My baby Boonie officially grew up enough to go to first grade. It has been so hard this year because 1st grade was MY THING! I had so much fun teaching those babies and to think that I could have been his teacher makes me wish I could so badly.
It was a bit of a waiting game, not knowing which school he was going to go to this year. He didn't win the lottery into the Spanish immersion program at Heritage (the school in our boundaries) and it seemed like he was THE ONLY ONE who did not get into the program. Every single person he knew got into it. He wanted to learned Spanish so badly and was pretty disappointed when he didn't get in. I put him on the waiting list at a STEM school and he was first in line - so we were waiting to hear on that too. About two weeks before school started Lindsey Kelstrom told me that the Spanish immersion school that her kids are in had openings for first grade. So we signed him up over there because it felt right and we hope to someday be able to transfer him over to Heritage. Until then, he will be at Bridger Elementary. It's literally across the road from Mason's work so he takes him every morning. Boonie was a little nervous to be going to a new school, but luckily he knows two other boys in the first grade - even though they aren't in his class. Collin Kelstrom (his good old buddy) and Lincoln Maughan (another boy who lives on Hollow Road who didn't get into the program).
Boonie is already growing up so fast. I was happy that he finally chose a little kids backpack because I predict this will be his last year doing so... he's getting too cool already. Why oh why do they have to grow??
I just love him to pieces. The first 3 days were kinda hard on him. He wasn't sleeping well at nights and not getting naps anymore so he kinda turned into a crazy person. The 3rd day of school he said he kept welling up with tears to cry because he missed me so much. It's a long day, but I think he's adjusting. This parenting business is SO HARD.
Thankfully Collin is there. We had to get a first day picture of them being we did the same thing on their first day of preschool. I plan on recreating this when they are seniors in high school.