On the one hand, it's exciting to see your kid grow up and know that she's totally ready for this next little step on her road. On the other, of course, you never get to go back.
So, here they are, Ava's first first-day-of-school pictures.
**Update: Her day went great. She cried when I left, of course, but then her teachers said she had a really good day. She'll be exhausted by the end of the week learning the new nap routine and by playing so hard, but she's doing great! :-)