Thursday, April 22, 2010

big day

today was ben's first day of preschool. REAL preschool, at an elementary school, not daycare. YEASHHHHHHH!

yes, i was freaking out.
yes, i was a nervous wreck.
yes, i did cry about it. a few times, in fact.

and yes, as in most cases with my children, ben surprised me by making the transition so easily.

sorry, photo above taken with john's cell phone.

it does make it easier on me that ben's teacher is my next door neighbor.
we love her and trust her completely. she's amazing.
i promise you, you'll never find anyone who cares about kids more than she does.
and without her, we would be absolutely lost.

but i have to give credit to my ben boy.
he is so willing to try new things.
he loves an adventure.
he is naturally curious and trusting.
so it's only makes sense that he would LOVE going to a new school and exploring his new class.

ben will go to his new school every thursday until school lets out at the end of may.
and then he'll start again in august.

my big boy just got bigger.
i need a tissue.
the tears are still flowin.

p.s. it was a big day for my parents too. they made settlement on their home in new jersey and are now alabama bound! woo hoo!


...Nancy said...

what a big boy...sitting on that carpet! he is sitting on the letter 'U', 'U' is for 'unbelievable' - and that's what he is! :-)
he will continue to amaze you Amy, but you already know that.

Anonymous said...

What a sweetie! So glad it went well for the both of you! ;)

Kylie Mc said...

preschool is the best thing i've done for my little guy, he has grown so much in this past glad that ben had a great 1st day...go ben! ;)

meg duerksen said...

this is so great!
what a blessing. i bet he looooooved it! they seem to be very positive too. how special that your neighbor gets to bond with ben.
so happy for you!

katie said...

Hi! I recently found your blog & LOVE, love, LOVE it! Your pictures are awesome & your stories are even better. I look forward to reading more... Happy new week! From your new HUGE fan, Katie in California

Kelli said...

Yay! That's so great! :)

Where in NJ are your parents moving from? That's where I live! :)