Thursday, September 03, 2009

Look Who's Goin' to School!

Caden woke up this morning in the happiest mood and exclaimed, "It's time for school!" He ate up his honey nut cheerios and got himself all ready to go. 9:00 a.m. couldn't come fast enough for him. He was so excited.
It was Cody's idea to get a picture by the big tree in our front yard. We have a photo just like this of Cody on his first day. Big smiles and he's all ready to go!
Cody was so cute. He put on his new shirt, slicked down his hair and got all spiffy for the occasion. The three of us walked hand in hand to the school.
Big brother leads the way! "C'mon, Caden! Follow me!"
And he's off....
It was so cute. When we took Caden inside, Cody led him to his little cubby with his name on it and helped him hang up his backpack and coat. We watched him go bounding into the classroom and to immediately sit down and join one of his new friends. It was then, and only then (surprisingly) that my eyes got a little misty.

As Cody and I walked back home, hand-in-hand, we both said we felt like we were missing an arm or something. It was very weird to be without Caden. But we got home and dove into our school work and got a ton accomplished. It was very.....quiet! : ) I took Cody to Panera and we both had a bowl of soup before we picked up the little guy. We both just kept looking at each other saying, "This is so....weird!"

When we picked Caden up, the teacher told us the children had a great day and tons 'o' fun. But when I asked Caden how it went he said, "Good! Except I didn't want to listen to the story. I just wanted to play my own thing."

I think preschool is going to be veeeerrrrry good for the little man.

And finally, remember my previous post about Jerry laughing at the toad and the cricket? Well, it's blurry, but here's proof. It really is sitting on the toad's back! Click on the picture to enlarge it and you'll see the black thing (cricket) on it's back. And yes, we took pity on them both and released them back into the great outdoors...much to the boys' dismay the next morning.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

1 comment:

Kari said...

Can't believe he's old enough to go to school . . . wow! Time sure flies-that's for certain!