We were running late (as usual) and when we got to the program location it was *packed*. There were at least a hundred people there with parents, grandparents and siblings. All of the kids were lining up behind a screen so they could all walk out together. Morning drop-offs have been going well, but I wasn't sure how Claire would do with all of the people there.
I shouldn't have worried. She took her teacher's hand and went off to line up with her friends.
Since we were late we were standing in a back corner. I knew it was going to be hard to see any of the kids, and was hoping for just a glimpse of Claire. When she came in, she lined up on our side, right in front. I was able to sneak up the side and kneel in front to see her.
(I had my crappy camera with me, so the pictures are terrible, but they are also too cute not to share)
She made it through a few minutes of the jingle bells song before she wandered off to start shaking hands with the people in the front row.
She bounced back and forth between her classmates, the front row of parents and me (once she spotted me on the edge of the room), but I was so proud of her!
This was the best picture of the girls, but Darren was being grumpy, so he got cropped!