Tuesday, February 16, 2010

School Update

Day 1, Friday: post below. After the initial tears, he had a great time! I think the highlight was definitely riding on the school bus to and from the SPCA.
Day 2, Monday: Feeling very apprehensive. In the morning most talk was of not wanting to go to school today. His eyes were red and teary all morning. Didn't get much better when we got to school and found out that his teacher, Mary Beth, wasn't there today. But the good news is the Dinosaurs (Nash's class) got to play all day with the Butterflies (3-4 year olds) and they played with a parachute. The end of the day report was good.
Day 3, Tuesday: Morning. "I just want to go to school now. I'm just ready to go to school." He was excited! Said he was going to ask Mary Beth if they're going to ride on another school bus. Was excited when we got there and saw Nannee, the school dog, and when he changed into his inside shoes. But, I waited just long enough to see him sit down in story circle and start to cry a minute later. But at the end of the day when I picked him up, the rest of his class (who is there a full day) sang a good-bye song to him (We love you Nash...). And he ate the school lunch for the first time (applesauce and gumbo!) and loved washing his own dishes! The report from the director is that Nash spent a very long time washing his plate, then set it down to dry, then got in line to wash some more. After 3 rotations they told him that was enough.

And while the cat's away the mice will play. Which is to say, Margot is having a ball playing with her big brother's trucks while he is gone. Next post: the birthday post! Nash's 3rd birthday was Saturday and we partied down.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Nash's first day of school

Nashy was quiet and excited before school. He was laying on the floor playing with his new monster truck from Uncle Eric.

All smiles and waves when we arrived.

Kids were outside playing with sleds and wanted him to join them.

Here's Nash by his cubby. Raintree is a "green" school so he has inside shoes and outside shoes. And boots. And a lot of snow-gear.

Me and my boy on his first day of school. Do I look happy? It's a great place and he'll love it, but I am completely broken up inside.
The drop-off was not as bad as it could have been. Today is a field trip day and they're going to get on a school bus and go to the Humane Society and play with animals. I hope it'll be a great day for him. Even as I'm writing this I am just hoping he has some fun today. As I was walking out the door I heard him say, "I want my Mommy" and it was really hard for me not to turn around and grab him and run out the door with him. I just hope at the end of the day he'll tell me how much fun he had. My little Nashy, my little sunshine. So hard to let him go!!!

And then when I got home Margot decided to surprise Ray and I with a new talent... climbing into the big armchair all - by - herself.

Margot lacing beads

Baby Power

Baby Power
Representin all the babies in the struggle

I'm a super cool little baby.

Bundled Up

Bundled Up

First Crawfish Boil!

First Crawfish Boil!

My favorite picture

My favorite picture

One day old

One day old
Already a little man.

Looking for the waitress

Looking for the waitress

Check out my cords

Check out my cords

First smiles 4/11/07

First smiles 4/11/07

Playing w/ the other kids at Maymont

Playing w/ the other kids at Maymont

THIS WAY TO...

THIS WAY TO...

Mosaic of Nash"s first year

This way to the seafood buffett!

This way to the seafood buffett!

honey pie

honey pie