Tuesday, August 19, 2008

1st Day of 1st Grade

We can hardly believe that we have a son who is old enough to be in 1st Grade! Jeremy and I woke up early this morning to get things ready and to pray for Calahan, his teacher and his year. We decided that after the trauma of sending him last year to K5 that this was a breeze. It really helps that we are excited about his teacher! Mrs. Herlong. She is precious, with one downfall... She likes Clemson as is evident by her classroom decorations. We did not warn her that Calahan will tease her horribly and tell her that "Tarheels are the best"! She will learn quickly, probably in the first 5 minutes of him being there.

He wouldn't hold my hand as I walked him into the school. That was tough for me. On the way I asked him what he was most excited about and he said "lunch". What a boy! I can't wait until 2:30pm when I get to hear all about his first day of first grade!

So Harper and I will be home for a few weeks together until she starts school after Labor Day. She will go 3 mornings a week. Today she is going for a trial class at The Little Gym for ballet, tap and gymnastics. She already had her leotard on at 7:50 this morning. She is so excited! It is going to cost a lot of $ but it is worth it to see her so excited and happy!


sara said...

Oh, Kelly! I teared up just thinking about it. He is so cute.

Mary Beth Spann said...

I think Sara was tearing up at the thought of Clemson paraphernalia in Calahan's classroom... poor kid.

Bring HC down for a visit before school starts!

Tish said...

I can't believe he's that old either! I still have the Texas Mickey Mouse shirt that Chad brought me back when he first went to meet him! Seems sooo long ago, but just like yesterday!

And just for the record, I am sooo glad he'll have a good influence around...that's what classrooms are for...a proper education HA! GOOOO TIGERS!

Julie said...

I would love to hear the discussions that go on between Cal and his teacher. Ed and I have taught him well how to argue that team rivalry!