Sunday, October 28, 2012

First Grade

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Aaron's first day of first grade ~ 2012.
All decked out with Avengers lunchbox, new Adidas shoes, new socks, new hand-me-down shorts, last year's backpack, last year's t-shirt, and the cutest smile ever! by the way, his t-shirt is not dirty, he wipes his wet hands on his shirts. :)

He is so handsome.
His hair is nice and flat, which is just what he likes.
He calls this hair style the 'flatty flat'. :)

His class following their teacher into the school.
He used this backpack most of last year as well... it is the backpack I took on my mission and used the whole 18 months in England. It has held up well.

A blurry 'I Love You' in sign language.

My sweet boy.

I don't like it one bit that they don't let us parents walk the kids to their classroom. I know that would be chaos, but I hated not being able to take Aaron directly to his classroom. I sobbed for over an hour after I dropped Aaron off at school that morning. It was rough.
When I picked him up that afternoon and he told me how much he loved school, it made it a little easier for me to let him go back the next day. I still cried the next day as well, but not for as long.
I found out a few weeks after school began that Aaron's teacher, Mrs B., is married to a friend of Aaron's from high school. She and her husband were at Aaron's funeral... such a small world.
Anyway, I hope and pray Aaron makes great friends and has a wonderful year.

Aaron, you are growing up too fast, and I love you so very much.

I am not sure if it is true or not, but the morning of Aaron's second day of school, I found this flower on our windshield. I figured someone had left it to brighten my day after having such a tough morning the day before. :) Not sure who left it, but it made me smile. Thank you.

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Mindy said...

They grow up so fast! That flower is sweet. :)

Kristi said...

That is sad. He is gone all day now. I'm glad that PPC keeps you busy and distracted from missing him all day. Love ya

Ceri said...

I remember that first day feeling so very well! What a lovely flower - one of my favourite kinds. It sure would brighten a difficult day.

Loads of love to you Leslie,

Ceri xxx