Walk down memory lane…

With Briggs starting preschool, I decided to take a trip down memory lane. 5 kids – 5 first days of preschool.

Happy back to school!

Briggs’ first day…

As expected, I held it together just fine as I dropped off Briggs today at his first day of preschool. Briggs, however, did not keep it together.

He was so excited all morning long. He was talking and dancing and being totally silly with excitement. Even in the car we were jamming out to his favorite song and he was all smiles. I opened up the car door to get him out. He gave me a panicked look and the minute his foot stepped out of the car he was in tears. Not even his very best buddies could cheer him up as we walked into the house.

I passed him off to the teacher and she reminded Briggs that Hunter and Bennett and Cannon all sat in those chairs and loved her class. She put her arm around him and pulled him in a for a hug and the crying stopped. And lucky for the teacher it didn’t start back up again. He was a happy camper the rest of the time and he’s already talking about going back.

His teacher goes to sooo much effort for these little kiddos – she makes them each a personalized backpack every year. This year’s theme is the jungle – hence the monkey backpack. He absolutely loves it.

She also packs it full of fun things and he loved exploring all his new supplies.

First day of school 2019…part 2…

A few more pictures the first day of school.

I have a hard time deleting any of these photos because they show expressions that are unique to them. They are each entertaining in their own regard and they make my job as the photographer pretty easy!

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First Day of School 2019…

First day of school photos

The first day was a success! Everyone made it home from school and were anxious to talk about their days in detail over ice cream sundaes.

Hallie is wishing she had more friends in her classes, but grateful that she has lunch with all her friends

Hunter is wishing his buddy Scott could be there for the first day – but we made sure he was a part of the fun.

Bennett loves his new teacher because she’s so nice, he’s just wondering when basketball starts.

And Cannon…he thought it would be more fun and recess was shorter than he expected. Spoken like an honest 5 year old. He was brave for his first day but there was a moment where he had tear filled eyes and it took a minute to regain his courage. Steve and I both were there to make sure he got in the right line outside the school, waiting for his teacher.

We saw some other kids who were tearing up trying to find their lines so we made sure to get them to their teachers. We made it back to Cannon standing in his line and he was a ball of tears. His nerves had got the best of him but nothing Steve couldn’t shake him of. (Steve is the master at comforting and the master of distraction – both were needed in this moment). His teacher came at just the right time and she held Cannon’s hand as they made their way into the school. He smiled and waved and just like that he was off to new adventures.

And Briggs is wondering why he can’t start school today !

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Back to School Dinner 2019…

The swimsuits are still wet from all the swimming we’ve done this summer but we’re hanging up beach towels for backpacks tomorrow morning.

We had are annual back to school dinner and I’m happy to report that my kids have taken over the tradition! Steve and I decided on a theme and we passed that information on to Hallie and Hunter and they ran with it. I love having older kids!!

Bennett was a little concerned that it wasn’t going to be up to par with dinners we’ve had in the past but realized how silly of a thought that was as he saw the skittles being dumped on the table. (To add to it, years ago for one of the dinners we had oversized lemon drops on the table and for whatever reason, he can’t seem to get those candies out of his mind. When he found out that I didn’t buy any lemon drops it added to his disappointment of what this dinner could possible achieve. It’s all about managing expectations with that one!) He later reported that this dinner was “magical”. His words, not mine!

Our theme this year is “I can and I will” – First believing we can do what we put our minds to and then working to make it happen. It also pairs with the scripture “I will go and do” which is a favorite.

Hallie and Hunter even included sticky notes on the table for us to fill out individual I can and I will thoughts.

They’re excited and there doesn’t seem to be much anxiousness. Even with Cannon who’s starting kindergarten. He still hasn’t decided which backpack he’s going to go with but he’s got two to choose from tomorrow morning!

Happy back to school in 110* weather!

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