Monday, August 25, 2008

First Day of School

I have so many things I want to write about last weekend at the Siesta Fiesta in San Antonio, but Nathan's first day of second grade completely trumps it for now. I took the day off so that I could drive him to school, and then pick him up at the end of the day and so I was able to get some pictures of him this morning at home and in his new classroom.

I think this might be the last year that I am able to walk him to his class without causing him embarrassment. He was okay today, but I could tell that he was a little antsy about my camera once we got to school. He's still my baby, but he's growing up and I am having to make adjustments to my behavior in public. I try to be aware of the proximity of his friends and try to keep the PDA to a minimum. I don't think he's ever been embarrassed by holding my hand or being kissed in public, but these days I try to keep the ball in his court. If he grabs my hand (and I keep it readily available and accessible), I gladly hold on. But I let him choose.

So now I am sitting here, waiting for the hands on the clock to make the circuit two more times so I can go pick him up and hear all about his first day. I love settling back into the routine of the school year, with Nathan doing his homework at the counter while Trevor or I cook dinner. The summer has been fun, but this is the time of the year to which I look forward.

Click to play First Day of 2nd Grade


11 comments:

Mocha with Linda said...

Those pictures are precious. He's such a cutie! I've been thinking about you and him all day as we've been doing all our last day stuff before starting tomorrow. Can't wait to hear how it went!

Love ya!

Mocha with Linda said...

Oh, and are the cookies made?!

luvmy4sons said...

What a handsome young man you have!

The Young's said...

Girl...I'm with you on loving this time of year. I love getting back into structure! It's So FUN to get those back to school pics too!!! Such sweet memories!! I hope his day went good...yours too!! :) Have a wonderful week!
Blessings,
Buffi

Becoming Me said...

Awww, He is adorable

Alana said...

I didn't know you went to the Siesta Fiesta, too! I missed out on meeting all my favorites! The pictures are precious...hope he had a great first day.

lori said...

Sad to tell you, yes it is the last year. My boy started grade 3 and he would not have his mommie walk him in fact he informed me that he could take his sister to her class as well

Lisa said...

You have cute children....I love that red hair. Hope his first day went well.

Lisa

beyond this moment said...

My kids start school next week... my youngest starts kindergarten and even SHE doesn't want me to walk her in. Its all about being the "big girl."

I wanted to thank you for sitting down on the cold, hard tiles with me at the PJ party. It was more of a blessing than you could know.

Grace & Peace to you,
Bethany

Crystal said...

Cute pictures! I hope his first day was great!

Jill said...

Love the pics...He is a handsome boy. I was a little sad for you thinking of keeping your hand readily available, but it seems a great mom like you is aware of his space...boundaries in pleasant places...:)