Monday, August 15, 2011

1st Day of Kindergarten {Part 1}

Sometimes in life there are moments you remember that aren't significant, but they stick out in your mind. One distinct moment I remember is sitting upstairs at my parent's house using the computer. Dan was away at boot camp and I was chatting with my friend, Emily. We were both pregnant with our first, both having boys, and both due on the same day. I figured out that the boys would be in Kindergarten in the 2011-12 school year. It seemed SO far away and almost unimaginable to think of this little being inside me would be going to school when we hadn't even met face to face yet. Now here we are. August 15th, 2011...the first day of school for Mobile County Public Schools. Landon is enrolled in Kindergarten at Nora Mae Hutchens Elementary School.

The morning started off early. For once Dan and I had to set an alarm clock. It went off too soon, alarm clocks tend to do that. I had gotten Landon's uniform set and ready to go last night and packed part of his snack and lunch. This morning I got Logan and Keighan's clothes and finished packing Landon's lunch box. Star Wars the Clone Wars lunch box and thermos, of course. He snuck into the playroom to get some last time in. We talked about things, he said he was feeling a little nervous but excited. We took a few pictures out front, then off to school we went!

 Landon playing
Whitney and Logan were hiding behind the Bat Cave
 Of course Logan wanted to participate too,
holding his blue balloon from a birthday party yesterday.
(and if you can't tell...the sign he's holding says "1st Day of Kindergarten August 15th, 2011")
Is it really time? 
He seems way too grown up for me.

Mrs. Jones' class!

 He was happily coloring away as soon as we got into the classroom.

 Mrs. Jones showing Landon where to hang 
up his backpack and lunch box
 Landon and Mrs. Jones
Here's to a great school year!

Soon it was time for us to say our goodbyes to Landon to begin his first day. Well, this did not make Logan happy. We had to carry him out and force him into his car seat. He was crying and very upset that Landon was going to be staying there all by himself (as in none of his family was there with him). I'm proud of myself, I was able to keep it together. I got a little lump in my throat as we pulled into school and walked in, but it quickly passed. I think it helps that Landon was so excited about it and just ready to be there. He was so into his coloring that it was tough to pull him away to get a hug. 

I can't wait to hear how his first day goes! Hopefully he'll be a chatter box and tell me all about it. Dan will be working all night and has asked Landon to call him to tell him about it. 

I am now the mom of a kindergartner (and a 3yr old and 2mo old!). WOW!

1 comment:

  1. I just love this Morgan. While you were able to keep it together, I was not. Mine starts kindergarten in 2013...I will be the sobbing mom. :-) Congrats to you and your family. I know you are a proud momma!
    ~Amber Dillon