would it be bad if i just spent the first 20 minutes of everyday blogging? at least then i'll get it done. but then, when will i cram in doing my makeup? or catching up on emails? or buying a lunch plan for Connor.
oh yes. connor. that's what i'm here for today. anyway...last night was Meet the Teacher night at Connor's school and even though I made a poor shoe choice for standing around in the gymnasium and classrooms all evening, it was a great night.
|seriously? clearly a bit overdressed. should have changed clothes after work. clearly, i'm trying too hard.|
|We bought Connor his first (of many i'm sure) Brisas tee shirt and it was adorable|
Jeff and I had our pictures taken for our Brisas school ID cards so we're officially in the system now that we've both taken the least flattering photos ever. check check.
We learned about school lunch. school lunch now is nothing like school lunch when jeff and i were in school. these kids have options. seriously. the first day they choose between Whole Wheat Bean & Cheese Burro, Whoe Grain Chicken Patty on Wheat Bun, Turkey Ham & Cheese on Whole Wheat Sub, Whole Wheat Crispy Chicken Wrap - all with sides of broccoli florets and grapes. Um, sign me up?! If you're interested the whole calendar is here. Also he gets to choose his milk so that's a fun thing for him. Funny side story: My mom and dad tell me that on my first day of school they got a phone call from my teacher with a concern. Apparently, when asked if I wanted white milk or chocolate milk i asked for a wine cooler. While I find this hilarious I have to question the truth to this story. Lindsay doesn't drink wine coolers.
We got Connor's teacher assignment and were pleased to get the teacher we asked for, Mrs. Yoshioka. Tough name, nice lady. She came so highly recommended and we chatted with friends so Connor and two of his friends Kaci & Sam will be in class together. Connor's bff Aidan will be in a class just across the hallway and from what I understand the two classes partner up a lot so that's great. When Connor and Aidan are together they just adore each other so much that no one else matters. That can be tough on other kids and tough for a teacher so we decided that maybe this would be a good year to give them some space lol. They will still see each other at recess and after school at Kids Club so they'll get their bromance time in. It's so great that Connor is back at Brisas. To recap, this is where Connor spent most of his first three years. When Bear was born, the Kyrene program had ended their infant program (they feared his arrival clearly) and so we had to remove Connor in order to keep the boys together in one school. This was heart wrenching but we're thrilled to be back.
|Samantha - Aidan & Connor - Kaci|
|standing outside his classroom - room 50!|
|this is a list of his Kindergarten friends - he wrote his name on the board|
|Meeting Mrs. Yoskioka and learning some first day business|
|Yo-Shi-O-Ka - we'll be practicing this weekend|
So, Monday is his first day of Kindergarten. Unbelievable. We'll be taking him to school but parent's aren't allowed inside the building so that kids can get right down to business without the distracting weeping. Honestly, I don't anticipate any crying from the Barnes camp. Not that I'm not a cryer, I am. But we've already had him in such a school environment since the day he first went to Kyrene at 6 weeks old that it may feel more comfy and familiar than anything else. I hope it's that way for him as well.