Sunday, September 22, 2013

Back to School

Last month the kids went back to school. Well actually, Addy went back to school & Alex started school for his very first time! 

Monday, August 26th was Addy's first day of 1st grade!
(Isn't she just the cutest little 1st grader that you've ever seen!)

Addy was in Ms. Phillip's class for the first week of school & then she was moved to Mrs. Lowe's class. The principal discussed it with me before moving her & I think it was definitely done with Addy's best interest in mind. BUT it has been a difficult transition for her. It's been 3 weeks now & she is finally settling back into her school routine. I'm hoping things continue to get better & better & that she has a fantastic year!

Alex's first day of school (Mother's Day Out) was also on August 26th. 
But on August 23rd, his school had a back to school night. 
Everyone met in the chapel. Father Besson had all the children hold their backpacks up in the air & gave a blessing over them. Then we were dismissed to Alex's class to meet his teachers, Ms. Linda & Ms. Sandy.

Here is my big boy walking in on his very first day of school EVER! 
He was so proud of his Transformers backpack & his Jake & the Neverland Pirates lunch kit.

His classroom door was decorated with Dr. Seuss & he quickly found his name.

He sat down at a table & got right to work.

Don't you like how he wrote his name on his paper, lol!
(He wrote the one in 4 different colors on the side of the paper. His teacher wrote the one in blue on the top.)

He took a few quick pictures with me & sent me on my way. I was so surprised at how quickly he let me leave!

When Nick & I picked him up, he was drawing this picture.

After picking up Alex, we drove to Addy's school & waited for her to finish up her first day. As we were waiting, Alex crawled into the front seat & snuggled up with his daddy as we talked about his first day of school.

I asked him how his day went & he said that he cried a little. Then as he was telling us more, he said that he cried a lot. That he went into the bathroom & sat on a stool and just cried & cried. I asked him why & he said "because I missed you Mommy!" :( That just broke my heart! But I explained to him that school is fun & he'll make new friends & that Mommy will ALWAYS come back to get him! The next 2 days that first week (he only goes to school on MWF) were tough. He begged me not to make him go. He wouldn't let go of me when we walked into his classroom. I literally had to pry him from my legs. But the second week we started car drop off & that made a world of difference. He still doesn't always want to go in the mornings (but I think that's because he's like me & not a morning person AT ALL.) But everyday when I pick him up he tells me about the new friends that he's making & he always says that he had a good time & that he loves school! Which makes me one happy momma!

Oh & after we picked Addy up from school on their first day, we celebrated by getting ice cream cones!

So all in all, the first day of school went well & this school year is off to a good start! 
(At least I think it is. We'll see what Addy & Alex's teachers have to say during parent/teacher conferences next week, lol!)

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