Tuesday, August 28, 2012

First Day of School - Like A Boss!

When we got up this morning, I asked Aiden if he wanted to go to school today. His face lit up and his smile got so big! "I can go school? Have lunch? Play in gymp?"

"Yep!" I told him. He has been out of school for about 10 days between summer camp and school year, and he has really, really missed it!

He was so proud of himself, he decided he was going to wear a shirt with buttons and he was going to do all the buttons all by himself - and he did mostly.

Once he was all dressed and ready for school, we went over to Randalicious' house to take First Day of School pictures:

This is obviously a very serious affair for Aiden --

I am sure there will be years where he seems to grow a foot over night or where he goes to a new, bigger school and that will all be much more difficult. 

This year I am just really proud of how far he has come with his speech and how much he loves to read and learn. More than anything, I am proud of the two of us for making it through a really hard year and coming out the other side just as happy and wonder struck as ever.

On to the next adventure!

But before we can go to school we have to practice being a tree...

The only thing that would tip you off that this was the first day of school was the larger than usual crowd showing up to drop-off which made Aiden a little hesitant. But by the time we were through the door, there were little voices from everywhere saying "Hi Aiden!" and Braden showed up right behind us so that helped a bit.

Once we got in the classroom, Aiden said hi to Mrs Sanchez and then I proceeded to cover him in kisses - Eskimo, butterfly, man style and bear hugs galore. With one little look back, Aiden picked an alphabet square on the rug -- the INSECT square -- and suddenly, Mommy was the last thing on his mind.

Here's to a new year, new girlfriends, new books, new words and new adventures.

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