I got great reports all around for Lizzie today. After not wanting to get dressed, she turned her day around and got really excited! She kept yelling, "Hi Crossing Guard!" at the crossing guard and was thrilled to see that all her "friends" decided to come to school with her today. Cristina, Lizzie's home consultant, went in for an hour and couldn't believe how great Lizzie was doing. It really helped that her teacher was the same as last year. Lizzie followed directions well and transitioned well. Your prayers were definitely felt today! It seems that a little girl in her class has taken to her and called her "the pretty girl". I knew there was a reason I dressed her so cute! Whatever it takes, right? I think they had a few little issues, but for the most part, she did way better than expected.
Lizzie was upset when she saw me when I picked her up and cried in her bed for about 15 minutes when she got home. After she got it out of her system, she set up all her dollhouses and played kindergarten. She even had the mommy dog say goodbye to the little dog and then at school sang the calendar song (although somehow Saturday comes after Tuesday in this song....hmmm) and went to gym. I was so excited when I asked her if she went to the library, and she said, "No. I went to gym!" We have been working on recalling past events for so long without tons of success. I usually have to pry info out of her and give her two options to choose from. I couldn't believe that she answered so readily and with accurate info too! She had so much energy that she wanted to go swimming, so we packed up and headed to the pool. Tonight she had trouble going to sleep because she was so excited to go back to kindergarten. I am thrilled that all went well. I know we have a long road until she really does good in kindergarten, but this is the greatest start!