What a day it was.
We ate some first-day-donuts, hiked over in the stroller, and were approximately 32 minutes early for her first day.
We climbed the stairs while she pointed out several other 'friends' she was soon to meet.
We went in when they finally opened the classroom door at 9:00 am, looked around, washed hands, and she promptly got out some of the many awesome toys and told me to head out.
Mini-muffin#2 and I cried all the way home.
Three hours later, she was back in our stroller, tales of new best friends, twirling at the park, and a backpack full to the brim of paintings.
I may have cried a little at that point too.
Today is her second day of preschool. I have no doubts it will go almost exactly the same way as the first day - hopefully we will arrive closer to start time this time, but probably just as many tears.
Maybe someday I will celebrate the first day back to school after a long summer of rousing grouchy teenagers.
In the mean time, here is some Low Fat Applesauce Banana Bread to lift your spirits.
Low Fat Applesauce Banana Bread
4 RIPE banananas
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons applesauce
Step #1: Throw those RIPE peeled bananas in your mixer. This was much easier than mashing (and clean up was easier too!)
Step #2: Add flour to bananas, followed by sugar, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder and blend.
Step #3: Add egg and applesauce and mix.
Step #4: Pour batter in to two greased loaf pans.
Step #5: Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes.