Wednesday, July 20, 2011

First Day of First Grade!

These past 6 weeks have FLOWN by!

I can't believe how quickly my son moved from Kindergarten into 1st grade.

I'm still in shock.

In fact, there was hardly any preparation due to the fact that I've been in denial that he'd start back to school this quickly.

But here it is.

Fortunately we didn't need anything in the line of new school stuff except for lunch foods.
So, as our last alone thing before he started school, he and I went grocery shopping last night.

First we had to make a stop and get a snowball 
{We each tried a new flavor}
Then it was off to Costco.
We thought we needed to hit up Harris Teeter, but we made it work without that stop.

Ethylwolfe got to pick all of the lunch items that he wanted and we were good to go.
Leftover pizza, chocolate milk, banana and oreos.
{Ham and cheese for the rest of the week}
As costco only sells a huge box of oreos, we opted for chocolate chip cookies instead.
{He was a good sport because he really really wanted oreos}

I started the morning by blasting fun pick me up tunes to wake us all up.
{We've gotten into the habit of going to bed late and waking up late, it's been wonderful}

 He packed his lunch this morning.  He said that I can pack it every other day...thanks.

I made pancakes for breakfast.
{I tried a new recipe, asked E if they were better than daddy's, he said they are just as good...
I can live with that because daddy is the pancake king around here}

Little sister was just as excited as he was.

Walking into school.
We first made a stop to visit his K teacher.
Then it was off to 1st Grade!

Almost to Evika's class!

The first grader backpack wall is much higher than it was for Kindergarten, E said he'll grow tall enough when he turns 6.  I hope not, because I just bought new jeans that I hope will fit all year...

At the back of the room, he found his good friends from another K class.
He's very happy to have his buddies with him.

This is going to be a great year!


Katie said...

I'm glad the first day got off without a hitch! And thanks for the pictures! I felt like I was right there with him =)

Marlan said...

Oh he looks so grown up. Love the pictures.

Candi said...

How did I miss this??? You are such a great mom! Haylei starts kindergarten on Aug 15th...I'm pretty nervous about the whole thing. I did find some old magazines in the garage with some cool teacher gift ideas, so I'm gonna keep them for the end of the year. Or better yet, I'll do them early and have them ready...but then knowing me, I'll forget where I put them and have to make them again!