Tuesday, August 5, 2008

First Day of Kindergarten

Did I really just type that? Today was Cade's first day of school....He was so excited this morning before we left...Here he is cheesing for me.....I love that face!!! I could just eat him up.....Loving on Sissy....She wanted to get her picture with Cade on his first day of school....She loves him so much...(Ian does too, he just wasn't in the picture mood....)At our elementary school, Kindergartners don't carry backpacks...they carry canvas tote bags...so Cade didn't have a bag to carry this morning...but he will on Friday....Today in class, he gets to paint his bag....and "make it his".....When we got to school, He went right in, and walked right to his class.....Mrs. Krantz(Cade's teacher) took a photo of me and him, and then she took his hand and walked him to his seat....where they were going to play with Play-Doh.....Cade started to 'tear up', and cried a little bit.....Mrs. Krantz just led him to the table and told him that Mommy would be back soon...and I took the cue and exited the room.....

I stood outside the door for a minute...and didn't hear another peep out of him....He did it...My little guy has started school....As I was walking down the hall, his life flashed before my eyes....Our special times that we have shared together...that only a mommy would think of on a day like today....Our naps on the couch after I have worked nights, and haven't slept much, talking with each other about anything and everything, playing with chalk outside, coloring in his coloring books, watching the Wonder Pets, and The Backyardigans, and singing along with them, meeting daddy for lunch while Bubby and Sissy were in school....Special times, just the 2 of us....My eyes are tearing up as I type this....Life goes by so fast....My kids are the most precious part of my life, and I love to spend as much time as possible with them...and the pre-school years are over for me....Now it is on to school, sports, and "big boy" stuff....I no longer am the mother of a pre-schooler....A phase of my life is over....It is sad in a way, but exciting too....He is so excited about the new adventure that lies in front of him....Today when he came home, one of the first things he told me about was that he got to play on the "big kids playground"....( In pre-k, the children were only allowed to play on one particular part of the playground, and Kindergartners get to play on the whole thing) So, the new things are starting already....I just want to thank God for allowing me to have a job where I can be here....sleep deprived I may be...but I am here...for them...I don't want to miss a single second....because it goes by too fast....I can tell you that already......

Here are a few pics of his big day.....Posing for the traditional "in front of the school sign" shot.....

Getting ready to go in the front door.....Watch out Kindergarten....Here comes Cade!!!!



5 comments:

Melanieshea said...

Oh how I remember so well all three of mine starting kindergarten...The 3rd one was the hardest...I boohoo'd all day long!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It s soooo good to have you back. I have been meaning to call...but you know how that is. I cannot believe that it is school time already. I was just thinking that this is Landon's last first day of school at Johnson. The pics are great and I can't wait to see Tybee pics. Missed you like crazy!!
Love ya,
Lisa

Anonymous said...

oh that precious boy... i am even tearing up as i am reading...and now typing. He is growing up way too fast! I miss him so much already...just the few days since we've been back...you guys are my family!! I'm so glad his day went well for him...and it will get better for you. =)The hard part is over.
love you!
me, again!

Nicole said...

Isn't it so sad...{tear}

BTW...it is about time you finally posted again! ;) Glad you had a great vacation...love ya

Tanja said...

I have yet to shed a single tear about school starting. Then again, our two won't go for a real day of school until Friday, and even that's a half day. County schools stagger differently. I just now found out who their teachers are! I might tear up on Friday. But I just might dance. I can cry later! Like when they go to college. Glad you're back safely from your trip!