This is Matty’s last day at Primrose Preschool. Between Davy and Matty we spent four and a half years here and my heart is sad to say goodbye. As this chapter of our life has come to an end, a new one has opened where both of our boys will now be at Berkeley Prep. I am thankful for the directors and the teachers of this school, they loved our children and in return we loved them.
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This year Matty’s class at Primrose put on a Thanksgiving show for the parents. They sang three cute little songs and then we sat down with them to eat pumpkin pie… They were so sweet, I videoed Matty’s performance, after all he has been singing these three songs at home for weeks… 🙂
Matty sitting next to his friend David…
Matty’s friend Colin…
Matty eating his pumpkin pie…
Matty’s little friend Jay…
It was the first day of school and our boys were ready to go! The night before we laid out their clothes, packed their bags, and went to bed early because we all knew that 6:30am was going to be here before we knew it. Most of the summer the boys were getting up between 7-7:30, so this transition wouldn’t be too hard on them. For breakfast they gobbled down some pancakes with syrup and whipped cream and a big glass of OJ. With their bellies full, they got dressed, and we headed outside for our traditional in front of the house photo. Although I laid the camera out early hoping that the lens would adjust to the August humidity, it didn’t so a few of them are cloudy. Oh well, I’d rather have cloudy pictures instead of no pictures. 🙂
Davy is now officially a first grader. His teacher is Mrs. McElroy. Matty is in a Preschool 3 class called EP3 and his teacher is Ms. Adkins. Neither one of them seemed nervous, sad, nor anxious…just excited! We loaded into the car and off we went for drop off!
This year instead of walking Davy in, we let him jump out of the car from the car line just like the other older kids. He was happy.
We walked Matty into his new class. He too did a really good job. I expected him to be a little clingy, instead I think that he was just excited. We kissed him good bye and we were off!
Davy’s teacher shared some photos from throughout the week… Looks like everyone is have a wonderful time.
First grade boys on Friday’s officially have to dress in a blazer and tie, doesn’t Davy look so handsome…
Here’s to a wonderful year!
It’s a new year and a new day. After a long and wonderful summer vacation it is time for Matty to go back to school as well. This year he is in the 3-year-old Preschool class. Some of his extracurricular activities will be Tumble Bears and Hip Hop Dance. :O) Off you go to play and learn little love…
Eyes are on Daddy! He knows we are about to leave and he is not happy…. Love you bubbie!
To kick off Matty’s 2nd birthday, we surprised him with a party in his classroom at school today, November 15th. After looking at our schedules, we decided that we would be able to give Matty more birthday time if we started the day before rather than just on his actual birthday. When it came to deciding what theme the party would be, it was between Mickey and trains; and since he was Mickey for Halloween…this was the perfect opportunity to shine something else that he loves. Granny, Andy, Davy, and I all show up to his classroom with cupcakes, snacks, and balloons for everyone… he was so happy to see all of us. The class sang him happy birthday and he just beamed with smiles.
After we left the school, we headed home and again surprised Matty with Thomas decorations, a big homemade cake, and a giant singing Thomas balloon. Davy immediately ran and gave him a big hug when we got home.
Now of course we couldn’t wait until after the cake to give him his presents…sooo… From mom and dad he got his first big boy bike, from Davy a Cars helmet, from Papa a Little Peoples Car Garage, and from Granny the Slinky dog from the movie Toy Story (it looks like Maggie).
After presents were opened, Andy cooked up one of Matty’s favorite meals: grilled hot dogs, cheese puffs, chips, and strawberries. I took down the baby swing off of the swing set, and put up a lowered big boy swing just for Matty.
Kelly and the kids came over to help us sing Happy Birthday to Matty and eat cake. I was so proud of Matty. He wanted to wear the hat and he actually blew out his own candles. Such a sweet boy.
