Wednesday, August 15, 2012

First Days :) Kindergarten and 1st grade!!

 On our way out the door!
 Nathan and his wonderful teacher Ms. Clegg (Anna)
 Naomi and I before going into her 1st day of School ever!!
 Ms. Naomi modelling her new book bag!
 Outside of her classroom!  Her teacher is Mrs. Rutledge...who we really like.  It was a busy morning, we will have to get a picture another time.
Icing on the cake...Naomi saw one of her best friends, Elcee, just across the hall! 

I knew today would be interesting.  All summer Nathan has been dreading going back to school.  Mainly because first grade is full day and because he has to get up early.  He has been begging me to homeschool him...so I told him let's try school one more year and then re-evaluate when the babies are older.  He was not excited to find out all his favorite friends were in another class, but the saving grace was his teacher!!!  We were thrilled to find out that he was in my friend Anna's class.  She seemed familiar and comforting to him and for the little anxious introvert that he is he needed something!!!  It is comforting to me to know I have someone spending 8hrs a day with my sweet lil boy that will be patient with his querks and comfort him when school life overwhelms him! 

I figured with Naomi it could go one of two ways...1- she would just jump in there and do great or 2- She would revert to shy mode and hide behind me the whole time.  Thankfully she chose option #1, which affirmed to me that she is ready for this.  I really think she will love learning and will enjoy her class and sweet teacher and aid!

As for me, I kept it together all morning and it just hit me as we got home and the babies were napping.  So sad to let go some of my control...so sad for them to have to learn life lessons without me there to protect and interpret for them...so sad to watch people be mean to them (except there own siblings!)
So good to just give it to the Lord and trust his sweet hand on all of us!!

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