Monday, August 29, 2011

First Day of Kindergarten!

(I saw this idea somewhere--you would do it at the beginning of each school year. It was fun talking to Devin about his favorite things.)
Yesterday was Devin's first day of school. I don't really think he was nervous at all--he has been going to this school for preschool for the past year and a half so I think that helped.
He was sure excited! For the past couple weeks he has been getting his backpack and supplies ready and laying out his outfit.
He insisted we walk to school so he could ride his bike, but good grief! It was too hot! We will for sure be driving until it cools down a bit. When I dropped him off he was fine. He gave us all hugs (the girls and I) and lined up with his class. They didn't let the parents in (we dropped them off and watched from outside the fence) so when it was time for school all the kids in his class walked by us and waved goodbye. When he walked past us his eyes started to fill up with tears and he put his hand on his face (to help stop the tears and hide the fact that he was getting emotional). It was the sweetest thing--I haven't been sad that he is leaving for school, but seeing him get just a little upset made my eyes fill with tears: I think that image will be in my mind forever.

The backpack shot

School is only 2 1/2 hours long so by the time I walked home I only had about an hour and a half before I had to leave to pick him back up. Not nearly enough time if you ask me. We walked home, had to call Jared to get us in the house (the garage would not open and I didn't bring my keys), ate lunch and I took the kids out for a back to school smoothie. 

I'm really excited for this year. I think Devin is going to make a lot of progress. He still struggles with his speech--It is just so hard to understand him. He is also a little behind in some other areas, but he does really well in other areas. And isn't that kinda how all kids are? They have all seem to have their strengths and weaknesses. I wish he didn't have to struggle, but I'm willing to bet it will make him stronger in the long run.

I sure do love him!


Michelle said...

Val, you just caused me to tear up. I love the little guy and sure hope he loves this new year of school.

Anonymous said...

Val Andi just showed me this and I hope that she lets our kids wear star wars stuff like devin. We need to come visit so i can watch star wars and indiana jones with him