Monday, August 24, 2009

D's first day of Kinder!

So it begins. My big boy started Kindergarten today! He woke up with a grin on his face all ready to go. I showed him one more time where his food was in his lunchkit, had him sign his name to his teacher's survival kit, and we headed out the door. For the first day, I decided to walk him to school. Half way there, he asked if I would hold his hand. It gets me all choked up just thinking about it, and I think he was starting to get a bit anxious with his excitement. He was great in the classroom though and waved me off without a problem. I hope all the new kinder kids are having an awesome day today!!

Just to compare how much he has GROWN in 3 is the pic from his first day at AHA Preschool when he was 2, just a week after I got him...

And here he is this morning. In his first outfit...and his official kinder first day pic. Unfortunately, the pants were big, with no adjustable waist and we had belt issues and I didn't want to send him without a belt, so we changed into smaller shorts at the last minute for actual school, hence the pant

In front of his new excited!

D with his new teacher, hope you have a great first day at school, D!!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

First Day of Kinder Part 1 - The Lunch

As D starts school tomorrow, I find myself becoming very obsessed with every little detail. Today (or rather, around midnight Saturday night, I prepared his lunch). This is subject to some changes today/Monday morning but I think I'm pretty set with this.

First, the lunchkit and backpack that D picked out. The black bottom part of the lunchkit is where one of the food containers goes.

This is the container that slides into the bottom. He's going to have pasta with a bit of olive oil and shredded cheese on top, plus pepperoni, a few pickle slices and broccoli drizzled with light ranch. It's all items I know he'll eat consistently.

In a snack container in the top part, I put some apple newtons, popcorn, and 3 little frosted animal crackers.

Can't forget a bottle of water!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Teacher Survival Kit

After seeing the idea (and using parts of it) on DAM, we decided to make one for D's new teacher. D is so excited to take it to her on the first day of school!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Our 3 year anniversary week!

Aug 16th - 21st, 2006 was one exciting week! Aug 16th was the day I first got to meet D in person. Aug 18th, he came home with me for the weekend, but I had to bring him back that Sunday to his foster home. And then Aug 21st, I signed all the paperwork and he came home with me for good!! To commemorate it being 3 years since then, I thought I'd share some pics from that first week. Enjoy!

Aug 16th, 2006 He bonded so easy!

Aug 16th, 2006 Cutie!

Aug 17th, 2006 Got to take him for an hour or so, we went to McDs for dinner...

Aug 19th - relaxing at home with his soon to be new mommy!
Aug 19th - finding out he's a GOOD eater...lolAug 20th - morning playtime

Aug 21st - The papers are signed and this little man is ALL MINE!!!

Friday, August 07, 2009

Another surgery for D

D had surgery today to get tubes put in his ears, plus examine his sinuses. It ended up also being partly an adenoidectomy, as the doc found some adenoid tissue still in there, so he cauterized it.
D before the surgery...such innocence...

Sleeping off the drugs, and drooling all over the place...

He kept saying he was gona "frow up", so he had the trashcan in his lap, as i went over to take a pic of him, he nodded off into it. Hilarious!