Monday, September 8, 2008
First Day of School
Last Wednesday was Andon's first day of school. Sorry for posting a little late, we have been busy with company. As you will see in some of the pictures, Jared's Dad and his girlfriend Abbe are here. So, the morning of school, Abbe made Andon and Papa pancakes and eggs. Upon Andon's request of course. :) That is his favorite breakfast. Here is a picture of them having their big breakfast together.
We already had his clothes picked out from the night before. It was a very exciting morning around here! Here is a picture of Andon outside ready to go. The big red thing is his mat for rest time. :)
Here are some pictures of us at his school waiting for the classes to start.
Here we are signing him in for class and checking it all out.
And a picture of him and his Daddy....
It all went better than I could have expected. He started to say "I'm scared" right before we were about to leave but Daddy came to the rescue and everything was fine. The five hours went by so fast! But, I was watching the clock once it was getting close to time to get him! I was so excited to hear how it went! :) He was very hyper and excited when I got there and said he couldn't wait to go back.
So, then came Friday. I took him all by myself, no entourage and no Daddy for backup. I should have known something would happen because he woke up on the wrong side of the bed that day. We even stopped off at Daddy's work before we went to school just to have a little chat. :) When we pull in the parking lot of school Andon say's "look at me mom" so I put my mirror on him and he say's "I just want to look at you all day". :) It was so cute! But I knew he was up to something. We go in to his class and he start's saying "i'm scared, don't leave me here!" That went on for fifteen minutes. He was crying, wanting me to hold him. I didn't know what to do, I wanted to cry myself but I know that would not have helped the situation!! :) Finally the teacher started talking to him about something and I had to go. All the way down the hall I could hear him screaming. I was so upset, I got in the car and called Jared. He said just wait a few minutes and go back to listen but don't let him see you. So, I did and he had stopped. But really, I was a mess the whole time he was there.
Once again, I couldn't wait to go get him and he was so happy and excited about his day at school. We will see how this week goes. It's just going to take a little getting used to. But really, it's only five hours two day's a week. I know this is what God has called us to do right now so I am excited to see all the things that come from it. :) ~Jen