Saturday, September 15, 2012

I have a first grader and a kindergartner!

Labor day weekend brought big changes to our little household: the ''big'' kids are now back in school! Bubba actually started before Pooks (while they go to the same school) the kindergartners start a week later than everyone else. During that week we had Kindergarten orientation and then a ''home meeting'' with his teacher. I love the concept! It's so she can meet with the kids on a one to one, face to face meeting and get to know them. Their home life (names and how many siblings, any pets) how they read/write/draw, what they want to learn this year, etc. Pooks loved having her over and when the first day of school did arrive, he wasn't nervous!

Here was Bubba on his first day...
obligatory photo with mom before leaving the house
 And there he official First Grader! He didn't even look back. He was very excited that several of his friends were in his class this year and he was ready. No tears, not even a good-bye hug. So mature!
And one week later, it was Pooks' turn. We actually missed the bus so I had to drive them to school and was able to take a few more pics...
We did his stats the same day as Bubba's (Pooks' orientation) hence the different outfit below...

He did AWESOME! I got him all dropped off with his class and the parent's say goodbye as a group to all the classes, while still outside. As much as I missed walking him to his classroom and getting him settled (like I did with Bubba in kindergarten) this was much easier emotionally on everyone involved. There were no tears y'all!

So the next day, we made sure to HURRY and we got to the bus with a few minutes to spare. He was so stinkin' excited to ride that bus:
 So there you have it, my two big school aged boys!

Oh and my BFF Amy, volunteered in the Kindergarten class that first day so she took some of Pooks, just to reassure me that he was fine and doing great...
He got to be the Reporter for the Day.
Eating his first ever School Lunch!


  1. Love the milestone thingy you did, but how do you do that!!??

  2. Hi Erica, I used google Picasa; it's free to download. As long as you take their picture in front of a blank wall, you can add text to the photo using the free Picasa software.


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