Monday, August 30, 2010

First Day of Kindergarten

Today was Finley's 1st day of Kindergarten - which starts at 8:15am. Despite the overcast weather we decided to walk to school. 1/2 way there, it started to pour rain on us. Thank heavens the school is close and we had umbrellas. I didn't get pics in front of the school rock & sign due to the rain. Maybe tomorrow. But I did get some cute pics of Finley's morning before the big day.

Here he is groggily eating his breakfast. I know, I know, if I were super-mom I would have made pancakes or something fancy for breakfast. But I'm not, so he got cereal & V8 Fusion juice. Besides, I think getting up at 7 am is harder on me than it is on him. I haven't been a morning person since I quit working and had kids.

I'm lovin' the bed-head! I gave him a haircut on Sunday and I love the way it turned out.  

It's German tradition to give a "Schultüte" to children on the 1st day of their first year in school. It's a cone filled with school supplies. Not like you really need much in elementary school, but he got some folders, crayons, markers, pencils, and of course a pair of new school shoes & pj's. Lucky duck. Here he is with the cone that I made myself.

Berlin really wanted in on the action, so I pulled out her lunch tote and a new book that we were saving for her first day of preschool (she doesn't start for 3 more weeks). Oh well. She carried this while we walked to school, apparently thinking that she too was going to Kindergarten. Unfortunately she cried when she realized that she couldn't stay & had to go home with us. Aw, the enthusiasm. 

Berlin giving loves to her big brother.

Me, snuggling my baby boy who's not really a baby anymore.

All ready for what the day brings ...

Braving the ominous clouds as we walk to school ...

Having lunch at McDonald's with one of his best friends, Logan. 
What a great way to celebrate a successful first day right?

more to come tomorrow - if the weather holds out :)


Jen Howick said...

looks like a great first day to me!

Sugar & Spice said...

Can you believe it?
Where does the time go?