Friday, September 17, 2010

First Day Of School!

Today was Parker's first official day of nursery school all by himself!  We went for an orientation last week, but we stayed in the class while he played.  Today we dropped him off for the first time ever!  Crazy!  Here are some photos:

Showing off his Spider-Man backpack.

Probably annoyed that I keep taking photos of him.
Sitting next to his little cubby hole thing where he hangs his jacket and backpack.
Looking around.
Not quite sure what's going on.
Checking out his name on the apple.  This morning before we went to school, April asked him about finding his name on the wall and he said, "On the apple!"  I guess he remembered the apple name tag thing.  Good remembering!
Here's Ms. Caroline taking Parker to see Charlie the bunny.
It was weird being at home without him!  The house was so quiet!  When we went to pick him up, we arrived a bit early and were able to peek into the window to see what he was doing.  Everyone was sitting at a table eating a little snack (according to Parker they were "bear cookies and milk") and being really cute.  Then they had circle time and were dismissed!  Parker was really happy to see us and started crying, which was pretty sad to see, but he said he had a good time.  He played with a big red bridge that goes with a Thomas train set (he's kind of obsessed with bridges), fed Charlie the bunny some water, ate a snack, and listened to a story (Wheels On The Bus, apparently).  He also painted a school bus picture which is now hanging on our fridge.  He said he's looking forward to going back, so hopefully it's a nice easy transition into going twice a week!  


Claire said...

It's so hard to leave them, isn't it?!?! It breaks your heart, especially if they cry. However, he'll learn quickly that it is a fun place to play and that you will always come back for him and then they learn to enjoy already sounds like he is having fun.....good for him!!!

Abuelita said...

Parker was probably relieved to see you at the end of his school day - they need to see you come back a few times before they realize "Mommy and daddy will be back". It looks like he had a great time and he'll make some new friends which is always good. Great job, Parker!

Kristyne said...

I got the same recount of the day as you did, so I guess what Parker (and Gabriel) said really did happen yesterday morning! Hope next week, when all the kids are there, things continue to go smoothly for our boys!