Tuesday, August 2, 2011

All Grown Up

Well...yesterday the inevitable occurred at our house...Drew started Kindergarten! Of course we took about 300 pictures but here are just a few.

He doesn't look very thrilled to be there BUT it's really that he just was tired of pictures. Ha!

Inside his classroom by his cubby
This picture makes me laugh at the terrible face he is making BUT he also looks so sad. He was so happy to go though so I'm not sure what this face is all about.

Off we go to school...I'm so thankful we went as a family! As I walked out of school crying, David did everything to make me feel better. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have such a WONDERFUL husband!

Poor Alex was not happy that he couldn't stay with big brother. He begged to wear his "empty" backpack.

Before we left our house...

We are EXCITED about Kindergarten!

My precious boys...where has 5 years gone???

Awake but not happy about it. He said that he didn't like that you have to get up so early for school. David & I ASSURED him that we DO NOT like that either! Sometimes I think that God didn't make my buddy to wake up early. Laugh you may...but I'm dead serious! If I wake up early on my own, that's perfectly fine but when we wake up to an alarm clock we feel awful. Why is that???

I decided to add pictures of the last 5 years also. I didn't always have pictures labeled as Drew's first day of school so I chose pictures that I know were around the time of school starting. I have had mixed emotions about Drew starting school. On one hand, I know he is at a wonderful school and will have so much fun and learn so many new things. That part of it makes me excited for him! What makes me sad is thinking back over the past 5 years of him being at home with me. Knowing that I can't just keep him home if we feel like it or go out of town on a weekday, makes me sad. I have always been thankful that I have been able to stay at home but yesterday as I looked back over 5 years I was even MORE thankful that I was able to stay home with him from birth. I worked part time the past few years and he has always done MDO but that doesn't compare to starting REAL school everyday. Looking back over the last 5 years, I found some of my favorite pictures.

This was his first day at MDO at FBC Jonesboro where I taught 3-4 year olds for 2 years. He was 5 months old.

Fall 2007

Fall 2008 (shortly before Alex was born)

Fall 2009 (He LOVED Batman at this time)

Fall 2010


  1. Love the post babe! I cannot believe how quickly our little guy has grown up. Looking over the pics makes me smile. I especially love the pic at the Red Wolves game. He looked a lot like Alex then.

  2. oh Amber, the pictures are SO cute! glad his first day went so well!!

  3. So sweet - he looks So grown up! I'm glad he had a good day! And he looks JUST LIKE Alex at the football game. I thought it was Alex. I didn't think they look alike but maybe they do!!!
    I hope you are surviving this first week!