Off to bed Matty goes in his new birthday Thomas jammies…. Can’t wait to wake up and sing to you tomorrow morning birthday boy…. :O)
Click the link to read about The Birthday Breakfast…
Well we did it! We survived our first week of school. My mother and a few others all laughed at me and said, “Welcome to the real world”. Andy told me that he was proud of me for rallying so early and getting up each day at 6:30. Up until now, I would rarely get up with a 6 on the clock and now I don’t have a choice. Ughhh, here’s to the next 17 years!
Davy had a great first week. Wednesday morning when we got to school he informed us that he didn’t want us to park the car, that we were to go in the car line and drop him off. Andy pulls up, opens his door, and he just runs off. He didn’t even wait for one of the 5th grade patrols to escort him to his room. He turned, waved and then disappeared into a sea of little blue and white elementary children. He’s such a big boy. On Thursday morning while putting on his school uniform he says to me , “Mama I love this” (talking about his uniform) and when I asked him why he said because he was proud of it. So sweet. :O) Friday he tells me that he picked out and ate a healthy lunch (in the cafeteria they pick out their own meals) and then very excitedly he tells me that after school he gets to go to Beep with Ryan and they watch movies. Everyday he comes home and talks about one of his friends and something that he did that day at school. This year the theme is the solar system and a couple of years ago Brandie had given him a solar system mobile so Andy hung it up in his room. I can’t wait to hear about all of the things that he is going to learn.
Matty also had a great week. Each morning he cried when I dropped him off, but after the first day he didn’t cry again when I picked him up. Everyday the teachers commented on how smart he is and how he is such a good boy, but we already know these things. He did very well with his shapes and blocks. He ate all of his snacks and most of his lunches. He slept on his cot during nap time and the best thing of all….he used the potty! Everyday he peed in the potty. So proud of little bubbie!
Today was Matty’s first day ever of Preschool. Up until this point the most interaction that he has had in a classroom was at church and well we stopped going to church because he would scream and cry so badly that every week I was getting paged to the nursery to come and get him. So, Andy and I were nervous today as to how Matty would react being left at school. We were hoping that he would be some what comfortable at the school since he had been so many times to drop off and pick Davy up.
It continued to rain this morning, as well as bring on a lot of humidity. I tried to keep the camera lens clean, but it kept fogging up and I have no idea really why the pictures turned out this way.
This is Matty’s new school. Primrose is located about 1.5 miles from our house and we were really pleased with how Davy progressed during his time here.
Although Matty is only 21 months, Ms. Nightlinger went ahead and placed him in the young 2’s class. I felt relief over this because Matty is so smart and we don’t want him held back in any way. This is his classroom and his teacher Ms. Pagan, his other teacher is Ms. Santos and the two classroom helpers are Ms. DeJam and Ms. Diaz.
You can tell here that he is starting to get suspicious of the surroundings. He has a tendency to eat his fingers when he is unsure of something or nervous.
This little girls name is Reece. Immediately when we walked into the room she ran over and smiled at Matty. We were pretty sure that she wanted him to go and play with her.
Andy gave Matty a kiss goodbye, we went to leave the room, and Matty’s panic set in. He raced for door and tried to sprint out after me. The teacher caught him and he started to cry. I wanted to stand at the window and wave at him, but we all know that isn’t a nice thing to do to them. The teacher quickly walked off and we left. :O(
This afternoon Davy and I both went in to pick him up. He saw us at the door and ran over to us crying. I think that this was his way of saying, “You left me here all day!” I gathered up his blanket and his Bruce and he snuggled into me. It was really sweet.
The teacher said that he didn’t cry for very long after we left this morning and he didn’t cry at all the rest of the day, until he saw us. She said that he was a really good boy. He ate all of his food (beef nuggets, potatoes, both snacks) but no vegetables. He also slept really well on the cot and they were surprised when he asked to use the potty. She said to me, “He’s such a smart boy!” This is that moment when the parent glows and says, “I know”.
The boys ran out of the building and out to the car….all in all I would say that Matty had a pretty good first day of preschool.