First Day of School!

Yesterday was Thomas and Caroline’s first day of school in their new classes! Thomas moved up to the Young Toddlers class (Caroline’s old class!) and Caroline moved up to the Twos class. Tear!

The first day was a bit hectic as we were two hours late after noticing Thomas had lost a contact. We also missed “Parent Night” while we were on vacation so we had no clue where Caroline’s new class was located. And we forgot diapers and wipes for both kids. Oh, and breakfast was already over and C’s classroom was empty (we later found her friends on the playground) by the time we arrived. So yeah, not the smoothest first day of school but neither kid cried so I’ll count it as a success!

In Thomas’s new class he now sleeps on a mat which I always find incredibly impressive and he also no longer uses a paci. As for Caroline’s class, the biggest change is the class size. There are 14 kids(!!!) in her class now which also blows my mind. I honestly cannot imagine chasing 14 toddlers around for 8 hours.

Naturally, I snapped a few “first day of school” pics…

Caroline only snuck one contraband item past me into her backpack – my lip blam. Normally I wouldn’t care but I’m down to my last pot (all of my others have strangely disappeared) of my favorite lip balm so I promptly slipped it back into my pocket when I discovered it while unpacking her bag at school. That girl, so sly.

When the kiddos arrived home I asked Caroline what her favorite part of her first day was and she told me it was the pineapple she had for lunch.So I’d say we’re off to a GREAT school year ahead!

Essential Daycare Items (our picks!): Backpacks // Sunscreen // Tennis Shoes //  Diapers // Wipes // Triple Paste (!!!) // Favorite Blankets

Previous Posts: 2015 First Day of School /2014: Caroline’s First Day of School



  1. Laura Darling
    September 7, 2016 / 11:06 am

    So cute! They are going to have a great year I'm sure! Too funny about swiping the lip balm! I picked my niece up from daycare on Friday. She just turned 1 in July, and all the little kids in her class sleep on mats on the floor, which blows my mind! How do they all stay put and not wander around during naptime?! I guess those daycare teachers know what they're doing!

  2. Lizzie Simantz
    September 7, 2016 / 11:35 am

    Your kids are so adorable! Caroline taking your lip balm is hilarious! Kids really are so sly!

  3. PicturealmostPerfect
    September 7, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    Glad you're back I was having withdrawals! Haha. I love the little pick pocket, so cute! Hope the rest of the week mornings go smoother!

  4. Hanging with the Hirsts
    September 7, 2016 / 12:45 pm

    Oh my goodness the kids are so adorable!! Pineapple and no tears? That's a successful first day!!

  5. Liz Jo
    September 7, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    Caroline is absolutely adorable and very much like my daughter who routinely sneaks items of mine into her room….Glad to hear both Thomas and Caroline are doing well in their classes :)liz @ j for joiner

  6. The Lady Okie
    September 7, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    My daughter has been transitioning to a cot (mat) at daycare too! They said she actually takes better naps than in the crib. Crazy! Glad they had a good first day.

  7. LHWinstead
    September 7, 2016 / 2:09 pm

    Too cute!! You impress me so much – I dont know how you do it all. Love that she swiped your lip balm 🙂 Girls gotta look good for the first day of school!

  8. Lauren Honeycutt
    September 7, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    Cracking up over the fact that Caroline puts contraband in her backpack! What an adorable rascal!

  9. Annie
    September 7, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    They are so cute! My friend Fran's little girl Maggie is in Thomas' class. PS how do they sleep on a mat? Molly Anne would be all over the place!

    • Fran West
      September 7, 2016 / 4:52 pm

      Yes!! I saw sweet Thomas yesterday! My little is Maggie W. There are two Maggie's in her class and they are both super sweet. I hope they have a great year!! xoxo

  10. Jo
    September 7, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    Little cuties! I was floored (no pun intended hehe) when Lawter moved up in classes and was all of a sudden sleeping on a floor cot successfully as I can in no way fathom that happening at home and her actually staying put. It's funny what they'll do in groups I guess! And my chapstick collection is at an all time low, as *someone* still cannot apply and replace it responsibly if it's within her reach, choosing instead to eat it/dig her finger in it/throw it when we ask her to hand it over, so I have one or two on tall dressers only now. Toddlers… : )

  11. Sara
    September 7, 2016 / 4:36 pm

    Love the contraband item. She's starting early! I'm with you…I'm always so amazed at how they can get those kids to sleep on a mat. I remember laughing to myself at the teacher in one of my son's classes when she told me he'd be napping on a mat and thinking to myself – Good luck with THAT! Naturally, he was an angel for her and there were no issues. Hope they have a great school year!!

  12. Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld
    September 7, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    It really is crazy that they can get tiny babies to sleep on mats like that! I mean, if we were at home, they would totally be running all around the house! It's amazing how different kids behave at daycare vs. home.

  13. Erin
    September 7, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    So sweet! Our first day was yesterday too! But my 2 year old still has to wait another year! She was NOT happy about that!

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    September 8, 2016 / 3:45 am

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