Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wyatt's first day of preschool

Last Tuesday was Wyatt's first day of preschool and what an adventure it's been! This is the first time he's been in any sort of program and it's definitely taking some adjusting from all parties involved :) I'm so thankful to stay at home with him, but there are definitely disadvantages to being the only child all the time. I really felt like he needed 2 years of preschool before he (gasp) starts kindergarten. I really don't even want to think about that, but being that I can't keep him under a rock for the rest of his life I do realize that it will happen soon enough. So far, he has cried every morning when I drop him off (which is only Tues & Thurs). However, Ms. Holly assures me he is fine after a few minutes. I know that he will adjust, but it sure makes it hard for a mama to leave her little one like that. The first morning was definitely the hardest and I broke down myself when I got back to the car. I just felt so lost without him with me. Sure, he's stayed with grandparents plenty of times, but it is totally different when I don't have anything to do except wait until 1 when it's time to go pick him up. I know I'll get better and eventually enjoy my time to myself, but I'm just not there yet! I just have to keep telling myself it's what's best for him. I'm so thankful for his sweet teacher. I feel like she's watching out for my baby when I can't.

The first day of school I was a picture taking fool! haha. It was a big deal for both of us and I know I'll love having these pictures to look back on forever.

He started the day off with a big plate of watermelon for breakfast! Not the most filling thing ever, but he asked for it and I was catering to his every want that morning :) hehe.

For lunch, he wanted a turkey sandwich, chips and Nilla wafers. Being the regimented child that he is, this is what he thinks he should have every day now! I made the mistake of packing him a luncheable the second day and he let me know real quick that he wasn't supposed to take that to school! Not that he can't have it there, but whatever you pack the first day I guess you have to take from here on out. He's so funny! Looks like he's going to be eating a lot of turkey from now until May. I did add in a fruit cup this week and he hasn't seemed to mind that. Baby steps....

His sweet little book bag from Pottery Barn. I just love all their stuff. He was so funny, he told my mom that the mailman gave him a new book bag! I wish it were that easy. Unfortunately, mama still has to foot the bill on that :) I ironed and laid out his cute little outfit the night before. Once again, I made the mistake of telling him that these were his "school shoes", so now he thinks he can't wear any other shoes to school! We are definitely going to have to get over that considering I've bought him about 3 new pairs of shoes lately. haha! I'm sure when it gets cooler and it's boot time, he won't have a problem switching to those.

My sweet little preschooler!! He wanted to get his picture taken in front of the bean crop. He's such a little farmer.

Squatting down to get on my level :)

Morgan took this picture of the two of us. I wish I could've gotten a picture of all three of us, but I thought it might be a little crazy to set up a tripod for that! I am glad we got a few of just us two. I feel like I don't have any pictures of myself with Wyatt. I guess that's the disadvantage of being a photographer, I'm always on the other side of the camera!

Possibly my favorite picture ever of the two of them! I love them so much it hurts. They are definitely two peas in a pod. They are what I treasure most in this world.

Walking into school!! I should've taken pictures of the walls. I LOVE his preschool and all the neat murals painted on the walls. Such a welcoming environment for a child. It sure makes this mama feel good.

My little shy boy trying to take it all in. Poor thing, he's so timid around new people. I'm praying this helps him conquer that fear.

Making his way to the mat to play with a tractor! He didn't interact with the other kids much the first day, but his teacher tells me he's doing better and better each day. That sure makes me feel good. I know all he has to do his be his sweet little self and everyone will love him!!! How could you not?!?!?

1 comment:

  1. He will grow to LOVE it! Ava cried at first too but now she walks right in and waves bye! ;-)