After much anticipation, the day is finally here. TODAY was Connor's first day of school. Jeff and I already decided to take the day off so it was kinda a bummer to have to get up just as early as we would if we'd been working. So we woke up and I made Connor a special first day of school breakfast. Bear of course had it too. The boys got dressed, teeth brushed, hair (kinda) brushed and after a few quick "let's start a tradition" photos we were on our way.
|waffles, bananas, blueberries and peaches|
|He wrote this himself. I saw a bunch of examples of this on Pinterest and most were on chalkboards. That would have been cuter but i hate chalk.|
|wearing his giant backpack|
|my boys. seriously, i dare you to say they aren't beautiful children. double dare you.|
|crosswalk - seriously there were so many people there that we just immediately parked across the street at Desert Breeze Park and walked over. Check out Connor's cool new shoes.|
|Connor's school mascot is the gecko - random but cute mosaic at the school. Assuming I remember, this will be another tradition. Who wants to remind me next year?|
|we're missing Samantha in this picture but Connor, Kaci and Aidan found each other|
|spoiler alert: we found the bear|
|Bear wanted to play too so we took some time to let the boys play before the 7:40 bell|
|Connor found the red button and got a new nametag from Mrs. Yoshioka. They are clearly sticking with this Old West theme. I'll likely buy myself some boots.|
|they will likely look like this|
|Connor and Noah shared a very emotional hug while Connor stood in line. Actually it was not emotional at all for them I just somehow caught them at an off moment|
|here he is lined up with the other kids in his class|
|Connor's class has 21 students. The one waving at me in the middle is not my child.|
|the line going inside the school|
|No joke, Bear ran up to Connor just as they were almost in the building for a hug. It was adorable. I missed that shot and got this.|
|After we dropped off Connor and were headed to Bear's school I saw this car. I leaned out the window like a creeper to snap a pic of the plate. thought it was appropriate.|
After we dropped Bear off at school, we decided to go and see a movie. We saw Batman - three hours folks. Three hours. Then we grabbed lunch and some beers at a favorite spot in Tempe. Since ASU hasn't started yet, Four Peaks is still mostly visited by locals so it's tolerable. It was a great adult day. I think we've found another tradition. First Day of School Ditch Day for Parents. Feel free to do this yourselves.
Several friends have asked if we cried? No, we didn't. I feel heartless when I see others posting about weeping and "boo hoo breakfasts" but we are so excited for him.
He came home just thrilled. He was so excited but couldn't really tell us anything he learned. I think a lot of today was taken up with first day goodness - where's the restroom, this is how you order your lunch, name learning, dont eat paste, etc. He did tell me that he LOVES P.E. which is no surprise. the kid is an athlete so I figured PE would be the takeaway today. He did tell me that all the kids except he and one other kid had their lunchbox today, meaning their family packed their lunch, meaning their parents love them more clearly. We thought it would be fun for him to buy lunch on Day one. Tomorrow I'm packing lunch for him. It's either that or start funding a therapy account and we have a big vacation coming up in October so that's likely not happening.
|A couple fun projects that came home with him today|
We called all the grandparents and he filled them in on his first day. We all asked the same questions so you could tell he was over it by the 3rd retelling. Yes, he made new friends. No, he doesn't know their names. Yes, he learned things. No, he can't remember what those things were. PE was amazing. Lunch was delicious. He didn't have his lunchbox like the other kids. His backpack is cool.
Hope your day was half as good as Connor's :)