Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First Day of School

Today is Caden's first day of school... I cannot believe it is already here! I was chatting with Caden's teacher from last year in the hallway this morning and she said, "What a difference a year makes!" Last year Kaki was just a secret in God's little book and now she is here, tagging along as we drop off big brother at school... oh what a difference a year makes!

This morning Caden requested Elmo pancakes for breakfast, which is hilarious because I have only made him Elmo pancakes ONE other time... and that was for his 2nd birthday! But apparently, he thought that the first day of school surely required such food... I was kind of hoping he would have said donuts! :) But alas, who am I to deprive the boy of his wishes! :)

I got up extra early this morning to try to get us all out the door, dressed, etc. I even managed to put make-up on and have freshly washed hair! Victory... at least at this point in the morning I am thinking so... keep reading...

First day of school pics are essential... and this time it was all about big brother... we were running a bit late so no time to drag the nap nanny and blanket and Kaki out for a few pics... just the big boy today!!

He got syrup on his face this morning and it left that mark on his face?! Strange huh?!

You can see it across his cheek in this photo...

HEY Maci Max... :)
Sportin' his new backpack! His Aunt Martha got his super spiffy (and a bit scary) backpack for school this year... and he LOVES. it! He can't keep his eyes off of it, in fact!!

BIG BOY with his backpack... ready for school... tear!

A little comparison photo... first day of school last year...

First day of school this year... WOW!

What a difference a year makes...

Sweet boy with some morning light on his face... :)

He did great at drop-off this morning. Walked right in and started playing while I got things settled in his cubby. When I said goodbye and gave him one last hug he started to cry, but within minutes he was redirected and doing just fine! :) I cannot WAIT to hear about his day!!

And here is the part when my "together" morning takes a bit of a turn... not a bad one... but a funny one! I walk back out to the parking lot with my friend Lesley who is helping me carry the snap n go stroller she is KINDLY letting me borrow for Miss Kaki and I find this...

Oops... forgot to shut the door on the way into school... fail... it had only been like that for 15-20 minutes! :)

AND I also forgot Caden's blanket for nap time... BUT a quick trip back home and we were A-OK for the day...

All in all, an open door and a forgotten blanket aren't too bad for our first morning of school! :)

Here's to messy hair, workout clothes and frozen waffles on Thursday!! That is REALLY how I prefer to roll... :)

Happy First Day of School, Caden!! I love my big boy!!

Don't miss the two previous posts from our Labor Day weekend fun!!

4 comments:

the G Rowes said...

Haha! That is too funny!! Love your Elmo pancake so creative. Caden looks so cute and grown up in those pictures! Hope he had a wonderful first day!

Cori said...

Such a big boy! Can't wait to hear about his day! I'd say you did pretty good this morning! Wish somebody fixed me pancakes every morning before school! :)

Lesley Boyd said...

LOVE it! We have all been there. And amen to frozen waffles and workout clothes.....

Melissa said...

Love this post...so funny! I have been there and done that with some crazy mom stories. You are an all star mom with that breakfast! I love the waffles and work out clothes...almost every day!