Tuesday, February 1, 2011

No Worries

Day One was a success! Except Nate was all, "Am I going back tomorrow?" And I was like, "Yes, until you're 18." Best not to tell him that just yet.

We have a little tradition of going out for cupcakes after the first day of school. Since it was super hot yesterday--like you know when you open the oven and a wave of heat blows in your face? Like that.--I didn't bake them myself. We went to the bakery and enjoyed the air conditioning.

That badge he's wearing should say "World's Cutest Kindergartener." Those eyes! Those curls! I mean, c'mon. (Nate would like me to add that he is eating a pink cupcake under duress.)

And not to be forgotten, here's our big Year 2 girl, all ready for swimming lessons.

Ava loves being the seasoned, experienced one. She's been giving Nate all kinds of advice and asking what he did his first day. Yesterday, I mentioned to her that maybe she could look for Nate during morning tea and say hi to him. "Yeah, maybe," she said. "But I'll have to tell my friends what I'm doing." These friends that have all been to our house, seen Nate every schoolday for the past two years, those friends? "I'm sure they know you have a little brother," I told her. Oh well--we'll get there.

Nate seemed pretty chilled about the whole thing. He was happy to get up and get dressed. This morning, as his class marched off, leaving the parents behind, Nate was bringing up the rear. "Bye, buddy! Have a great day!" I called out. He darted back and gave me a big hug, and then trotted off.

That was pure gold. Someone's getting a pony.


  1. Awww, how sweet! Sounds like it was a good day all around. And cupcakes too. You're a fun mom!

  2. I'm so glad he's liking it. And Ava is hilarious. I mean, it's one thing for your friends to know you have a brother. It's another thing to, like, seek him out at school.

    Ponies for all!

  3. Those kids of yours, too cute.

  4. Awe, I love that he ran back and hugged you. Love that =). And I love that you have a tradition of eating cupcakes the first day of school, those are the memories childhood is made of...see you "are" a good mom ;).

  5. aww! been meaning to ask you how Nate went at big school. I'm sure he'll love it as much as Ava.
    BTW did he ask you on Tue if he had to go back on Wed? :)

  6. I love these stories and although I'm not a mom yet, I am dreading this fall when Avery starts kindergarten. Where does the time go? I do however look forward to the day that Avery trains up her little brothers as they prepare for their first days. It appears your Ava and "my" Avery are good at the big sister thing.

  7. I somehow missed this blog...I couldn't stop smiling and so glad I checked back. Mother and Son, "those special moments you will treasure", or do they say Mummy and Son? It's all the same..