Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The FIRST day of FIRST grade!

We did haircuts on Monday night, had baths and were in bed early last night, so we were READY to go this morning for the first day of school! It started off with the traditional donut breakfast (and scrambled eggs)...

I just told him yesterday that at his new school this year, he could wear his "play clothes" - he didn't have to wear a uniform like last year. He was ecstatic - he said "you mean I don't have to wear my work shirts?" (apparently what he calls his polo shirts). So this is what he picked out to wear for the first day - and I decided not to make a big deal of it. I guess little boys just wear play clothes to school! :)

Here's the whole gang - ready to take Josiah to school!

Walking in....(see the superhero backpack...again, not a battle worth fighting in my opinion - he was SO excited about it).

He walked right in and started putting his stuff in his cubby and on his hook. His teacher has the room decorated in sort of an outdoor/wilderness theme (complete with tent in the reading area!). See the bathroom labeled "outhouse?" adorable!

Then he walked right over to his desk and started in on his papers that were out for him. He LOVES the routine of school and I think is going to have a great day!!! I can't wait to hear all about it!

When we came home, Jacob and Callie sat on the couch together to watch Curious George. It's already strangely quiet around here...we all miss him already, but it's going to be a good thing. As soon as we dropped Josiah off, Jacob said "now I'M the boss of the kids"! We had talked about how he'll be the oldest at home again while Josiah's at school, he'd need to be a good helper, etc. Apparently he gets it! :)
We've already made cupcakes and they are cooling on the counter right now. I'm looking forward to naptime, and then we get to go pick him up. I have NO idea how to do the "car line" - should be interesting!!! I'll keep you posted!


Judy said...

Wow, what a big boy!!! I think he looked great with his superhero backpack. I'm sure Christian will still be toting Thomas around when his time comes and I'm sure all the other kids will be over Thomas at that time, but oh well :)

I love the picture of Jacob on the couch with Callie. Look at them all snuggled up. He is taking his responsiblity of being the oldest seriously. Isn't it amazing how the home dynamic changes with just one kid missing? Christian and McKenna's relationship is totally different now that Abby and Nate are gone.

I love how Caleb is going with the flow, hanging out in his carrier! So cute! I love all four of your cute kiddos! Praying Josiah has a great day!

Mandy said...

I can't believe y'all have started back already! What a big day for Josiah! Too funny about his "work shirts" comment! I'm glad he gets to relax and be comfortable this year! :)

Jenn said...

Wow! First grade!! Can't wait to hear how much he loved it!! :)

Courtney said...

yay!!! so glad the morning went well! he should be home by now!!! and telling you ALL about it! :-)

Heather J said...

Seriously, I totally forgot 1st grade was after Kindergarten!! ;)

Seems like just yesterday he started kindergarten.... Wow where is time going????

The Stein Family said...

Yeah -- talk about your lack of balance... when I first learned my due date I feared I'd miss Clara's first day of school. I thought we had it all worked out, scheduling Matthewe's c-section the week after school started, but he had other plans...I still missed it :( Thankfully all my neighbors took lots of pics for me...eventually I'll catch up with all that!
Way to go Josiah on your first day!

Tiffany said...

Wow...already starting school...but fun for Josiah I am sure. He and Paiyton are alike with the routines and always wanting to it. Great pics to Katy I am impressed, I have to say if I had 4 kids and one being two weeks old I am not sure I would remember the camera..way to go Katy! Where is he going to school there?

the mccollums... said...

So cute! I love first day of school pics...and the pics of Caleb, what a cutie! I had to show Daniel the one of him sweet!