Monday, August 11, 2008

day one

Elijah looks ready to conquer the world, well at least the school, in this picture. I felt that he looked so small and the school looked so big, but it is so obvious that's not how he felt. He did very well this morning. Sat at his desk. Listened as I whispered a prayer in his ear. Hugged us both. Said, "I'm a little nervous." Said his goodbyes. Let us go with no problem. I did well, too. Until we got in the car and drove off. Jonathan was very sweet and understanding, while reminding me that Elijah would be coming home this afternoon. And he did. He's home now. He decided that he likes kindergarten. And that he'll go back tomorrow. That's a good start, right?


We started the day off having breakfast together at Cafe Louisa. Just the three of us. We had yummy sausage cheese biscuits.

We then went to school. The teacher made me feel better when I told her we worked on memorizing his lunch number, but I couldn't make any promises. He response was, "If he already knew everything, he wouldn't be in kindergarten." I told her I'd try to remember that...
He's not saying a whole lot about his day. I'm just getting bits and pieces out of him. But he said he'll go back. He seems happy. I'll take it.

And my day? I had to take Ella to the doctor. She has a cold. She had trouble sleeping last night. Her ear tubes have already come out. She may be getting an infection. We'll see the doctor again on Wednesday. And Miles kept asking me "Where's Lijah?" And telling me, "go get Lijah." We had lunch at McDonald's and on the playground he went to the little megaphone toy and said into it, "who's going to play with me?" No one was there. So he settled for Ella. I know he'll be happy when he gets up from his nap and finds his brother is home.

PS To my high school friends: Elijah is going to a science and technology exploration magnet school. David W. and Lori L. from our class both have their oldest starting kindergarten there as well.

9 comments:

Katie said...

Elijah is such a cutie posing there in front of his school! I'm so happy he liked his first day...I'm proud of both of you :)

P.S. I miss you!

Heidi said...

It sounds like Elijah had a great first day at school. Molly did as well. Like Elijah she told us she was nervous this morning and didn't give us much detail about her day. We found out little bits here and there. I'll try to get our pictures posted tonight. The science and technology magnet school sounds interesting.

allison said...

All in all, it sounds like your first day went well for everyone. It's amazing how God always prepares us in advance for whatever we face down the road. I'm still praying...

P.S. Our conversations on the way to the beach were such a blessing to me. Give everyone there a hug for me.

Rebecca said...

He looks like he had a great day. I am glad that you held up well. I suppose this is just a new chapter in all of our lives.

Betsy said...

Yeah! Sounds like a great start!

Anonymous said...

Tell "E" I said I would go back another day also! Also, I had a few scary moments as well at my school ---and I've been there almost 19 years! Wish I had a Mom to whisper a prayer in my ear---who knows, maybe she does everyday. One day I can ask----

tamara said...

Looks like he had a great day!! I am sure it is neat to see the kids of our old classmates! I know he will have a big time this year!!

Erika said...

If you see Lori, tell her I said hello and that she should get a blog too!

Glad Elijah's day went well.

Rebecca said...

I agree with Erika that Lori needs a blog.
I saw you leaving the doctor's office this morning. I was in the well child waiting room as you were getting into your van. I hope all went well.