I have been nervous about this day for weeks! It's such a big thing to have a child start school! (At least for me it is!) But I know he will do great and is so ready! He had some trouble going to bed so early last night even though we started "training" him early last week for this new bedtime. I think he was a little nervous too! But he finally settled in and woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning and excited! We dragged poor Zoey out of bed still in her pj's with a bobo in her mouth and all to take him as a family on his first day. I was so relieved that they were allowing the parents to wait with the kids and take them to their classrooms the first day.
He slowly went from excited to less excited, to a bit of panic mode, to finally a few tears as he realized we weren't staying! I of course cried too, especially seeing he was so upset. But we waited a few minutes after stepping out and peeked back in to see him doing just fine! It was strange to be home with Zoey all by ourselves and while we had a good time, she definitely missed her brother! I put her down for an early nap to wake her in time to pick Braedan up from school. I cannot tell you how excited I was to go and get him!! I missed him a lot! My kids are never really away from me at all and if they are, they are usually just hanging out next door with my parents, so it's a very strange feeling to not him there for that long! He said he had a great time and even made a few friends already! He even said he only got into trouble "one time" today! (Apparently he touched something he wasn't supposed to!)
He loves his class, loves his teacher and loves going to school! I am so proud of him and feel so lucky to have such an awesome son and know that he will have a great year!
Here's a few pictures from his first day...you can tell as the pictures progress, he's slowly starting to freak out a bit!! But he did great and can't wait to go back again tomorrow!