Tuesday, September 2, 2008

They Were Ready...

But I'm not sure I was. We decided to have a little Back to School party for the boys last night as a send off to school this morning. Noah made a cake and I got them each a little "buddy" to keep in their bags for the first day of school.

As most people who read my blog last year know, we struggled a little with behavior with Noah in Kindergarten. But also as I have mentioned so many times, he grew up SO MUCH this summer and I knew he was ready to go back. I, however, not so much. I'm not ready for him to be gone every day, all day as a big first grader. I console myself knowing that I can be the lunch mom on Fridays this year. I tried it once last year and Noah was so poorly behaved that i was not able to be in the classroom for the rest of the year. I am hoping for better things this year. I guess we'll see this Friday.

Well, he walked right into school and found his locker.

He was very excited that the locker next to his belonged to his "girlfriend" from last year, assuring him that she would be back this year. We were a little worried that she would change schools.

He then proceeded to walk into his classroom and sit quietly at a desk

and was still sitting there when I left. I am confident that it is going to be a great year for him.

And then there was Aaron. There was never a kid more needing to go to school. He has been wanting to ever since Noah went to preschool two years ago. So this morning was his turn.

When we got to school, his teacher had a little scavenger hunt for him to do with me to acquaint himself with the classroom, which included finding his name tag

building a tower with blocks

coloring a bag for show and tell

eating breakfast

and learning to stand in line through the halls (notice who the line leader is)

Now, I have to go pick up my big preschooler and bring him home to pretend that he's my little boy again, at least until tomorrow morning when we do it again.


Tammy said...

My daughter started her first day of high school today and although I'm happy school is back in, I'm sad she's growing up so fast. Man I can't believe I am old enough to have a kid in high school!

Courtney said...

How great! Noah has really matured this summer, that's for sure. Aaron looks so big to be in school. He always still looked like a little boy until this picture.

My Wonderful Men said...

Hope he has a great year at school this year!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Aaron looks so big there even just compared to when I saw him at lunch. Maybe it's the backpack. :)

I'm curious to see how Abby and Noah did!

Melissa said...

Noah has a locker? Wow! Glad both of them had such great first days at school! I cant believe its this time of year already!!

Debbie Yost said...

School lockers already! That seems so strange to me. I'm sure they will both have great years. My oldest started Jr. High and she is doing so well. She really struggled the last couple years of elementary and has been much happier.

Totallyscrappy said...

Great photos! I hope they have a wonderful year. :)