Tuesday, September 1, 2009

First Day of School!

Ian gets jipped. After a 1 day Summer Break, Ian was back to school today for his first day of Preschool! I love that this daycare operates on a curriculum based system that moves kids as a class (if they're ready). Essentially, the idea is that the transition is easier when they have their familiar classmates with them. They can begin to learn about bonding with other kids, establishing friendships, and developing common interests. It is also very helpful that one of his teachers from his Early Preschool class is now his teacher in his new Preschool class. She is his favorite of the 2 prior teachers and very sweet and gentle with the kids.

We are gearing up for our trip to Maui and leave on Sunday morning. I am packed and ready to go now! I hope to post again before then, but if not, I will be posting pics every few days while there. Aloha!

Hard to see, but the top of the counter is WAY above his head in the 2nd picture. I can't believe how tall he has gotten!

Getting dressed

My serious little student


  1. Thanks for posting the video. It is precious. Can't wait to see him in person this Sunday.

  2. Love the little crossed leg pose at the end - so cute :) Happy first day. We had a first day for one yesterday and a first day for another today. I'm WIPED OUT. The middle two start next week (barring a school district strike?!). We'll see how that all plays out. . . . I might need Maui myself before long!

  3. the getting dressed pic is great - especially followed by the serious pose at the end. how did our kids get so old? And they are cute as ever. Seriously - we need to meet someday and have them meet!

  4. I read through your archives and wanted to thank you for sharing your story. A lot of blogs seem to sugar coat things, but you kept it real (and your packing list was awesome).
    You family is adorable, and I hope everyone is doing well in 2012. :)