So after we dropped off the little pumpkin at school and ran to the post office to mail some packages (I'd forgotten just how easy one child is when it comes to errands!), Hudson & I headed home and enjoyed some one-on-one time.
We played "school"...
and then I just watched him play his new favorite game...
First, you put it waaaaay up there. Then you take it down and examine it closely, saying "ca" (car). Then you throw it down HARD to see what it does. Getting tickled at the loud THUD it makes when it hits the chair. Repeat...and again...and again.
This one is 100% boy.
I love to watch him play.
Boys play so differently from girls! And then it was FINALLY time to go pick up the little pumpkin at school!!! We walked in just in time as her teacher was handing Grace the paints to give out to her friends. It was so cute to watch them get excited when it was their turn! The teacher had them bring their favorite t-shirt on the first day, they each took turns describing why it was their favorite, then they put them all together and tried to remember what shirt belonged to whom...part of their My Friends and Me unit for the week. She was so excited when I picked her up and I could tell she really enjoyed her first day, which put this mama's heart at ease. An answered prayer indeed!
She was tickled that they made pudding during their "math" time, learning about equal parts and conversions "and then we got to EAT IT for SNACK!!!!!" Loved how happy she was! The teacher gave each kiddo their own copy of The Kissing Hand to take home, a sweet book about a racoon who misses his mama on the first day of school. I'd never heard of this book before. LOVE IT! And when we got home.... A celebration "cake" in honor of her first official day of school!!! Just a simple little way to fancy up her PB&J using THIS super easy recipe from Gourmet Mom on-the-Go. Anything to make her day a little more special! So thankful for a wonderful first day!
Here's to many, many, many more days like this one!