Tuesday, September 27, 2016

AUGUST: AND THEN THEY WERE BOTH IN SCHOOL

 And just like that Caderyn's first day of school arrived. 
*Insert Sarah doing a backflip here*
He was excited to get back to school and see his friends because as I'm sure so many of you other parents heard, he was "Soooooooooo bored."
But let's cut the silliness for a minute. 
Second grade. Seeeeecond graaaaaaaade.
How is my oldest baby in second grade? 
We've had quite a year of growth in our little man. 
He's beginning to test the boundaries, but also realize some limits.
 He is smart, goofy, and caring.
Now that we're a month into school, Caderyn is starting to get the hang of this second grade thing. There may be more homework than he's typically used to, but not one day has gone by since school started that he hasn't rushed up to me and told me he's had a great day at school. He adores his teacher and has a great group of friends at school. I feel so comfortable dropping him off every morning, it just feels like home.
 I know that with each passing year school can be more of a challenge, and, especially as his parents, we will be challenged to push him to excel and do his best.
Caderyn has a bright future ahead of him. My challenge is to keep that fire, that drive in him so he strives to be a lifelong learner and an advocate for the educational system.
So without further adieu, here are Caderyn's first day of school pictures.
Showing off his fancy new backpack.
You know I actually did okay until we got to school and Caderyn was all lined up with his class and then...I lost it. I was the mom with tears streaming down my face grabbing her son and telling him how proud of him I am. 
I was THAT mom. 
But it's true. I was so proud of him and so excited for him, but also sad at that moment because I would never get that moment back again. He will never be in that moment, at that age again. I felt like time was moving too quickly.
The first weekend of the school year arrived and we made use of the sunshine and took the boys for a hike. Sure, they complained, but the conversation about nature far surpassed the whines after about the first ten minutes.
Proof that I was there.
Husband had to work the rest of that weekend so the boys and I went on a little pizza adventure to this old fashioned pizza place called Fargos.
It was quite the experience. The atmosphere was fun, the pizza was okay, the dessert was AMAZING.
And then we rode our bikes.
The end. 

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