Monday, August 4, 2008

*sniff*

Well, our big boy is at school! We all got up, had a good breakfast, and survived the photo shoot. Charlie seemed very excited, and never got upset at all. He was so excited to wear his backpack (he calls it Rescue Pack, from Diego). Here is the conversation we had walking into the school:
Mommy: "Okay, Charlie, Mommy and Daddy are going to leave for a bit so you can play, but we will be right back".
Charlie: "You leaving me HERE?!"
Mommy: "Um, yeah, but just for a little bit. Mommies can't stay at school."
Charlie: (with a big understanding smile) "OH!! Fanks!!"
Once in his room, CF made a beeline for a toy school bus (his one disappointment this morning...no bus) and the teacher showed him where his cubby is. He barely looked up as we left. I, of course, was almost in tears walking out. I am so proud of him! And us, too. It was fun to spend this morning together, Adam and I. We have done so much together, and figuring out this parenting thing with him is more fun than I ever thought it would be.
More updates later! :)







Last minute jitters?
This face cracked me up!

13 comments:

Julie said...

Such a big boy. Sniff sniff over here too. You did good Mama.

The Morreys (Erin) said...

Sniff is right--what a big boy!

Melissa Jackson said...

Wow, i can only hope or first day goes half as good, i will defently show Austin these pictures, you know Charlie is part of the reason Austin decided to Potty train. You are so lucky to have such a big boy on your hands!

Mama Sweet Pea said...

Oh, such a big step for such a little man! He just gets cuter all the time. Here's hoping your week is full of lots of firsts!! (come on Mallory!)

Virginia said...

Yeah!! Oh so cute. I can't wait to hear how his day went!

Anonymous said...

what a cutie!! sniff sniff, he is getting soo big!

Becoming Kelly Wall said...

Aww! This was so cute, I was getting teary. I am glad you guys got some private time. Loves you all.

Becoming Kelly Wall said...

And he's wearing my shoes

Chatter said...

He is SO cute!! And so are you Heather. You look AWESOME! Congrats on keeping it together and not crying. What a sweet moment.

C

Cindy said...

That is so fun!

Jess Addison said...

Everyone had a wonderful first day! Yay!!!

Tell Charlie I am proud of him!!

xoxo

Kari said...

OMG! He can't possibly going to school already can he? How can that be? Weren't we just in Ethiopia and you were meeting him for the first time?!?!?

Glad to hear you made it through that one Heather. That's tough! I haven't even been brave enough to go there yet.
Miss you guys!

Anonymous said...

Aww...WAY TO GO CHARLIE!!! Can't wait for more updates...He's gonna do just great..I mean really, who wouldn't love him....

Rachel B