Porter started first grade this last week. He is loving it. He got to be line leader this week and he loves eating at school and getting three recesses. He has already earned 10 soar slips and gotten a prize for being a good example and helping out. He got to pick out a little stuffed teddy bear that he has carried everywhere with him since he brought it home from school yesterday. They had a picnic today and got to bring one stuffed toy and he was overjoyed that it got to go with him to school today. Does my heart good to see how much he loves school, his teacher, and all his new friends. He says Mrs Ingabritsen is the best teacher ever!
Also this last week, my mom made the boys a teepee and was able to bring it to them. As soon as Gabe heard Grandma had finished the teepee he ran to his dad shouting, "Grandma finished out peepee! Grandma finished our peepee!" I just about fell out of my chair laughing. They love it and especially love setting it up in the playroom and having picnics in it, taking naps in it, or piling their blankets up in it and watching a movie.
Gabe also started preschool this week. He was SUPER excited. He smiled so big the first time that I could barely see his eyes.
We got a better one just outside the school to drop him off. He ran right in an started making friends right away. Adam gave us all blessings at the beginning of the year and something stood out for me in both boy's blessings. He told them that they would both be good friends to other people in their class and good examples. To Gabe he said that he could help other kids who might be nervous about preschool to feel better and to have fun. When I dropped him off there was one little boy just wailing for his dad who had to sneak out the back door so his son wouldn't go running out after him. Broke my heart. I wasn't in tears over Gabe going because he was SO excited, but I could have cried for this little boy. Gabe went right up to him and said hi, told him his name and started showing him around and leading him to where the toys were. It was so touching to see that blessing in action.
Adam said I should put my picture up too since I too started school this week. Yup, I am going back to finish my degree. I am doing it online and working towards a Psychology degree with a minor in Family Studies. I have two years left full time, but we'll see how long that takes going part time. So far we have all had a whirlwind first week and I am hoping that things continue to go well for my boys and that I can get a hang of this whole learning thing again.