My baby had his first day of school yesterday. He was excited about this day coming so it was hard for me to be sad about it. Plus, he'd kinda driven me nuts all summer so I was ready for him to be out of the house. =) He had told me the day before that he would walk in by himself with the "big kids." Of course, that shocked me and made me a little sad. When it came time to drop him off at school he had changed his mind. He wanted me to walk him in. So we spent 15 minutes waiting in the massive line of cars to park so we could walk in. As I was pushing Jackson in the stroller and Dylan was walking next to the stroller, he turned around to Jack and said "I'm going to miss you Jackson." So sweet!!! Well we got to his classroom and his teacher put him to work. I'm pretty sure that was the hint to parents to leave. LOL Only because it's a tactic I used in my teaching days. Well I couldn't help snapping just a couple pictures before I left. =) I gave him a kiss (or two) goodbye and Jack and I left. After he got home yesterday he said his favorite part was lunch. Go figure! Hopefully there was some learning and playing mixed in there somewhere. We did see his teacher last night when we went out to dinner and he thought that was VERY cool! So sweet!!! We let him pick the restaurant for dinner (well, sort of - we refused to eat at "Old McDonalds") and he got to get a special desert since it was the first day of school. As we were loading up in the car after dinner, he proclaimed it to be his "lucky day." He got to go to school, meet new friends, eat out of his lunchbox, go to PE, pick the restaurant for dinner, get a special desert, and see his teacher again. Sounds like the perfect first day of school to me!
Oh one sad note to report - he was very disappointed that his teacher's treasure chest is actually a "basket. Gasp!!! =)
And now for the pictures:
The VERY important lunchbox and lunch. Thank goodness we didn't have to have a mesh lunchbox (their backpacks are required to be mesh or clear). Lightning McQueen had to represented somewhere. =)
On the front step, posing for pictures. He was actually telling me how he wanted to pose. LOL
With his teacher, whom we all love. Thank goodness!!!
Signing his name that he brought his lunch. He was so proud that he wrote neatly. I love that kid!! Notice anything - he's a leftie. I need to do a layout about that!
All packed and ready to go! I saved this for last because I wanted to post it with last year's picture. He's grown so much!!!