Monday, August 24, 2009

It's official, Chase is a PreSchooler!

I don't think I slept very much last night, I kept looking at the clock and counting how long until we had to drop Chase off at PreK. I was terrified he would cry and be scared, turns out I was terrified for nothing!!!! Chase got up (without too much of a fight!), ate breakfast, brushed his teeth, got dressed, and was ready to go. We took pictures outside, then made our way to school. We talked about what a wonderful day he was going to have and never once did he tell me he didn't want to go or that he was scared. We logged our code in to drop him off, walked to class, and I could tell I wasn't going to make it without crying! I didn't want to cry in front of him and upset him so I told Jeff to take him in and I'd be right there. Chase saw I had stopped and went to hug Jeff goodbye. I told Chase we were going to go in his class with him and he said, "why?" I nearly fell over, he would've said goodbye to us right there!!!! I just told him I wanted to say hi to his teacher (truth is I couldn't stand to leave him) and he was fine with that. We went in, hung his backpack up, briefly talked to Miss. Caren, took a picture, got hugs, and that was it. Our baby, was a big boy. As soon as we walked out of the class I lost it. I'm a teacher, I'm not supposed to do that, but it's so hard when it's your own baby you're leaving!!!!! I pretty much cried the whole way to the car and the whole way to work, but I eventually managed to stop!

Jeff picked Chase up this afternoon and they said he did great. His teacher complimented on how well behaved he was, which is always nice to hear. Chase called me on the phone since I had to work late for our Meet the Teacher and told me that he really liked school. He said it was more fun that going to the baby sitter and that he wanted to go back tomorrow, so I'm going to take that as a successful day!!! Let's hope tomorrow goes just as well! I can't say how proud I am of him, he's so big and brave!!!! :o)

Chase and Daddy

Chase and Mommy

Super Cool Star Wars Backpack!

Walking w/Daddy to the building

Such a Big Boy!

Big Smiles on the way to class!

A family shot before we say goodbye (it was all I could do to not cry here)!

Chase with Miss. Heather (left) and Miss. Carrie (right)

He really does make my heart smile!!!

***I am grateful for
1) an awesome first day of school for Chase
2) Chase is so brave
3) Chase is so big!
4) an easy goodbye this morning
5) Monday is over!


Michelle said...

Aww he is a big boy now! He is just so cute. I am glad that the day went well for him and I am sure it will get better for you.

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

congrats to chase!!!!

what a wonderful milestone for your entire family!

Joy said...

Awwww, both of our kids are starting a new chapter in their lives. And so are we! How crazy how parallel our lives are right now.

I'm glad Chase handled it so well and had a great day!!! Elaina told me, "There's a girl in my class. Sometimes she cries for her mommy." It broke my heart to hear that so I'm glad both our kids are well-adjusted to going to school!

The Carty Party Mom said...

ah Kahla, we've all been there. Crying is normal...yours is just amplified because you are pregnant right now. I cried this morning dropping Jaymi in kindergarten....not because she was so big and brave, not because I almost didn't get a hug at all, but because my little one wasn't ready to let Jaymi go. 'Tis life and so it must move forward. So happy Chase had a great first day!

Stephanie said...

yeah Chase! He is such a big boy!

Stacy E. said...

So proud of my little buddy, Chase! Glad you had a great first day of school! Love ya!
---Aunt Stacy

Amanda Hoyt said...

Congrats on your big boy entering PreK!
Have a great rest of the week!
Hugs and prayers,

Caroline in Wisconsin said...

Awe, Your site was so touching with the music and I could just relate to everything. I've been married to my best friend for 10 years too! I have two boys and my "baby" starts 4-K preschool next week. My older boy is in 3rd grade. It really looks like you have a happy family! :) I'm not trying to market to you, but a wrote a kids book and I think you would like it. It's called Huckleberry's Hiccups. It's on Amazon if you want to check it out.
God Bless,
Caroline Hepfler