Tuesday, September 7, 2010

His first day...

So I just dropped Deacon off at Kindergarten... and we he did such a great job.  He asked if I could drop him off and let him run ahead "like the big kids."  I explained that his first day of kindergarten is a really big deal... so mommy really wants to be there to take pictures, meet other parents, meet the kids, etc... So he says, "well, ok, maybe you can just walk behind me, ok?"  LOL  I don't feel too bad because I know he's just doing it to exert some independence... because he was still very willing to give me hugs and kisses in front of his friends as we tearfully happily left.

So here's how it all went down (the play by play... for the grandparents anyone who cares):
We got there and immediately went into picture taking mode... and as we're standing in the parking lot taking his picture in front of the sign, a car pulled up next to us and the mom in the car says, "Ooooh, it's so nice to see another kindergarten mommy!"-- hmmm, wonder what gave it away that I was a kinder mommy?!?  Right then Deacon's friend Mikey showed up... and they were both SO excited to see each other.  The boys stopped long enough to let us take their picture together and then we were able to go to their classroom, see their cubbies and desks... and then it was time to PLAY!  The kids all get to play on the big playground before morning assembly (this is a daily occurrence)- and I think this will be one of the highlights for Deacon.  All the parents and the kids were SO sweet.  Mason showed up a couple minutes later- Deacon was now truly in heaven.

At 8:20 one of the 8th graders got to ring the bell, which signified the start of morning assembly.  The kids all line up with their classes... and our little kindergarteners did so well- they just lined up and followed the lead of all the other kids.  One of older kids got to lead the morning prayer, blessing, pledge and song... Deacon did so well- considering he knew none of what was being said.  This is when I started to cry... just seeing all these kids together- praying, being respectful and happy... it was so neat.  Mr. Cone got up to speak after that- he greeted the children and they all said, at the same time, "good morning Mr. Cone, we're doing well, thank you.  How are you today?"  HAHAHA!!!  It was the sweetest thing...

So after assembly the teachers took the kids to the classrooms... I got to sneak one last kiss in before it was time for me to actually leave Deacon- and he hardly noticed.  He was just so excited to be there... and I was so excited for him.  I'm so proud of him- he did so well... So here are pictures from our morning.  I'm sure I'll do another update tonight when he gets home :)

"Mom... are you really making dad take a picture of me getting dressed?"  YEP!


4 comments:

d e v a n said...

I hope he loves his first day!!

Annette said...

awww how sweet! what a big boy!!

damien said...

I hate that I've been crying on and off since yesterday afternoon and just when I thought I was finally done, you post this!

hiyaluv said...

he is so so so cute and SO BIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!