Monday, September 20, 2010

And so it begins -


The driving back and forth to school, keeping track of library books and field trip dates and "red day" so that my son is not the only one wearing blue that day. Last week was a whirlwind of learning the ropes at Eli's new preschool. He's enrolled in Northwest Co-op Preschool and I think by the end of the first semester he may actually be able to tell you the name of his school without any prompting - it's not the kind of name that sticks in your mind.
Deep in thought in the way to his first day.

Does going to school actually physically age children immediately? After his very first day, he seemed so much more independent and grown up. I'm sure it's just that I'm finally recognizing how much he's growing - and the fact that I now spend a significant amount of time alone with a 1 1/2 year old, which sure makes Eli seem older. The big kid haircut he got the week before starting school doesn't help, either.
This week Friday will be his first field trip already. He's very excited.







Circle time Eli's first day of school.