1st Day of Baby Bear Preschool

Today (yep, on a holiday) was our first day of preschool at home. I started off by calling it homeschool preschool and that just did NOT have a nice ring to it so I asked Sweet P what she wanted to call it. She came up with "Baby Bear Preschool." Fitting since the girl is seriously attached to a white bear named "Beary."
I wanted it to be super special for her so I talked it up all day yesterday and she was super excited when she went to bed.

I went up to her room singing "This is the Day that the Lord has Made" and she started singing right along with me (that's when I knew she got up on the right side of the bed!).

She got dressed like we were going somewhere, I took pictures and then we had a super special first day of preschool breakfast: PANCAKES!!! In fact, she walked downstairs and said, "I smell pancakes." I said, "It is PANCAKES!!" And the excitement began.
After breakfast and some devotional time, we did some family contributions (I learned to call them that instead of chores from 1+1+1=1), got some star stickers, put a certain brother boy down for a nap and off we went to the school room.

We started with calendar time, singing, prayer time, verse and a song/dance. We danced together as we sang a song from Seeds of Worship and as I twirled around the room with her in my arms I knew this was exactly where I was supposed to be. Not to say I couldn't do those things if she went to regular preschool, but in that moment I knew that homeschooling is right for us. I held her a little bit longer before we went off to do our trays.

After trays and reading, she played with tiny red pom poms for 30 minutes and I thanked God for Sprout's long nap so that I could devote my full attention to her on her first day of homeschool preschool.

"And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." Colossians 3:14