Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Starting Kindergarten - Sweet Baby James

Well, time moves quickly.  I know, tell me something I don't know.  Sometimes it seems like one day lasts 5 days.  And then, 5 years passed in the blink of an eye.  James started kindergarten yesterday.  Yesterday morning was awesome.  James wanted pancakes, so Landon got up early and made pancakes for us to eat.  We did our new devotion book together at the table.  It was an exciting morning.  James was a little nervous, but he made it great and didn't cry at all.  And, neither did I.  I had an opportunity for several meltdowns beforehand, so I was cried out by yesterday, I guess.  

Lots of school supplies

Open house

 James and his new teacher, Mrs. Tomlinson

 The first day!

 Leaving him at school - he's starting on his morning work

 All his uniforms lined up and ready the night before

 His lunch for day 1

When we picked him up yesterday - all of us :) - he told us about everything!  He talked about earning pennies to buy items from the Treasure Box on Fridays.  He talked about a time to rest your brain when the teacher played an audio book of Toad and Frog.  He said no one in class cried, except one little girl - and she just cried a little bit.  He said he raised his hand because he wanted to show Mrs. Tomlinson that his shoes light up, but she never called on him.  She must not have seen his hand, he said :)  He brought home a "Me" bag - a paper bag to put 3 or 4 things in that tell about thing himself - things he likes, etc.  We put in it:  Anekin Skywalker (no clue how to spell Anekin), Darth Vader, Harry Potter glasses, and a little figurine of Ron Weasley on a broom.  So...Harry Potter and Star Wars.  That's definitely what he loves right now.  

This morning was a little more of a different story.  Even though we put James to bed at 7:30 pm last night, he didn't go to sleep then.  He always has many questions and NEEDS to get up several times for very important reasons.  I think he probably fell asleep around 9.  I knew he was exhausted, but he just wouldn't give it up.  This morning, when I woke him, he was tired, sleeping hard, and I could tell.  He did get up, but he didn't want to sit at the table.  Didn't want to read his devotion with me.  Wanted to eat Publix french toast sticks, not the breakfast I'd made.  Wanted to watch tv.  Wanted to wear his light blue uniform shirt, and not his dark blue.  I sure didn't want him to get in trouble - second day of school and trying to be happiness and light so he would have a good day...so, I hung with him and we were able to get off to a decent start.  He ate in the living room and watched a Star Wars Rebels, but I made him eat the sausage biscuit I'd made.  I let him wear the light blue uniform shirt he'd wanted to wear.  LOL.  By the time we got in the van, he was great.  Oh, and he said, he just didn't want to go today - he wanted to only eat lunch at home, not at school anymore.  He only wanted to stay there for half a day.  Oh well, Buddy, it's a whole new world.

Just like yesterday, I can't wait to pick him up and see how he's done today!  I know he's having a great day.  Excited for the changes in him and the awesome growing he's doing.  So proud of our big kindergartner!

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