I had to wake my little man up this morning, which I've only had to do ONCE before in our lives. I didn't want to, but it was 7:05 and he wasn't up yet. From the moment he opened his eyes, he was bouncing off the walls with excitement. Here he is, all puffy-eyed, with his stuffed lamb that he sleeps with.
Front and back views with his backpack on. Is there anything cuter than a little kid wearing a backpack? They look so cute, and they're so proud to be wearing one :-) The Kindergartners get to wear name tags around their necks for the first few weeks of school, so teachers can help get them where they need to go at school, and to be sure they get on the right bus on the way home. He thinks it's so cool!
Getting on the bus for the first time!! Well, technically the second time. We did a dry run yesterday, walked to the bus stop, met the driver (she's great! And look how young she is!) and she let him climb on yesterday to check it out. I think it helped a lot, because today he wasn't nervous at all! He couldn't WAIT to get on, in fact. This helped to create the shock of the century: I DIDN'T CRY. How is that possible? I cried at every kids' movie I saw this summer (Over the Hedge, Cars, and Barnyard) and I even cried while LISTENING to Pooh's Heffalump Movie in the van. Seriously, I cry at everything. I welled up a little, but no tears actually fell out of my eyes. I guess I got all the tears out when I read that Beanstalk story from his teacher :-) And like I said- the fact that he was so excited and not nervous at all helped tremendously! If he'd been hesitant, I'd have lost it, for sure. I'm going to enjoy my 3 hours and 45 minutes of quiet until he gets home, but I can't wait to hear all about his day! I'm so proud of my little guy :-) And could he LOOK any more disgusted that I made him turn around once on the bus so I could take just one more picture? LOL.