Monday, July 27, 2009

Jared's First Day of Kindergarten!

Well, the day has finally arrived. Our little, baby boy is off to Kindergarten! ACK! He did great when we dropped him off. No tears from him; mostly from Mom ;) He said he wasn't scared or anxious about school. He was excited. And so are we! He is on a fun adventure...new school, new friends, new things to learn. What fun! Almost makes me want to go back to school...almost, I said ;)

Here are some pictures of our time at the "meet the teacher" evening last week. We got to meet his teacher, see his new classroom and desk, walk around the school and meet other teachers, e.g. music and the librarian. We are SO blessed, I mean SOOOOO blessed, by our neighborhood school. It is a great school!

Jared's own personal desk. How cute is that?!?!Jared sitting at his desk. The bubbles were a gift from his teacher.Jared at the Kindergarten playground and where he and his class will line upJared at the drop off/pick upI thought it would be a treat to start some traditions for Jared, or our kids in general, starting school. We read a couple of "about school" books last evening at bedtime.Last time we were at the grocery store I told him he could pick out a special cereal for himself, to have for breakfast the morning of the first day of school. Some reasonably healthy cereal, mind you ;) He enjoyed the special breakfast this morning.After breakfast Jared got all ready for school! I think it was the first time he got ready quicker than quick, faster than fast! I got a huge grin on my face when I saw him come up the stairs wearing his new school clothes, shoes and backpack. What a big boy!BTW, I love the LL Bean backpacks. It is the Junior Original Book Pack. Very well made and appears to be durable. What's even sweeter is if you have an LL Bean credit card, which we've had for a long time, you get free shipping, free return shipping (if need be) and free monogramming. Sweet! Jared's polo shirts for school also came from LL Bean. Sweet again! ;)Then, we walked Jared to school. Whew, was it a bit hot! Hey, that's a steamy July summer morning in AZ for you ;) Here are pictures of the boy's first day of K!

Mom and Dad with the big Kindergartner!Jared at school!Jared getting help from his teacher, getting his back back in "line."Jared just checking things out on the Kindergarten playgroundTime to P-L-A-Y!First whistle! It means to "freeze!" Second whistle means to line up and get ready to go into the school. FYI, this is Jared's teacher, Mrs. L.Jared in line, going in to schoolBye Bud! Have a most awesome first day at school!Soon, I will go pick up the boy from school and hear how his first day went. Oh what fun to hear about it!

Oh, and thanks to everyone for the well wishes and prayers! We appreciate them!
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8 comments:

Following Him said...

Out of curiosity, I thought most US schools started in Aug/Sept. Why is he starting in July?! Just curious!
Hope he had a FABULOUS first day :)
~Elyse

The Carlsons said...

Elyse, good question! Yes, most schools in the states here start in August or September. I think, when I was little, I started school in August and I know the university I went to here in state started in August.

What is new and different with our school district here is they go on a "modified year round" schedule. It's a new thing, especially for me. So, he will be in school for 8 or 10wk and then have a 2wk break, then 8 to 10wk again and another 2wk break. And so on and so on. It basically falls in line with their quartering of the year, e.g. have a quarter and then have a break.

Hope this answers your question!

Anne said...

How exciting for Jared - first day of kindergarten. I know I have said it before, but it just doesn't seem possible this "little fella", um, big fella, was the same sweet baby I loved and nurtured in the nursery. Hope his first day was awesome! And, I hope mama's tears were few :)

Kami Lambe said...

What a big boy...he looks great Maria!

Kim said...

I came across your blog doing a google search for "first day of kindergarten". I have triplets that will be six in Oct. and b/c of their late birthday, they will start kindergarten in 2 weeks!!! It was fun to see your little one on his BIG day! Enjoy the quads b/c it will not be long b/4 they have their big day too!!!

Spazers said...

Where did you get your high chairs from? My best friend had quads in April and they are trying
find out what would be there best best for High Chairs for there quads.

They are now 4 months old, The girls came home first in May and the boys came home in June. Your Kids are adorable. Congrats

Spazers said...

Where did you get your high chairs from? My best friend had quads in April and they are trying
find out what would be there best best for High Chairs for there quads.

They are now 4 months old, The girls came home first in May and the boys came home in June. Your Kids are adorable. Congrats

The Carlsons said...

Spazers, actually we have a quad feeding/activity table. We purchased it from Just Multiples. It can be a bit expensive, though, but totally worth it! I can't imagine feeding our girls any other way.

If your friend is tight on $$, she might want to look at Craigslist for high chairs or this feeding table. Some day care centers use these kind of tables and might need to sell a gently used one.

Hope this helps your friend! And please, let me know (via post with your friend's blog or website) who is your friend. Would love to chat with her!

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