I took lunch a little early so I could see Mattey get on the bus on her first day of Kindergarten (it doesn't even seem possible). As soon as I walked in the door she said, "Look Dad!" She had a hole in her mouth where last night there was a tooth. It was loose but we didn't think it was that loose. While eating her Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich she said, "Ouch" and started to cry. Kelly looked and there was blood around her tooth. Mattey went into the bathroom to look and a few seconds later she came out with tooth in hand. She pulled it out. Unreal! As if the first day of Kindergarten isn't enough excitement.
Then came the next episode. We waited for her bus for 45 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. Buses normally run late on the first day with all the parents taking pictures of their little Kindergartners, but this was ridiculous. Finally I got a hold of transportation and they said that Mattey's bus had a mechanical failure and the driver had to switch buses. All this waiting to see Mattey get on the bus for the first time and finally Kelly just took her to school. Of course the bus arrived at school just as Kelly was leaving.
Anyway I made it home to see Mattey and Megan get off the bus together. What an incredible site to see both of them getting off looking all big and cute. I think that was about all the excitement I could have handled in my fragile state. There are plenty of pictures in the Flickr photoset titled "1st Day of School - 2006".