get their first day name tags. She was the only one to ask for it to be put on her back. But as you'll see below, she gave into conformity.
Isla and her very own cubby.
Her classroom is packed with toys, games, books, paint and everything you could possibly imagine to have an amazing school year.
Isla is in love with her teachers, Ms. Heidi (left) and Ms. Lois. And I am too. The passion these women have for children and enriching young minds is admirable. Their patience alone should qualify them for a Peace Prize or something!
Cheers to a great first year of school, Isla. You're our star student!