August 26, 2013 was a big day in our home. Jacob started 2nd grade and Luke started Kindergarten. And what a big day it was...for all of us! The night before we had a few tears from Luke at bedtime saying he just wanted to be at home. Tugs at those heart strings I tell ya! Thankfully Monday morning went great. Luke woke up excited and ready to go. No tears, no sads and lots of smiles. We had fun getting prepared and organized for the first day.
|And the calendar. Color coded to their request.|
|Clothes were laid out.|
|After the kids went to bed, I got the breakfast table ready for the early morning.|
|My early riser was excited to find it all!|
We then headed outside for my favorite part...pictures! (and there are a lot, just warning you!) We had a fun time identifying and finding just the right backpacks for the boys. Luke requested his favorite, sharks. And Jacob requested either baseball, robots or Texas Rangers. We decided on a baseball lunchbox and a Rangers backpack! :-)
|Since this is Luke's kinder year I decided to go all out and get his name embroidered on his backpack and lunchbox as a special treat. Love it!|
|Smiles are starting to fade at this point. :)|
|There's my sweet boy!|
And of course what's a post like this without a little flashback...
|Luke's 1st day of Prek-K 4 last year! Age 4 1/2.|
Luke's 1st day of Pre-K 3, two year ago. Look at that baby face! Age 3 1/2.
Ok, back to the now...
|They were so cooperative with all my posing requests. Haha!|
|There's my big boy!|
|Jacob's first day of Kindergarten.|
|My friend Taryn was walking in behind us and snapped this picture for us! Thanks Taryn.|
|Love this picture! My two school boys!|
|Several times I heard Jacob pointing out different teachers to Luke. He has been so excited to show Luke the way.|
|Outside Jacob's room.|
|We decided to take Jacob to his classroom first. Sweet Mrs. Jones. He got settled in just fine and was ready for the day.|
|Sweet Mrs. Gerhardt.|
|Once we got Luke settled in, he didn't waste any time getting to work. Sweetness!|
|Once we were walking out, I looked back to wave good-bye and he never looked back. Which gave me a lot of peace. He was settled in and ready for the day.|