First Day of School. Ever.

J has started Kindergarten.  This is it.  She’s in it until she walks across the stage at her college graduation.  Sure she went to preschool, but this feels more real. 

My tiny seven pound two ounce baby that slept through the night as a newborn (bless her heart) is no longer a baby.  She’s a Kindergartener. A school aged child. 

I have been waiting for this day for so long.  Alhamdulilah, all praise due to God, she’s a smart kid with an incredible memory.  I can’t wait to see how that affects her as a student. Plus I can’t help but relish the fact that I’ll have a bit more “free time” on my hands.

We started the day off right, with French Toast of course. With sprinkles.  The most simple of special touches.

I made her lunch. The first of many, many, many, many more to come.

Uniform, check.  Favorite bow, check.  New lunch box and back pack, check and check.

At drop off I held it together and didn’t cry about my baby girl growing up so quickly before my eyes.  I’m very eager to see the person she will grow to become.  I couldn’t wait to hear all about her day when I picked her up that afternoon.  “We get to eat four times!” was the first thing that came out of her mouth.  Obviously my love of food has been passed down to my little girl.  She continued to share the day’s events with me with so much enthusiasm. 

At home I wanted to surprise her with something special to commemorate her first day of school.  I picked up some balloons and made her a schultuete filled with sweet little gifts.  I had seen the idea long ago and couldn’t wait to try it for her.  I also whipped up a batch of chocolate chip cookies

She was absolutely thrilled with all of the little surprises that I had set up for her.  They were very simple things but as a whole made a huge impact on my sweet little girl.  The next day she asked me if I would be doing all of that again.  Nope, sorry babe.  Maybe on the last day of school. 

Here we are three weeks later and she’s still as enamoured by school as she was on the first day.  Amazing what a couple of warm chocolate chip cookies can do.


  • Mona says:

    Aww, mashaAllah you made her first day special and she looks thrilled. Hope she loves school forever.

    • Amnah says:

      She really was thrilled, Alhamdulilah. It was nice to see her smiling all day. So far she still loves school, hates waking up early. Just like her mama.

  • Humaira says:

    I hope she keeps enjoying school and all the delights that they learn at this age. I remember you saying that your love of food has been passed onto her. She’s looking so cute Mashallah! Every time you post up a new pic, I see so many changes in her from even just from maybe a year or so ago when I started following your blog.

    • Amnah says:

      Thank you Humaira! Yes, she’s changed so much. Even I see it from day to day.
      InshaAllah she’ll always have a love of school in her heart.

  • Nilly says:

    It;s amazing how such small things make a big difference in our children lives. I will be adopting your idea when my baby boy starts KG next year.
    Good job, both of you.

    • Amnah says:

      Seriously, anything out of the ordinary can make the day feel so special for them. I hope your boy enjoys his special first day next year!

  • If says:

    J looks so cute in her uniform, wow your such a creative mother you really do come out with the best ideas to make things fun for your girls, if im blessed with kids one day id love to be as half as fun and imaginative as you are with your girls, hope you and baby no3 are doing well x

    • Amnah says:

      Thank you If. I take a lot of my ideas from the internet. It’s amazing the amount of inspiration that you can find out there. It’s just a matter of implementing it. Alhamdulilah Baby #3 is doing well and just as active as his/her sisters, so I know I’ll have another ball of energy joining the family. May Allah bless you with children of your own inshaAllah.

  • Ferial says:

    Masha Allah….very nice….where did you get the milk bottle?

    • Amnah says:

      Thank you Ferial. I used the Target brand iced coffee bottles. The label isn’t glued on and you can just peel it right off.

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