Thursday, August 27, 2009

The beginning of a new time of my life...

Kindergarten.

I can't believe the time has come for my baby to FINALLY enter the world of school. Yay. I can't even say just how excited I am for this day to finally be here. Of course, it was scary for me but also so wonderful. He definitely needs some entertaining.

As Cortney gave him a blessing this morning, I felt overwhelmed. It is scary to send your kids out into the world. I told him today that now it was his job to choose the right even without me there. He is a good boy.
His first day outfit of choice. I bought him probably 8 or 9 plain t shirts. School shopping for me this year was really cheap. Oh and yes, he got his hair cut (I had to pay him to do it...sheesh that kid). We looked through an Entertainment Weekly to see if he saw any hair cuts he liked. He picked a picture of Robert Pattinson...hahaaaa. This is the first time Oliver has really worn spiked hair. He was really looking in the mirror this morning as we got ready to go.


How handsome. I love being able to see his face again. That long hair was getting on my nerves.

Walking in.

My shy little boy. I know every mom feels the same feeling I felt...that they hope their kids will be able to make friends.

His teacher. She is so cute.


Name tag.

He walked in without so much as a glance backwards.

It felt like a long 3 hours. But it was so nice and quiet. Rob and I did a little grocery shopping and then I came home and got some work done. It was a nice afternoon.

After school I took the boys to Wiseguyz for a couple of slices of pizza. Oliver couldn't believe that there is no lunch during kindergarten. (I fed him before...honestly) We picnicked on the grass in front and talked about the day. Oliver said he was the best one in his class. I like that he thought that.


11 comments:

Isaac and Linh said...

ash these pics are so adorable! oli looks great!! :) we love the hair!

Earl Family said...

I love those pictures. Priceless. And Oli looks handsome. I am sure he will have girls crushing on him in no time.

Douglas and Connie Jones Earl said...

Oliver, you look great. We are so proud of you. Grandpa Doug

lindsay>boo said...

How much do I love that he picked out a picture of Robert Pattinson to copy! Seriously a priceless moment. That sure is a cute boy you have, Ashley!

Alisha Marlatt said...

I'm going to be going through the same thing with Avry on Tuesday! Today we practiced walking to the bus stop! I'll probably follow the bus for the first couple of days! His hair looks great by the way, it makes him seem so grown up.

AJ said...

What a fun time to be in kindergarten. Feeling all grown up and looking all grown up. It's ok Ash they have to grow up its part of life! Sad as it is sometimes!

duke of earl said...

oliver is one fresh individual...

bBchronicles said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, Oli-burrrrr! I want to smush his face and hold him forever! Such a traumatic time in a 'mother's' life - sheeeeeesh, when kids 'don't even look back' - that's a killer! Well, he looks handsome and prepared to experience 'life' in it's simplest form. He's independent and ready to go - HOW SAD IS THAT! (bursting into tears here)! Hang in there mama, you'll soon have your hands full with another and will help take your mind off of these heart-wrenching changes! ! ! ! ! haha!

Laura Lei said...

He looks so cool and grown up. I love it.

Christensen's said...

Ash! He is so handsome! I love his new hair! What a stud! Thanks for watering my garden. You are the best!

Angelique said...

I love that you let him pick out his own hair cut. He looks awesome in that red shirt. So exciting for him to be starting school.