Our summer officially came to an end today. Good thing, since Connor has declared it the “100% worst summer ever” every single day over the past week. His reasons include a sore neck from sleeping funny, a broken tire swing at the park, a scraped foot from tripping on the patio, and having to go to time out quite frequently over the last few weeks. Ay yi yi. I just don’t know where he get his dramatic tendencies from…
(and anyone who knows me in real life is laughing right now, because lets just say that apple didn’t fall far from the tree.)
Suffice it to say, we were all more than ready to get back into our school routine. Connor was pretty nervous about the new year until we went to meet the teacher yesterday. Once he met his sweet teacher, sat at his desk, and took in the classroom, he was feeling “1000% ready for first grade.” (He likes numbers. A lot.)
What he doesn’t like so much is the obligatory first day of school photo.
I had Logan take one of my baby big boy and I. I like that he still has his early morning, tired eyes. He did great waking up early, but he definitely didn’t wake up on his own.
And then we were off. He didn’t even want me to walk him inside, little Mr. Independent! But he let me. And he let me give him a hug and a kiss in his classroom. I’m not sure how many more years I’ll get away with that!
We found his desk, which he loves because it’s a real desk this year, not just a table. First grade is big time.
Then he was off and working hard.
And then came my favorite part of the day. One of the best things about school is I get a chance to miss him while he’s gone. And that makes when he gets off the bus one of my favorite moments of each and every day. I love this picture so much! My happy, sweet, first grader. You can see all over his face that he had a great day.
Here’s to many more great days, just like today.