Thursday, August 21, 2008

The first day of the rest of your life


Read that title with all the sarcasm and complaining tone you can! Mitchell started the big K this week! He seems to be doing fine. I don't get much info from him! Men children! He liked the story they read on the first day about Mrs. Tendergarden getting ready for Kindergarden. He sits at a desk with 3 other kids, two girls and a boy. He does not know their names. He gets to hang his bag on whatever hook he wants. They went outside and exercised, and then colored a picture of Mrs. Tendergarden. That's all the info I got! Here are the pictures! I wish I had 100 pictures, enough to match how important the event felt to me. I only have about 8.





Here is a neat little story. We went to McDonald's to eat lunch before the first day to take away some of the jitters and give us something fun to do, and because Mitchell is obsessed with Star Wars and they have Star Wars happy meals right now. Anyway! A kid and his mom arrived at the same time we did. He looked Mitchell's age and she was wearing a Chisholm shirt. Mitchell, Mark and the boy all huddled around the toy display, and I timidly asked the mom if they were starting school today. They were. Kindergarden in fact. They had the other teacher. We got our food. They sat right behind us. The kids talked during lunch. Noah ended up coming to our booth to sit and play for a while. The mom and I talked. I was so glad to have made a new friend. I felt like I was sending my kid out into this huge new place where he did not know a single person and God showed us a new friend just in the nick of time. God is so good. He knows just what we need exactly when we need it.

Here are some pictures of the last playgroup of the year at Bouncin'Craze.

7 comments:

jessica said...

He looks so big. I'm glad it went so well.

Chrissey said...

How's mark dealing with it all? Ashlyn misses Rielyn in the afternoon. We need to get Mark and Ashlyn together to play! Cute pics from the play date!

Gina said...

Oh my! I am already tearing up over our first day....NEXT YEAR! I am so not ready! And she'll be at the school where I teach. Why can't they be small forever!

Dana said...

I'm so glad for you about the friend thing. It's soooooo hard! There was only one kid from Noah's pre-k who was in his kindergarten and I was broken-hearted that she wasn't in his class. I don't know if it's as hard on the kids as it is us moms!

Aubrey said...

Looks like he had a great day! He will do so well this year!! Great story about McDonald's!!

Noe Family said...

Ok, two things....first of all, I cried when I read this because I can't imagine sending Hayden to the big K!! Second, I love that you call it KindergarDen. too cute:-)

phylliese said...

Makes me want to cry! Can't imagine sending my babies off.

(It's not too late to change your mind ;))