Today is Elliott's first day of Kindergarten! A sad...and happy day.
Sad because I will miss him during the day. Sad because it's kind of overwhelming to think about the stage of life he is beginning. He will be in school for the next 13 to 17+ years. Whoa!
Happy because he's ready and there are so many exciting things that will happen this year. He will learn to read! His world will get a little bigger after he gets to spend time with people other than his mom and little siblings all day.
This morning my little buddy woke up extra early, got dressed, got his lunch together and his bag and came into our bedroom to ask if we were ready to leave...I was still sleeping! It was waaaayyy too early to leave for school.
But I got up and got to cuddle with him and watch cartoons. He made a little sign for his first day so I could document his handwriting as a yearly tradition (thanks to a Pinterest idea). I wrote it out first and he was supposed to copy the letters I wrote. And I promise, in my example I spelled Kindergarten correctly. :)
To take his mind off of it we went outside to take some First Day of School pictures. Initially he was excited, but it was a little chilly this morning...which made him sad again. This is not the first day of school picture I was hoping for. :(
A couple weeks ago I got to go on a date with my little man to celebrate the end of summer. We went to a movie, dinner, and ice cream. Fun!
I tried to take pictures with my phone but I'm so bad at using it. How in the world do people take self portraits with their cells? I was able to get Elliott in the picture...right next to my forehead. Beautiful! :)
Here's my little buddy with his popcorn at the movies (a little happier than he was today). He was pretty excited to get popcorn and a drink all to himself! Although he only ate half his popcorn (he wanted to save it for the girls...what a sweetie pie) and hardly touched his drink because it was too sweet.