Monday, August 26, 2013

Jared's First: Day of School


First off:  I can't believe I'm writing about Jared's first day of school.  When, oh when, did he get so old?  It feels like we just had him...

The night before we prepared for the day.  Set clothes out, packed his lunch & backpack, and talked about what would happen the next morning.  We ended the night by Greg giving him a Father's blessing.  Among the things said were:  he would have strength to be a good example, listen & learn what is being taught & be healthy throughout the year.  I know I've said it lots of times before, but since it's our blog.... I'm so grateful for Greg and his worthiness to be able to hold and use the Priesthood.  So so grateful.

Since Jared and his BBF, Caleb have been pretty inseperable since they were under two, so it's only natural that they went to their first day of school together.  So, we had our first day of school carpool.  The boys were so excited and nervous, much like their Mommies.

Once we got to school, they walked hand-in-hand while we lingered back.  I did because I wanted to soak in all of the first day feelings; plus, I didn't want to think about it too much or I'd get emotional.  Before we went in, we had the boys pose at the entrance.  It's nice to do stuff like this before they're 'too cool' to do this.

The boys aren't in the same class, but they're right next door, so we walked them to their separate lines and waited for the bell to ring.  After the bell rang, it was time to say goodbye.  Luckily, we had a place to go in the library.  There was a 'Cry It Out' Breakfast; we were able to talk with some of the teachers and other parents about school and what to expect.  By the time we left, the kindergartens were getting ready to go to their specials and Kim was able to see Caleb--- without him seeing her.

After school (which felt longer than it probably was), we went together to pick them up.  The boys were cute talking about their days; when Jared got home, he asked if he would be able to go back the next day.  Yep, buddy, for the next few years, or so. :)  I think the hardest part about adjusting to school will be getting used to going to bed and getting up early; and if that's our only major adjust, I'll consider it a win. :)

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