First Day of School
Monday, August 27, 2007

You know that scene in Finding Nemo, at the very beginning, when Nemo is waking up his Dad because it's "Time for school, time for school, time for school!"? Just imagine Ryan as Nemo, and you have an idea what our day has been like.

Ryan loved his first day of Kindergarten. I picked him up at 3:15 today, and he has not stopped thinking of new things to tell me about his day. His Papaw called this afternoon to ask him how his day went, and I think Ryan may have talked a solid five minutes before taking a breath. Then when his Mo (grandma) called later on, he had already thought of completely new and different stories to tell her. When he talked to his Granny, she really got an earful because he had already rehearsed it twice. He was especially impressed with the book, "Watch Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!", which apparently "totally cracked him up."

It was an emotional day for me, but I feel confident that we have Ryan in the place God designed for him to be for this year. He just seemed so big and grown up marching into that school with such purpose!

Ryan has to wear a uniform to school. So no comments
regarding why I dressed him like a little business man on his first day of Kindergarten!

Dylan also had a great first day back to Parent's Day Out. I was so proud of him for walking right into class without so much as a small whimper or complaint! (Maybe one little teeny pout, but barely worth mentioning!)

Lauryn pretty much thinks she's the queen of any room she enters, and that was the case this morning at Parent's Day Out as well. She didn't have a backpack to put on when we were taking pictures at home, so she went and got her lunch sack and told me "My backpack!" so I would take her picture.

I am anxious to see how tomorrow goes....I'm taking Dylan and Lauryn with me to go visit a friend. Ryan will be at school, and I'm curious to see how Dylan does without Ryan acting as his buffer! Dylan rarely speaks to adults, because anytime we are around an adult Ryan says "Hi, I'm Ryan and I'm five years old, and this is my brother Dylan, and he's four years old, this is my sister....etc", before Dylan even has a chance to get his foot in the door. This will be a growing time for my precious middle child!

Blogger Catrina and Eric had this to say:

So precious...I get a little teary-eyed just thinking of my little guy going off to kindergarten. It's a good thing I still have a few years to prepare. It sounds like everything went very well. Way to go, mom!

August 28, 2007 at 11:07 AM 

Anonymous amy had this to say:

Yay I'm glad the first day went well! The pics are so cute and I'm lovin' the commentary! You go girl!

August 28, 2007 at 2:39 PM 

Blogger Margo had this to say:

I'm so glad it went so well! Do you have in public school or at a private school? 12 kids...that's great!!

August 28, 2007 at 2:45 PM 

Blogger Starr had this to say:

Ryan is going to a private Christian school this year. God miraculously made a way!

August 28, 2007 at 3:43 PM 

Blogger Gombojav Tribe had this to say:

He does look like a little business man!! REALLY CUTE!

August 28, 2007 at 7:22 PM 

Anonymous Anonymous had this to say:

That is SOOOO cool! I enjoyed all the pictures too!

Ms. M

August 31, 2007 at 2:54 PM 

Anonymous Steph A had this to say:

Starr, I can't believe your little man is so grown up already! I am thrilled he is enjoying Kindergarten...but who wouldn't? Remember it? Ahhhhh...those were the days! ;-)

September 6, 2007 at 10:29 AM 

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