"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life;
to put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived." ~Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Devin Starts Preschool

Devin has been so excited to start preschool, and today was finally the day!  Being number four of five kids, he's had to watch everyone go off and do fun things and he's had to wait.  And since he has a birthday early in the year (beginning of October) it seems that he's had to wait even longer.  Every day for the last two weeks he has wanted to drive past his preschool on our way through the neighborhood.  I feel like a stalker when I do it.

This year we wised up and decided that since this was Devin's first year, we would start fresh with a new school and teacher, one who happens to live right around the corner form us.  Missy is my good friend and started a preschool out of her house a few years back, and over the years people have raved about how much they liked it there.  She is so well priced and so close (you don't get closer than this) so it was a no brainer to go to her.  Devin has talked about "Miss Missy" for weeks!

Our kids are not early risers and never have been.  Morning school and church is always hard for them to get used to.  Our kids could go to bed at 7:30 and wake up at 9:30 the next day, no joke!  They love their sleep, and Devin is possibly the latest sleeper of them all.  So even though he was really pumped about today, the morning was a little rough because he had to get up and eat breakfast and get ready on MY terms, not his.  He fought me on breakfast and he fought me on brushing his teeth and going potty. He refused to wear the new orange shirt that he picked out at the store, he refused to wear his new Lightening McQueen backpack (that he picked out as well) and he almost refused to go altogether.  But I coerced him enough to get him outside for pictures, and then he was more willing to go when I said he could ride his bike.
He agreed to at least wear his backpack for pictures.

Now he's all smiles since he's on his bike!

Nope, he took the backpack right off.
When we got there, he was happy to go inside and give Miss Missy her little gift (I know she will love this picture!)  He hung his backpack up and started to skeptically scope out the place.  That's when I took off before he noticed.

When I picked him up at 11:00 he was all smiles and couldn't stop talking about how much fun he had and that he wants to go back every day.  I think this year will be great for him!!

1 comment:

Missy said...

That's one freaky picture of me. Devin did awesome in class today. No problems at all. He seems to get along with everyone. It will be a really fun year.