Here are the silly boys!!! Jacob and I made heart-shaped brownies for our first-day-of-school boys! (Jenny - I used my "You are Loved" plate that your mom gave us when we got married...I always pull it out for birthdays and special days...love it!)
Well, it went great!!! After checking my watch all morning to make sure I wasn't the LAST mom at pickup today, we headed over to pick Josiah up. Jacob was definitely excited! (Although he had been asking for lunch for 30 minutes, and Callie had retrieved her blanket from her room, indicating that she was READY for naptime - this is going to be part of the adjustment process...) I picked up a very happy and smiling boy! Mrs. Mulford said he did great, and Josiah proudly showed me his sticker on his hand and declared that he stayed on green all day (you'd probably have to be really rotten to go down to yellow on the first day of school!!!). Callie fell asleep on the way home and the stories of the day started coming out during lunch. Most of it was in response to a question, but at least he wasn't annoyed with me asking. He told me the names of the other boys at his table (I was pleased by this...at least he wasn't in his own little world all day!) and who had a Transformer backpack and who had Speed Racer, etc. (these are the important things, after all!) He talked about their garden (on Mondays, their special is an "outdoor classroom" - a garden where they are doing all kinds of math & science, hands-on experiments. Today they were doing something with magnifying glasses and bugs...) and about what story was read during snack time. He was just happy! He was also pretty wound up! I knew he was tired, but he was insistent that he did not want to take a nap ("that's too much sitting Mom" - not surprising after a first day of school...) After Jacob and Callie woke up, I went ahead and took them to the pool for him to get some of his wiggles out. We had a good time swimming and he came back around to being less wound up and more normal! :) Dinner was in the crockpot and ready when we all got home (as was David), so we enjoyed our dinner and then headed to Purple Cow for some free ice cream. After a quick bath, it was off to bed and he started falling apart. Jacob was showing David his school work that he did today with me, and Josiah was crying that he wanted Jacob with him. He was just exhausted! A fun, but full day. He was asleep in probably 60 seconds!
So, overall, it was a good day. We're all sort of worn out...probably more from the emotion of it all than the actual day. He's excited that his center tomorrow is Computers. I think he's ready to do the real work - he told me they did some skywriting with their fingers doing the letter "l" today - obviously the most basic letter. He told me it was quite boring and that he already knew how to write. Well, duh! So I think he'll be ready to get past all the assessment part and get to the good stuff!! I sort of always felt that way about the first day too - enough syllabus reading...let's get started! But he did great! We had a few more stories come out during dinner that he brought up - things Mrs. Mulford said to get their attention, how 1 little boy cried until after they all had their potty break after snack (yikes - that's an hour into the morning!!!), etc. So we made it! A great first day!