Moving to the 2-year-old room

Last year, on October 1, Adelaide moved out of the infant room at her daycare and into the young toddler’s room, and I blogged about it here.

This year, on Monday, August 26, Adelaide moved out of that young toddler’s room and up to the two-year-old room. I don’t know what she’s going to do without her Kiki and Saddie. (Kiki was her teacher and Saddie is her friend who is a few months younger and not yet moving up). Adelaide talks about “Kiki Saddie” all the time. As if they are one entity. Kiki Saddie. Kiki Saddie.

Adelaide even has a “Saddie shirt.” (It’s actually the t-shirt with the daycare’s logo on it, but Saddie has one too so she calls it her “Saddie shirt.”)  Adelaide also has a Saddie cup. I’m not sure where that even came from because I’ve talked to Saddie’s parents and while Saddie does have sippie cups (don’t they all?) she doesn’t have one like Adelaide’s “Saddie cup.”

I don’t know if Saddie is just an easy name for a toddler to say, or whether this girl has really made that much of an impact on our daughter. All I know is she seems to have Rock Star status at our house.

It’s not as if Adelaide doesn’t know the kids in the two-year-old room. She’s been going to our daycare three-days-a-week since she was 12 weeks old. Most of the other kids in her class were in her toddler room or even her infant room at one point. Our daycare is so small that Adelaide will still see Kiki and Saddie regularly. They all play together in the morning and during pick-up, and they sometimes do other activities together throughout the day. And, with a late October birthday, Saddie will likely be moving up to the two-year-old room later this year.

Although today was day three of being in her new room, Adelaide walked straight into Kiki’s room when she got to school today. Old habits are hard to break, and I don’t think Adelaide quite understands that she’s not in Kiki’s room anymore. While getting dressed this morning and talking about school, it was all “Kiki Saddie.”

To keep the tradition going, here is the new “first day of school” photo from Monday in addition to the photos from the previous two years. It’s so fun to see how much she has grown and changed (and how long her hair has gotten).

First Day of School |

First day of school in the two-year-old room – August 26, 2013

First day of school in the young toddler room - October 1, 2012

First day of school in the young toddler room – October 1, 2012

First Day of School |

First day of school in the infant room – October 20, 2011

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  1. Joelle’s avatar

    She’ll cherish this when she gets older! So adorable!


  2. Jo-Lynne Shane {Musings of a Housewife}’s avatar

    I love seeing photos thru the years! What a cutie. And I love 2. Such a fun age!


  3. Jessica @FoundtheMarbles’s avatar

    Those photos are so cute!


  4. Gina Badalaty’s avatar

    She’ll understand soon enough! I’d explain it to her, and maybe they can use her as a helper for the younger kids.


  5. Jen’s avatar

    What a doll! She has such beautiful hair!


  6. Lauryn’s avatar

    This is such a wonderful post for her to look back on as she gets older! She will love seeing the changes:)


  7. Carrie’s avatar

    So cute seeing her grow, what a great tradition!


  8. Stephanie @ From the Burbs to the Boonies’s avatar

    Aw, so cute. I love the Kiki Saddie like they are one, LOL


  9. Amiyrah’s avatar

    Aww these photos are so cute! Just imagine how awesome it will be to look at these on her first day of kindergarten.


    1. nextlifechapter’s avatar

      Amiyrah, hopefully I won’t still be holding her like that on her first day of Kindergarten. Maybe by Kindergarten I’ll transition myself out of the photos–haha.



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