Monday, August 3, 2009

We Did it...We survived the first day of Kindergarten!!!

Well after the tears and emotions of yesterday's post, I will try to make this one a little more upbeat! Noah was so excited and woke up at around 6 this morning. He couldn't hardly sit still, and I barely got him to eat one bite of sausage and toast. He did manage to get a picture with Daddy before Travis headed to the office.

We laid out Noah's school clothes the night before, but well, for all who know us knows that Noah has clothing issues. Things have to be just so so. Like the pants have to be the perfect fit, the shirt has to be the perfect size, the shoes, etc. I could go on and on. So anyway, Noah got a little grumpy trying to get dressed which stressed me out a little, but we managed to get clothed and hair fixed and all and went to the front porch for our "first day of school pictures." I must say, he did look AWFULLY cute in his outfit. Then my Dad arrived to keep Lil until I could get home and me and Noah were off!

He had to stop and socialize a little on his way in the door, greeting Mr. Tyree and then he was so excited to see Mrs. Diana and Mrs. Rausa (his teachers from preschool) and then he was ready to venture in the big kindergarten room. He immediately sat down with his buddies and started drawing. He was been in this room off and on since he was a baby so he made himself right at home. I was trying really hard to put on a smile because I knew he wouldn't want me to cry in front of his friends. I got to watch him on the rug and do a few games and call roll and then he hugged and kissed me bye and was off on his new adventure. I went down to the library for the annual "boo hoo" Breakfast and then snuck back to his room and peeked through the window and I could tell he was having a blast so I went on home.

Lil on the other hand I think had given Dad a run for his money. He informed me she got up as soon as I left (she usually sleeps til 9 or 10) had a bad dirty diaper and he had already fixed her 3 bottles in an hour. Oh well, he was a good sport about it all! After he left it really hit me how quiet the house was without my little man running around and I cried a little (or alot) into my coffee cup, and then tried to console myself by talking to Stephanie, and then I found the straw that broke the camels back. I opened the washer to dry a load of clothes that Travis had washed. I found that Noah's first precious baby quilt, that still is used on his bed, had been somehow mixed with a load of white clothes and now has bleach spots all over it. At that point, the tears really flowed. Any other day I would have just went on but it was all too much today! Oh well, he'll love the blanket anyway, bleach spots or not...

Anyway, I picked Noah up after lunch and he was so excited. I asked him what his favorite part of kindergarten was and he replied, "All of it!" I must say, when his sissy got to pick him up from school she ran into his arms on the side walk and they hugged for the longest time. It was so very sweet, it just made me glad all over again that Noah has a baby sister.

He came home and took a 2 hour nap and then we all went out to eat at Pizza Hut to celebrate his first day as a kindergartner. All in all it was a good day. I'm trying to tell myself tomorrow will be OK too since it is the first time he'll be gone all day. I think me and Lilly may have to escape the big quiet house tomorrow until we get a little more used to it all.


Heather said...

So glad Noah had a good day. He looks very handsome:o)

The Butlers said...

Congrats on surviving through the first day! Love the picture of him on his way out the door. Did you say he took a two hour nap!? Wow.
I know today had to be hard for you, but at least he was excited about going. I remember I cried my first day of kindergarten. I am sure I will probably be crying this time next year too. :(

Erica Simpson said...

I am so glad he had a great day!

I love his outfit for the first day!

Alicia Jane said...

He is soooo stinkin' cute in that outfit!! I hope this year is awesome for him!! I know it will be!

Terri / Alias, Gran said...

He looks like such a big boy leaving for school! How precious will these pictures be 20 years from now! And the one of brother and sissy hugging is priceless!