The first of MANY school lunches! Over the holidays I did quite a bit of baking and stacked the freezer full on mini muffins and little treats. Today he had hedgehog naughts and crosses... or hugs and kisses. I just made up the hedgehog recipe, but processed up the bicky crumbs quite fine, and instead of setting it in a slice tin, used some Ikea ice trays instead. That's his little treat to eat after his sandwich, grapes and yoghurt. It all packed together, along with some icepacks and bottle of water, into his Spiderman insulated lunch bag.
I was up early, and got ready before waking him. As he ate his breaky I gathered up his uniform and put it out for him. Usually I have to nag and nag, for him to get dressed, but this morning, I turned around and there he was. All dressed in his uniform. Looking very proud, and very old! As the time came to head to the car, he could not control the excitement! I tried to get him to stand still for the compolsary first day of school photo, but he just kept bouncing around. I did my best ;)
We picked up Brett on the way, and on our arrival at school located his locker. He got a scooter on his picture, which he thinks is pretty cool.
Into his classroom. He was greeted by his teacher Monica, and although he clung pretty close to my leg for the first few minutes we soon found an activity he wanted to try. I felt right at home too, as almost everyone had their cameras out.
Ethan wanted to join in too. I think he'd like to go to school right now!
When the time came for us to leave... about 10-15 minutes after we arrived, he happily said goodbye to us. I dropped Brett back at work, did some grocery shopping and headed back to pick him up. He was very happy to see me, but as we made our way back through the playground to the carpark he said "mummy?"
"I didn't want you to come and get me yet!"
I guess that's a good sign that he likes school. He had also been asking to have a sleepover at nanny and poppy's and we told him sleep overs have to be on Friday or Saturday nights now. Friday afternoon, after school we headed home. Poppy came over to pick him up. I was helping him pack his bag and he said, "I have to pack my school uniform!" He was quite disapointed that there is no school on Saturdays or Sundays. He's also VERY impressed that he can tell Aidan that he goes to big school. "One day Aidan, when you are big like me, you'll be able to go to big school too. For now, you have to go to kinder". LOL, there is only 6mths between them, but they are different sides of the cutoff. Because we have held Liam back though, to do pre-prep this year, they will actually be in the same year level as of next year.
For the first week (Thurs and Fri only) hours were 9.30-12.30, and also for the following week (this week). Next week we start full days :) Bring on next Friday! I'll be child free from 9-3! Whoooo Hoooooooo! Really, I do love them... but wow, what a treat!