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Patrick’s First Day of Kindergarten

Remember how I told you yesterday that This is Patrick’s World and we all just live in it? Well, no surprise here when I asked him what he wanted to be when he grows up and he answered…

Today he had orientation starting at 10:30 and then he stays and finishes out the day at school. Tomorrow will be his first full day, but I thought today was close enough. Today he was left alone at Kindergarten and even if it wasn’t for the full day, he is there. I am here. It counts.

I am so excited that he has the same teacher that Michael had last year. It makes the transition easier for both Patrick and me. I know the drill and Patrick has been in the classroom and heard stories about the teacher.

It couldn’t have been a better orientation. He colored nicely when he was supposed to be coloring. He introduced himself to his new classmates without being prompted. He sat quietly and listened to the teacher read a story.

I cried when it was time to leave. He gave me a hug and a kiss and then he bent down and gave Elise a hug and a kiss.

(he isn’t looking at the camera but this is still my favorite photo from this morning. So Patrick.)

Today Patrick’s teacher met the sweet, empathetic, generous and kind Patrick. Lets hope she sees more of that Patrick than the Patrick that took food blue food coloring and squirted all around the house yesterday.


So many I can’t choose!

Michael’s First Day of First Grade.

When Tim asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up Michael thought for a long time and then with an excited look in his eyes Michael answered, “So many things I can’t choose!”

(notice he is on his tip toes – a sure sign he is excited!)

I am proud of his answer. Michael isn’t always the easiest kid to raise but he is so bright and his future is even brighter.

Have a great first day of school kiddo. I am drinking coffee and praying for your teachers as I post these photos. You are a handful and then some, but as my best friend often reminds me when I share stories about you with her, “At least he will never be a boring kid!”

(starting the school year with missing two front teeth)

She is right. You will never be boring and the sky is the limit… as soon as you learn to tie your shoes anyway!

Patrick has assessments today and starts Kindergarten on Thursday. Elise has Preschool open house on Thursday and starts school next Monday.


Preschool 2010

Preschool 2011

Kindergarten 2012

First Grade 2013