It is that time of year!! Back to school time!!! YEA!!! We have been looking forward to this day all summer. Ben has been looking forward to going back to school for weeks. Everytime we would drive anywhere near school he would ask ''school time?" He missed his friends and teachers. We went on Monday for Open House and he was so excited. He is in the 2 year old room this year which means they actually do lessons that include art and story time each day. He came home today with a beautiful painting and when I asked him about story time he said "shhhh." So they must have to be quiet during story time. He also gets to go eat in the lunch room at school which is big stuff! He has a little boy that has been in his class all 3 years so they are big buddies (Derek) and then also his good buddy Drake is in there. I am just so excited that he loves school this much. This year he will be going 2 days a week!! YEA!!!! I don't know what I am going to do with myself. I did all my cleaning today. Now what I am going to do on Friday? I am sure I will find something!
A couple of funny things. He picked out his "chomp, chomp" backpack a couple of weeks ago. Very fitting since he is very into alligators these days. Everytime we have been talking about school for the last several weeks he says "ride school bus." He thought he was going to get to ride the bus to school. I guess he sees the other kids in the neighborhood riding the bus and thought he should get to too! He woke up at 6 am and came and woke me up saying "School PLEASE!!" This morning when I put on his backpack to leave the house he waves and says "bye Mama!" I had to tell him that I was going to take him so he said "Come on Mama, Hurry!" He wanted to get to school. When we got to his class there were 3 parents with crying kids stuck to their legs outside the door. I tried to hold Ben back but he started weaving his way through the crying kids almost knocking them over to get inside. He didn't even look back or say good-bye. Did I mention he loves it! And of course when I went to pick him up he didn't want to leave.
Maybe someday I will be sad to leave him but I am just happy he is happy!
Fall 2007 - First Day 5 months old