Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ernest's First Day at HeadStart

The day started early for us. I woke up around 5:30am, but officially it was 6:15am. Started ironing the boys shirts when Ernest woke up at 6:30am. Believe me this is early for him. Usually he doesn't like waking up before 8am. Anytime before that he tends to be very grumpy and whiny. What was so adorable this morning was that he woke smiling and in a very good mood for 6:30am. Got dressed without complaining and was ready to wake up everyone in the house.

He couldn't stop asking me questions about what was going to happen in school. He wanted to know what his teacher's name will be, will he be taking a nap, will he have breakfast and lunch, are they going to play games, and (the question I couldn't help but laugh at) will they have bread. See Ernest loves to eat bread, but it has to be plain bread. No jelly, peanut butter, etc. Just plain white bread. So, I found his thinking of their having bread very funny...and of course adorable. We even let him wear his Spiderman shirt for his first day, which he was even more happy about.

I feel a little sad because I wasn't able to go to school with him. Because I have to be at work at 8am and Ernest needed to feel out paperwork before he went to class it was better for me to be dropped off first. I really wanted to take pictures of his class and his new school. Ernest called me several times over all the repetitive paperwork he had to fill out, which I totally understood. I was told that his new teacher said that Little Ernest walked in the classroom like he had been there before. That brought a little tear to my eyes.

After work we went to pick him up and heard him sing the alphabet song about 8 times before reaching home. I admit, however, he did very well in singing the song. I think he missed about only 4 letters. He messed up once, realized it and started all over again. I heard how he took a nap, ate breakfast, built a tower with blocks, and played some game called "Pass the Pumpkin". He didn't mention his teacher, but I could tell he is very happy where he is at. That is always a good thing.

Well, anyhow...here are a few pictures of my baby as we walked to the car to start our day. As you can tell he made sure he had his bread before we left the house. Told you he loves plain bread. LOL.