Monday, August 25, 2008

The First Day of School!

Here's Josiah working on getting his new shoes on. His new skill of the morning was tucking his shirt in...something he's never had to do before! :)
Here are my two boys on their first day of school! SOOO handsome!
Josiah's lunchbox all ready to go with his snack. His water bottle, pears, and Speed Racer fruit snacks! Oh, and a secret note from me! My friend Torie sent me these really cute little notes that has space on the back for you to write on. A step up from just writing on a napkin, right? I told Josiah there would be a secret note in there from me...he was excited about that!
Here he is! Backpack and lunchbox ready to go! Doesn't he look SO grown up in his uniform?
Standing out front of the school. All the kids wore red today to match Josiah!
This was how I left him! Smiling from ear to ear at his table, ready to get started!
And this is what I saw when I turned around in the van! Only 2 kids!!!! Jacob came up to sit next to Callie (he usually sits in the back next to Josiah). We went to the post office (which was a DREAM with only 2!!!) and then to a playground for a while. It was SO fun!

Thank you for all your prayers, phone calls, and emails this morning! It went so smoothly! Josiah was sitting on the couch when I came out this morning at 6:30 am. He was SO excited. Everything went great this morning - had plenty of time, he was just so excited. He practically ran into his classroom this morning - I almost had to drag him back to get his backpack settled, give Jacob a hug, etc. But then he was ready to get started, so we gave him a hug and a kiss, and off he went! He was beaming! We tried to get out pretty quickly so as not to add to the chaos (and so I wouldn't get sappy), so it was great! I feel like I'm just sort of sitting and watching my other two now - it's strange, but nice too. We've made brownies for Josiah to have when he gets home after lunch. I keep looking at my watch. Wondering what Josiah's doing...wondering how much longer until I get to go pick him up. It's been fun though - I can't wait to hear all about it (hoping he actually will TELL me about it!!!)


anthonyandbeth said...

of course i had to check to see and you HAD posted! yay! he looks so grown up and so happy. so cute! can't wait to hear about what he tells you about his day. i bet he'll be excited to share it with you over brownies! great idea! :) such a good mama!

Jen said...

Hip HIp Hooray - I'm sure there will be more to post once you hear all that went on today. I love the red, I didn't know they had added that to the uniforms. Looks like he was quite well prepared for this special day!

Jayne said...

It was great to see you today at the end of the morning! I was leaving with a very happy and contented Grayson and hopefully you were met with the same too!! I loved reading all your pre-school blogs about all the emotions and fun things that go along with the beginning of the school "career". I am equally as thankful that Grayson is right down the hall and had a wondeful first day!

Courtney said...

i'm totally tearing up! stop it! can't wait to hear how it went!

Heather J said...

So glad the day went well - I'm sure Josiah has reported lots of stories!!!

Heidi said...

Thought I'd do a quick peek to see about Josiah's first day and there it was. So cute how you told it step by step over the past few days leading up to the big day and then this morning. Hooray for Josiah. Will tune in to hear more.

Judy said... you've got me crying! He does look so grown up. I'm hoping you'll post again so we can all hear about his first day. I'm sure he came home with lots of excitement and great stories. It is amazing how school can change your whole world. Two will be nice for a change, but I'm sure you'll still miss him everyday. I'm glad you got pictures of all the kids and David too! The whole Schrodt family looks excited!

the mccollums... said...

ahhh....i'm a mess too...blame it on my state of exhaustion! :) I am so happy that Josiah had a great first morning! I love to see happy faces coming to school...I got a little choked up the first morning too because of the parents...they usually look more scared than the kids! Glad that you had a fun morning too with the other 2! Josiah and Jacobs conversation the other day cracked me up...I"m sure that Jacob has lived up to his daytime duties!! :)

The Stein Family said...

How could he not have a great day with so many people thinking about him! Seems like you did fairly well too! Hope it stays just as exciting for Josiah throughout the year, and of course, gets easier for you as the days go on :)

Tiffany said...

Katy, you and josiah are an insiration. Paiyton too is very excited to start school. I on the other hand am not so excited to leave her there every day for the next 12 years. I am a total Sap on this one. I am glad that you all have had a great couple days with this New stage in Life, Horay for Josiah! You too Katy, My hat is off to you.