Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Annnnnd They're Off!

If you're up with Disney Princesses, I'm also giving away a family four pack of tickets to Disney on Ice in Chicago for the Wednesday September 8 performance here.

I'm giving away our new favorite book - Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten here.

I have a new giveaway up for a Monopoly board game here.


Yesterday, we had meet the teacher day. Mister Man was able to go to his classroom to drop off all his supplies and well, meet his teachers. I was able to find out that there were eighteen students in his first grade class - including more girls than last year. We both got to see that he knows many of the kids in his class and is friends with many of them already.


But today was the big day. We had to be up and out the door on time, and we added a new friend to our carpool. Somehow, it all worked out, and I even had time to get a few pictures of Mister Man for our annual first day of school montage.

Unfortunately, it was really sunny today, so he couldn't open his eyes all the way. I feel your pain, son, I feel your pain.

When we got to school, I asked that they wait by the entrance so I could take our traditional in front of school pictures, too. He obliged nicely - I was so proud.

And of course our new carpool buddy wanted to be in the picture with him, too. And so did Little Miss (who was to have started kindergarten tomorrow but now won't - and that's tomorrow's post). I absoluately love this picture - and only partly because they are all so happy to be together that they are voluntarily holding hands. Seriously, how sweet are they?

Once we got past the pictures, I was chopped liver. Mister Man and his friend almost ran to get to their classrooms (they sadly aren't in the same class this year). When Mister Man came back out to put his backpack in his cubby, I asked for a good-bye hug, which he granted and then sprinted back into the classroom.

His friend was standing on the other side of me, and she gave me the saddest look ever after he ran in. But I wanted to give him a good-bye hug, too!

Ahhhh, puppy love.

The best part of the day though? I found out that Mister Man had a wonderful green day. I'm so proud of him!


Daniel August 25, 2010 at 9:07 AM  

Hi Michelle,

It was great to meet you at the Jewel event yesterday (it's always nice to find another Vikings fan in Bear country). Please let me know if you have any lingering questions from the whirlwind tour, and good luck with getting all the kids back to school this week!

Danny Olson

Anonymous August 25, 2010 at 2:04 PM  

Love the pics & so glad to hear that he had a great first day of school! :)

Michelle August 25, 2010 at 10:25 PM  

Danny - So great to meet you, too! It was definitely an informative event and yeah... we're definitely Vikings fans :)

Patty - Oh he did. He's so excited to be back; he really loves it there. I just hope he continues to as he grows older!

Pat August 26, 2010 at 12:18 PM  

That is an adorable picture of the three friends...so nice that his sister is his friend!

I recall taking a picture of each son standing in front of our front door on the first day of school each year. Their clothes are new and fresh looking and they have hopeful smiles.

septembermom August 31, 2010 at 8:58 AM  

Wonderful!! What else can I say after looking at those cute pictures :)

Michelle September 2, 2010 at 10:34 PM  

Pat - Oh I love that the wee ones get along so well. I can only hope that it continues. I LOVE that first day of school picture.

Kelly - Awww, thanks. These are the really fun days, aren't they?

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