Thursday, August 28, 2008

First Day Bliss (and Blues for Mommy!)

Check out my BIG BOY who started kindergarten on Tuesday!!! What a day!


He be-bopped around the entire morning & all the way down the hall to his classroom! Miss Prissy Pants was the one who was not so sure about Bubba leaving...

Arriving at South Bosque Elementary...bliss for my boy & blues for mommy (and I think Daddy, too!)!!!

Waiting to walk down to his classroom...

AHHHH, Walker's sweet & beautiful teacher this year...
Mrs. Hentschel!!!

We could tell that Walker was all of the sudden rather apprehensive, but he was so brave and got right to work on his coloring...


It was a loooooooong day (FOR MOMMY!) wondering about Walker all day and I couldn't wait to pick him up (in fact, I got there so early - before anyone else - and felt silly so I went shopping and then returned)! Walker needed a first day treat anyway...

This is what I relied on throughout the day. Walker made this in Pre-K in Mrs. Cox's class & I will treasure it forever! Thanks, Mrs. Cox...we love you!


Finally, I had my boy & he was SO HAPPY!!! Right when he got in his seat he had this grin on his face and said, "I had a good time." Then with a funny little smirk he said, "Even though I didn't think I would!"

Here he is telling Daddy all about his first day...

He opened his gift and it was the SKUNK Webkinz...

...I chose this to remind him that kindergarten doesn't STINK!!!

We then went to pick up Hadlee at Grandmother's...
they were so excited to see each other!

As you know Walker's birthday was the very next day. He begged, pleaded and pulled out all the stops...

...to open one present early (of course the biggest one!)...

How could we turn down our new little kindergartener!?!


WOW, I can't believe we have made this rite of passage...I must admit that I think it was a little bit harder on mommy (oh well!)! My dear friend Robin texted me as I was leaving Walker's school that morning and she said, "GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF HIM" (Robin knows me all too well!). That was just what I needed to hear at that time ~ and oh how true it is. I am excited for this new beginning and all that lies ahead!

Way to go, Walker Man! We are so proud of you!!!

6 comments:

Blessings from the Reeds said...

He looked so handsome on his first day of school! (loved the UA)I bet Haddie just missed her Bubba so much. Sweetest hugs she gives him. I am so glad that he is having a great first week of school. Walker is a wonderful kid and his teacher is so lucky to have such a sweet boy in her class! It is so hard to watch these beautiful gifts from God grow up:)

Amanda said...

Proud mommy moment for sure! I love how he wore his UA and Haddlie's dress is cute! I had to laugh at the pictures you were taking while driving.. you could tell by the outside blurryness.

Thank you again for always having such kind words for me. I have been blessed by our bloggy friendship!!!

Rebecca said...

Such a big boy! And your a big Mama too (; Way to make it through the first day! I love the survival guide, such a cute idea! Have a great weekend!

Lindsay said...

Walker looks like he had a great time on his first day of school! He is such a handsome litte man. I love how you tell a story with pictures....I always feel like I'm right there with you!! I think I've posted that before-but it's so true. That dress Haddie is wearing is adorable! She is a precious little girl.

angie said...

I bet you are so proud of your big boy...it really is hard to believe that he's 6!!! I love all the first day pics. One week down!

Lindsay said...

Hey! Love the new "do" by the way!! The now famous black and red dress is not posted in my etsy shop, but it probably should be! I have had so many people email me about it. I love it because you can stick a long sleeved shirt under it in the Fall/Winter and with tights or leggings you get 2 seasons worth:) Email me if Haddie "needs" one! I can do any color ribbon also-I just loved the red black. Are yall close to the storm or will you feel the effects?