Wednesday, August 25, 2010

School Lunch

Ben and I ate lunch with Jacob today. I didn't tell him beforehand that we were coming. He was so excited when he saw us. There wasn't room to sit at Jake's table, so Ben and I sat a few tables away. Jacob said he couldn't sit with us, because he wasn't allowed to stand up until the showed the letter B. I told him I spoke with the "Lunch Lady" and she said he could come sit with us. He was all smiles as he and one of his BFFs "Ethan" sat with us also.

Mr. Independent

Ben puts up such a stink when I tell him to wear his bike helmet. Therefore, I don't argue with him when he insists on wearing it backwards. Bad mom? Probably. But I take my little successes when I can get them.

First Grade -- Part II

Jacob had a wonderful first day of 1st grade. There were just a few hiccups during the day, but all in all it was a success.

Jacob couldn't get the tupperware container with his sandwich open. He couldn't open his go-gurt. He brought home all the trash from lunchtime because he didn't know where to throw it away. He was too shy to ask for help. That was his reasoning at least; I don't think there's a shy bone in his body.

Anyway. I made his favorite dinner: spaghetti. We had a special FHE treat to celebrate his first day. It was a Mrs. Field's giant cookie that said "Happy Back To School." Needless to say it was a hit.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Welcome to First Grade

Today is Jacob's first day of First Grade! He is quite excited for school to start. He even let me pick out his outfit AND he put it on without any flack. This is coming from the kid who only wears Nike shorts and Mario/Star Wars/Bakugan shirts.

He gets to take his lunch (his choice); he didn't want to buy school lunch yet. Oh the joys of having a child in all-day school. I did get a little teary-eyed, but that was short lived. Now I get to spend some one-on-one time with Ben. I'm excited about that. But I will miss my tender-heart Jacob.

Ben had to put his CARS backpack on while we took Jacob to school. He even had to walk into the classroom, hang up his backpack, and sit at the desk next to his big brother. What a cute kid. He wasn't too thrilled when I said it was time to leave. A promise to check out a book about Trucks and Race Cars appeased him enough for us to escape without too much commotion.

Here are some funny and sweet pictures of the morning's events.