Thursday, September 15, 2011

Nate's First Day of Pre-school

Nate's first day of pre-school was today and it went way better than I ever could have expected.  He has been excited for this day for a while now, but you never really know how he is going to react to a situation.  And, this is the first time that I have ever left him in unfamiliar surroundings.

I was trying to make this as festive and fun as possible, so I created a school banner and hung it in the living room.

The pre-pre-school breakfast shots:

With back pack on and heading out the door:

We walked to school from my mom's house (I don't know that she will be happy with this pic, but it is SO cute!):

And here is Nate walking in to the Pre-school building:

He walked right in, listened when his teach told him where his back pack went, and then got to playing with the toys.  I hugged him, told him I loved him and then left.  Yes, I cried a little, although the emotions are so complex that I can;t exactly put my finger on why. 

When I went to pick him up he was all smiles and excitement.  Telling me about what he did, who he met, etc.  The teacher's aid said "he has a ball" and with that all of my pre-pre-school anxiety slipped away.

Funny story from the first day: 

Nate: "Mommy when I was in school I farted."

Me:  "Oh, did you say excuse me?"

Nate: "No."

Me:  "Nate, did you tell everyone that you farted?"

Nate:  "Yeah mommy..."

I can see a letter coming home soon... something about good manners... ;)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Just Like Daddy

"Now I have tattoos just like daddy!"