Friday, August 27, 2010

Settling into School

Sam started back to school a few weeks ago.  1st grade.  I can't believe it!  We had a great summer, but he was ready to go back.  He loves school!  Sam's first weeks have been great.  He still LOVES riding the bus.  He still buys lunch in the cafeteria, but he has been taking his lunch a lot more this year.  Something new for this year at lunch - his teacher allows them to buy ice cream on Friday.  I made a deal with him that if he was good and got a "G" all week, I would let him buy the ice cream treat.  So far, this has worked out well.

Here are a few shots from his first day of school.  We barely opened the door to go outside and the it's-too-bright-out-here faces appeared. 

We finally managed a decent picture when he got inside at school.  He was excited to be there!  And he could see.  I guess these last 2 shots will go in the scrapbook.  One day.  It may be embarassing for him, but I'm not sure if I can resist the crazy faces.

Pete, Grace and I went to have lunch with Sam for the first time this year today.  We treated him to Subway and learned more about his day.  We also had a chance to talk to his teacher and got a good report from her.  I'm really excited for what this year will bring. I'll be helping with some room mom duties.  Sam is already getting some extra activities to keep him challenged.  I think it is going to be a great year!


  1. First grade is the best! You've got a cute family. I'm a new follower from blog frog. Nice to meet you!

  2. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I'm a new follower. Our son just started 7th grade and I tell you I feel like he just started 1st grade. Enjoy every little moment.

  3. Thanks for becoming a follower on my blog. I see we have kids that are the same age. My oldest starts 1st grade next week! It will be fun to see the different things each of them do in first grade and read about their experiences.

  4. Oh goodness...little boys are the best :-) I hope he has a great year! Following you now from blog frog! ~Kimberly

    Nice to meet you!!!